Suspected arch / beam failure on 1st floor ceiling. Require supports / props ASAP to take load off arch down to ground level. Will need to identify joist locations etc / type of flooring in order to prop safely. Also would like a quote on repairing arch, to patch up several cracks throughout the house and possibly external and internal re-decorating.
Will recommend. Reliable, hard working, and value for money.Matthew
I need a builder for end of August 2008 to carry substantial work such as rewiring an entire three bed semi detached house in Reading.
The house needs a new boiler, hot and cold water connected to mains ( for the moment it's tank) and a new central heating.
For the central heating we are looking for someone able to install under floor heating.
The house needs also to be replastered and we also would like some painting work carried out with a possibilty to install a new bathroom
We had a complete rewiring, plumbing and kitchen done in August 08. The work was carried out very quickly and the project manager on site was really helpful. However, the finitions especially in the kitchen and the plumbing could have been better. We had some problems later with the wiring in the bathroom that could have been avoided, if we had been approprietly advised in the first place. I will use the company again if I have some major building work to be carried out, but I will be more careful this time while the work is being done. It is fair to say that the value for the money is good but the company needs to improve on the finitions when they work for individuals as it seems that they work the same way than they do when they work on industrial premises, which may be effective but not esthetic.Marie
We want our smallest bedroom to combine with our large and now redundant airing cupboard (boiler now in loft)
The job involves:
removing a small partition wall in the box room
placing a smaller partition/doorway.
Boarding/plastering over the currently rough wall in what is now the airing cupboard
filling in a small hole in the ceiling
moving a wire that keeps our boiler control on (optional, could get an electrician in to do this)
I have given a rough budget I hope the cost is close to the low end of this range.
The job itself was fine and done for a fair price. Couple of points to note however:
- the start date was moved twice at short notice with little explanation
- we were charged extra for removal of rubbish (and not all of it was actually taken away!) - so make sure you are clear about what is and isn't included before you start
- the plastering went a bit over some wallpaper so when we come to decorate it might end up ruining the plaster finish.
For these reasons we've reduced our rating a little.Rachel
Hi. Looking for a builder to dismantle and remove an existing lean to.
May need to make good afterwards, would need you to come and have a look as soon as poss..
1. Take down and remove existing wall & ceiling. Fit steel beams per structural engineer drawing. Hang new door lining and door.
2. Create understairs w/c. Make new window opening. Excavate for foul drainage and connect to new manhole. + necessary sub stack and auto air valve.
3. Create bathroom & bedroom out of one existing room. Form layout with stud walls and plaster board. Take down exisiting walls and remove. As per architects plans.
Removal of concrete patio and replacement with a raised wooden patio and a draining trench along house wall. Partial replacment of flashings and sealing off chimneys. Removal of concrete from one wall and replacement wiht narrow gully.
Build ground floor extension to house, approx 20 sq meters internally, with dual puitch roof and install new kitchen units and utility/shower room. Planning application approved and have Building Control drawings. Reading location. Start in 2 months.
extension to the side of my house to enlarge kitchen and downstairs wc. Approx area 2m x 6m
I'm not sure
craks appearing in brickwork current lintel not satisfactory
Old coal shed, messy needs clearing,measurements 8ft by 3ft
Small 1 bed flat. Flood damage from flat to bathroom & Kitchen.
Bathroom - remove plasterboard wall and ceiling around bath area. Retile bath surround. Decorate bathroom. Probably need to remove bath for access.
Kitchen - Remove plasterboard wall and ceiling (fitted kitchen in way). retile. Floor mayneed replacing. decorate
Covered under insurance.
I room, wall to be removed, radiator & electrics moved.
like to use pea single and sleepers to create a cottage garden effect while providing parking for 2 cars