projects

Below you can find details of recent projects. If you require more information or reading below gives you an idea of your own please don't hesitate to contact us.

bathroom renovation - Swinton

This project involoved removing the old, dated bathroom suite and replacing it with a new Whirlpool Bath. On removing the old tiles the walls needed replastering and to accomodate new lights the ceiling needed re-skimming.

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Driveway - Sale

The client had recently had hardcore laid on an area of land to the front of the property but due to planning constraints the exit which was proposed had to be relocated, this meant removing the hard core and installing a gradient to one edge of the driveway to bring it level with the drop kerb that had been installed by the council. New edging stones and a driveway threshold had to be installed to retain the decorative gravel which was to be laid on the finished area.

New rustic edgings were installed all the edge of the garden path, we were able to utilise stones which had been dug out of the land during previous building work. This helped to keep it within keeping of the rest of the garden borders.

Currently awaiting photos

loft conversion - knutsford

The brief for this job was to turn a disused loft space into a habitable room with access into the eaves for storage. The original chimney was to stay in place due to it still being used. This would mean making sure that it was surrounded by fire board to comply with the building regulations.

To convert the loft space into a bed room would involve installing new floor joists to take the weight of the new floor and walls, fit 2 Velux roof windows, install a universal beam to support a new staircase and fit 2 escape windows to the gable ends of the house to comply with the building regulations for a safe means of exiting in case of an emergency.

The home owner was going to fit the electrics but we would install all the wiring prior to this to ensure it was in the correct place before building walls and laying the floor.

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roof renovation - swinton

Our brief was to replace the old slate roof which was leaking in places and over the years the tiles had become cracked and warn.

The job meant erecting scaffolding around the 3 sides of the house to help us strip back the old slate tiles (which we removed intact in order to recycle them and help to fund part of the job for the client) and remove and replace all the old felt and roofing batterns.

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loft conversion - lymm

The clients had just bought this house but when the survey was carried out they had been told the original loft conversion that had been done by the previous owner would not pass current building regulations. Our brief was to take out the old conversion and convert the loft space into a room which would pass the current regulations, incorporating safe means of exit, insullation and new floor joists to take the weight of a new floor.

The plans that had been draw up meant installing 2 (3 piece) beams the full length of the loft space on either side to support the new floor joists, raising them up enough above the old ceiling to keep this in place.

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kitchen renovation

The brief was to remove the old kitchen and fittings and replace these with a new and updated kitchen and layout.

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block paving driveway - swinton

The old paving slab driveway was becoming pitted and cracked and needed replacing with something modern and able to stand the weight of the cars.

The client chose a two colour, 90 degree block pattern.

This job meant digging back the old driveway and re-surfacing with new hardcore to accomodate the new paving. We also had to remove a small stone wall and lower the flower bed to the left of the property and install new edging stones to retain the soil.

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garden step

The brief from the client was to remove the old and structurally unsound retaining wall in the back garden with a strong and modern block paving step onto the raised section of the garden.

We firstly removed the old step, hand rail and retaining slabs. Dug back the soil to give us a sound area to hold back the garden from. We introduced new edging slabs to strengthen the step against the weight of the lawn. Then laid new blocks at 90 degrees to each other to add style to the new step.

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