Chimney stack - Re pointing and repair
Chimney stack in need of some attention. our chimney sweep informs us that the top of the chimney needs re-pointing and some TLC as some of the bricks are loose. the house is a Victorian mid terrace and we share the stack with our next door neighbour who has had work taken out in the past to maintain their half of the stack. A photograph taken from the ground is available upon request to help evaluate the job.
George was prompt to reply to my enquiry providing me with a clear quotation. He provided great customer service and a high quality finish to the job at a good price. Would recommend him to anyone who needs some roofing work done.David
Want a partition wall put up with door access. A third bedroom comes off a second bedroom, so want them to have there own access. The rooms are empty at present, so want someone to come out and have a look, to let me know cost.
wall to be built 6m + garage door
Erect partition walls to create extra individual office space in a 1st floor open plan office. No plans drawn up.
remove chimney breast which is made of plasterboard, make good the cieling, coving and skirting board
ampthill road area of bedford
We have an end of terrace property which has a double garage to the side, however we only own the one adjoined to our house. We require a first floor extension to go over the garage and then forward over the driveway. Building over the driveway will again be just at first floor level sk that we have a "car port" underneath. It is circa 3m x 8m and will give us a new master bedroom over the gaage with ensuite and a home office over the driveway. We have a plumber And electrician to do those elements so we really just need the shell to be built as such with roof and windows etc. Planning has been granted and building regs are in and a few weeks off being granted. A builder with several staff is what we are looking for so that this can be completed as quickly as possible.
Currently a old victoria 3 bed house, want to convert into two flats.
Bottom floor: needs a seperate entrance, install a bathroom, extend the kitchen by a few foot at the back of the house
Outstairs: seperate entrance again, make the toilet into storage, the bathroom needs a toilet fitting, make bedroom into a kitchen, a new window needed in kitchen space
need seperate heating, water, electric systems, lights etc
We would like to extend the downstairs area to include a bigger kitchen and also extend the family bathroom
I'm not sure
We have recently bought this property at auction. It is a mid Edwardian terraced house, in a good solid condition, although saying that, it is at present very tatty, a 'Life of Grime' property!
We have already been in contact with the Planning Officer and Building Control and are looking to turn the property into a multi occupant house for the nurses at Bedford hospital. This being the case, we will need to install the relevant fire precautions and sound insulation.
On the ground floor there is a storm porch, hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen, utility room, lobby and bathroom, with three double bedrooms on the first floor. Also there are front and rear gardens.
We are looking to return some of the original features into the property, such as coving, high skirting boards, panelled doors, fireplaces and sash windows, but using new, rather than reclaimed materials.
The other work we are looking for is as follows: -
On the ground floor, make a smaller hallway, then open up the dining room, remainder of the hallway and the kitchen to make a semi open plan area. Knock down the utility room, lobby and bathroom to create a longer double skin extension, creating a shower room, rear hall and a study/bedroom. Also extend up over half of it to create another bedroom on the first floor.
On the first floor the rear bedroom will become a bathroom and a hallway, leading to the new extension /bedroom. Install another staircase to: -
The loft area where a bedroom and bathroom are to be created with dormers to the rear.
Plastering/skimming throughout as necessary. Rewiring, new electrics, central heating, woodwork guttering and decoration throughout, along with any other necessary remedial work. We are looking for a very good quality finish.
Possible installation of the new kitchen and bathrooms, decking/landscaping of the gardens,
fencing and new front wall/railings.
This is an idea of all that need to be done, but obviously discussion with our chosen builder will be very important.
We are looking for a builder to work with us from the planning stage until the completion and are looking for their advice/recommendations on the works.
As far as a start date goes, we would ideally like somebody to start at the beginning of Feb, but no later than Easter. Planning will probably not go through fully until March, but there is a lot of work on the existing part of the house, so that shouldn't be a problem.
I have listed 'not sure' regarding the amount of the budget, due to the large amount of work required and discussions with the chosen builder will be needed before this can be determined.
Ideally we would like someone who belongs to the Federation of Master Builders, or similar and will require references and to see previous work.
We will also have other projects in later 2008, so would like to get someone who will work with us on those and future ventures! We want you to enjoy working with and for us!!
If you feel this is a job for you please contact me as soon as possible, preferably by Thursday 13th December, so that the work can be built into your schedule and ours. We really would like to get the work booked as soon as we can.
If you have any questions don't hesistate to give me a ring.
Hope to hear from you soon.