All Aspects of Building Work
Building work can be anything from repointing, loft conversion, joinery and plastering. Different tradesmen have their own processes and techniques of how they carry out building work. It’s important you choose the right tradesmen to carry out the work you may need doing on your property to ensure its carried out correctly and to the highest standards.
Building jobs such as repointing and replacing brickwork is the process of having the cement between the bricks replaced and strengthened to maintain the longevity of a property, if replacing of brickwork was required then it’s important to try and match the new brick colour with the existing brick colour as closely as possible. Loft conversions can help to maximise space without having to build an extension or move to a different property, it’s important to consider than loft conversions for use as a livable room need to meet building regulations and sometimes planning permission. If you’ve undertaken building work then finishing touches such as plastering and joinery are important to consider, and it’s easier to use a company that houses everything under one roof, rather than use 3 or 4 separate companies.
Choosing a Tradesman
When you’re considering having any type of building and construction work carried out, the most important thing to consider is how to choose a good reputable tradesman or company. One of the first thing to consider is reputation, don’t be afraid to look into people and companies before you choose them. Looking online at reviews and testimonials can help you to gain an understanding of the quality of a work they provide and how the company operates. As well as looking at reviews and testimonials look for signs and badges that tie them to reputable organisations such as FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and Buy With Confidence, connection with associations like these let you know that they and their work meets certain criteria and standards.
Why Undertake Building Repointing
Pointing is the finish that is between the bricks of your house and allows your property to breathe, over time pointing can start to break down and show signs of wear and tear or with older building the pointing may not have been done correctly in the first place. Pointing that isn’t done correctly or that is breaking down can cause irreparable damage to your home, it cause water to seep into your home, bricks to disintegrate and cracks, that’s why it’s important to undergo repointing sooner rather than later. There are two main types of pointing; with older houses usually pre 1920’s that are built from brick and stone use lime mortar, whereas newer houses that are post 1920’s that are built from brick or stone use a cement mortar. When you choose to have repointing work carried out a trained and experienced professional will scrape out the existing mortar and fill it in with new mortar providing your home the strengthened mortar and tidy finish.
Grow your Home with a Loft Conversion
When your home’s running out of space rather than have the hassle of moving or the expense and trouble of a big extension build, consider the space above your head. Lofts can be a great way to expand the size the size of home using existing space that’s already available. They’re many types of loft conversions, the type of the conversion depends on the room available, you can have a standard velux loft conversion which uses the space that’s already available, dormer which involve bringing out part of the roof to expand floor and head room, mansard loft extensions involve converting the roof from sloping to vertical turning a roof into another room then there is hip to gable which involve turning the sloped side of the roof into a vertical wall.
All loft conversions are unique, no two are ever the same and that’s why it’s important to use a reputable building company or contractor to carry out the work. They can work with you to ensure you are choosing the best type of loft conversion for your needs, and that you seek the correct permissions for the conversion of your loft. Most loft usually only require you to meet building standards although some do require planning permission and that’s why it’s important to work with a trained and experienced professional to make sure you end up with the loft conversion that’s not only safe to use but is also legal to have and inhabit.
Carpentry and Joinery to Complete a Home
When building work is carried out its easy to forget about the finishing of the work, it’s OK to have a nice new loft conversion or extension, but what good is it without the finishing touches such as plastering and joinery work. It’s easier to use one building company to carry out all aspects of building work as they can manage time and schedules around their different tradesmen to ensure an efficient building process, rather than have 2 or 3 different companies who are all trying to work around each other. Plastering can provide any room with a smooth and clean finish, it is ideal to be painted or wallpaper. Joinery is an important aspect of all building work it cover everything from staircases, doors, door frames, skirting boards, window frames, kitchens and much more. A joiner gives rooms and loft conversions those important finishing touches. Joinery and plastering services turn extensions and conversions from empty shells into usable rooms.