Owing to damp, plaster has perished and come away from external bedroom wall. So an opportunity to replace damaged plaster with thermal plasterboard. Room is 2.70m high. External wall 3.75m across, 2nd ext wall 1.45m, chimney breast 1.35m across x 37 cm deep. Ceiling is approx 3.80m x 3.76m.
Dave has done a very neat job on the original task of plasterboarding/plastering. He was also willing to do extra small jobs to complete the refurbishment, which I really appreciated. Very professional and reliable and very highly recommended.
Chip board needs replacing with stronger option that will suit bathroom.
Need a builder to assess structural strength of joists in extension - this may require work.
Reconfiguring bathroom and moving to extension. Extension flooring requires flooring and structure to be sound to take bathroom appliances, and will need to discuss floor plan with plumber also.
Style of property: Period This is not a listed building
We had a new roof on our house about 2 years ago, including velux style windows. However, we couldn't have a full loft conversion as there would not be enough headroom as you stepped off the stairs. We are now looking to use the space as accessible storage, so require the loft hatch re-siting, a ladder putting in and the area boarding out. There is a light that has recently been installed. There are no plans drawn up as yet, it is a mid terrace house and we are looking to start quickly as storage in the house is currently limited.
Customer owns and lives at this property
I need a back door bricking up and some plastering done around a new patio door , I have the bricks left over from having the patio doors put in
Unsold lead, updated details: plumbing to garage, improved electrics, kitchen and garage attached with small amount of demolition and rebuilding required. chimney breast once opened would need a vent fitted. heating updated. Original: squaring off my odd shaped existing kitchen and extending it into my garage which will need converting. opening up the chimney breast for a cooker, blocking up doorways and creating a new doorway. flooring, lighting, some demolishing etc.
Unsold Job, Updated Details : Happy to take guidance on appropriate pricing and best approach to getting the job done. Photos attached to aid assessment of job. Original : Damp appearing in one of the side walls in and around the chimney stacks. Same Wall in loft appears wet. Chimneys were capped many years ago and wall has never been repointed. Wall is also solid double bricked but lacks a cavity and generally always feels very cold. House is a detached 1911 build although wall in question does have some access restrictions externally due to close proximity of a neighbouring single story flat roof garage. Gap is about 2ft.
After noticing water penetration above the window in the back bedroom ,I then checked the outside wall and noticed above the window some mortar missing around 3 or 4 bricks.Replacing the mortar would probably fix the leak.But on further inspection higher up the wall I think there is the neccessity for more pointing and replacing of spalled bricks.The wall is the "gable end"of the outrigger from a row of terraced houses which is shared with the adjoining property.The top of the wall has a shared chimney stack,which is not used,and really needs removing.
Timberwise have told us our joist is infected with woodworm and needs replacing.
Problem is it is sat an inch adjacent to the BRICK inside wall, which happens to support the staircase.
a) Assess whether brick wall can be demolished and replaced with an open staircase / open living option, without compromising structure and support of 1st floor.
b) Removal of bricks underneath if a) is possible. Bricks not to be disposed.
c) Ensure proper support of staircase and first floor.
d) Removal of infected joist and replaced with pre-treated joist
Hope to hear from you soon,
Bathroom to be extended using space from a spare bedroom.
extension/sunroom to be built to rear of property and knock through.
• Repairing brickwork and re-plastering an area about 1 metre by 1.5
• The floor needs to be replaced in a room 10'4" x 8'7". It is possible that
one of the joists has been affected so I’d like your opinion on that.
• I would also be interested in getting an idea on the price of some
rendering however that would most likely be done at a later date.