PROJECTS OCT - DEC 2016
Another longstanding customer which we have previously replaced a boiler and bathroom suit for amongst other works decided it was time the kitchen was updated. We started with a site visit to discuss the requirements of the customer, followed up with plans and a full written quote. The work involved the safe removal of asbestos contained artex, removal of a wall into the hallway. A new consumer unit and complete rewire of the kitchen sockets and lighting. The room was freshly plastered, new floor tiles and units and appliances supplied by Howdens Stoke. The room was then decorated in the customers supplied paint.
This customer had been recommended to us by a family friend after some recent work we had completed for them. The customer had already started the removal and deconstruction of the room before we started on the project. In creating there ideal bathroom we removed the old suite, completed the removal of 3 layers of wall tiles. A new tiled floor was laid. A new consumer unit and white upvc cladded to the ceiling with LED downlights. A shower enclosure, period basin and toilet along with the freestanding bath. The showerwall bathroom panels finished off the room.
Having already completed a bathroom refurbishment the previous year as well as other smaller projects around their this customer has us carry out a single storey rear extension. The work involved demolishing a section of the garage at the side of the property. The excavation of the ground for new footings and slab. The new walls and roof were constructed to match the existing exterior finishes. The new utility area and ground floor cloakroom was completed and then inspected by CPR Building control Services.
November saw the commencement of phase 1 of a 3 phase plan of works of a customer in The Rookery near Newchapel. Phase 1 was the removal of an old Powermax boiler and the installation of a Worcester Bosch System boiler with Worcester unvented cylinder and filter. The unvented cylinder will provide amply water for the 3 shower rooms (2 of which are part of Phase 2 and 3) The heating alterations will be part of a loft conversion we are carrying out as part of Phase 2. The 2nd floor conversion is operated separately to the ground and 1st floor, with a programmable thermostat on the 2nd floor.
December was the start of phase 2 of a 3 phase plan of works following on from the boiler relocation and heating changes in November. Phase 2 was the conversion of the loft to a bedroom, landing and shower room. The bedrooms on the first floor were altered for the stair case and turned into a walk in dressing room as part of the master bedroom. A second stair case will installed to gain access to the loft, the necessary structural alterations were carried out and processed with building control. The stud work, insulation and flooring along with electrical alterations, soil drainage, shower room and plastering were completed on the run up to Christmas.
After some careful planning and designs were confirmed it was time to complete the 2 wet room adaptations and the ground floor cloakroom refurbishments. Work involved the removal of all existing ware and tiles. Plastering, installation of level access shower trays, wet room flooring, wall tiles, and second fix of new sanitary ware, complete with shower seats and easy access doors.