With the current tricky situation in the housing market, more and more people are embarking on ambitious property refurbishment projects for a wide variety of reasons.If you’re a property developer, you may now need to make more significant improvements to your investment properties in order to realise a reasonable return. Or maybe you’re an existing homeowner who’s decided to refurbish and renovate, rather than move house?
And if you’re a professional landlord and considering expanding your portfolio, your budget may mean you have to look at buying a property that need major refurbishment before you can let it out? Whatever your situation, we’re the experts in commercial and domestic property refurbishment – let us guide you through the refurbishment maze to achieve your desired end result quicker, with less hassle and less cost.
Unless your refurbishment project involves just a quick cosmetic coat of paint and a new kitchen, you’re likely to need to get to grips with at least some new regulations and official guidelines.
And if you’re refurbishing a property to sell on or rent out, there are even more legal hurdles to jump.
This can all be a bit daunting, especially if you haven’t
been through the process before.
We can help! Take advantage of our wide experience in all aspects of refurbishment – and let us take care of the detailed design drawings, planning permission, building control applications and project management to ensure a stress-free end result.
Even fairly modest refurbishment projects will require some building works to achieve the desired result – for example, a single or multi-storey extension, removing interior walls to create a more open-plan living space, or converting
a loft or attic space into an extra bedroom.
We can help with selecting and sourcing all the correct building materials, making sure that all regulations and permissions are properly complied with, and project managing the whole job, from digging the footings to handing over the
refurbished property on completion.
Many refurbishment projects involve making repairs to worn out, leaky roofing, replacing a whole roof that is beyond repair, or putting a new roof on a recently-built extension.
We are experts in all types of roofing repairs and replacement, and can offer helpful advice on how to select the correct type and style of roofing material for your particular property. And if you need to match the roof for a new extension with the existing roofing on the rest of the property, we can source most types of materials, including reclaimed tiles or slates if required.
And we can also advise on and install appropriate insulation to prevent heat loss and help you save money on your energy bills.
If your windows have seen better days and let the drafts in and the heat escape, we can assist with your refurbishment project by sourcing replacement windows from our wide range of quality suppliers and fitting them for you with minimum disruption and no mess or damage to the interior decoration.
Our suppliers carry a massive range of different types, styles and sizes of pre-made windows, but if you need something a bit more unique, we can commission the design and build of a bespoke window solution to suit your particular property.
And if you’re looking to create more living space in your refurbished property, let us provide you with a quotation for the design and build of a new conservatory to add space and value.
WALLS & CEILINGS
The recent popularity in open-plan living means that many refurbishment projects involve removing and/or re-positioning walls to make the property more appealing and
better suited to modern lifestyles.
Our wide experience in removing internal walls and installing new partition walling that’s fully compliant with all relevant building and fire regulations makes us the ideal partner
for any refurbishment project.
Let us make the most of the available space in your refurbishment property – it’ll add value if you’re planning to sell, and add comfort and flexibility to your living arrangements if you’re not!
PLUMBING & HEATING
If the heating boiler in your refurbishment property is more than around 7 years old, you should definitely consider including a replacement boiler in your refurbishment plans – not only are modern day boilers much smaller and more reliable, they are also hugely more energy efficient and can make a real saving in the heating bills.
We can supply and fit a space-saving, energy saving boiler, or install a whole new heating system if required to make your refurbishment property a much more comfortable place to live.
And if you want to install an additional bathroom, en-suite or downstairs WC, we can take care of all the necessary plumbing works, taking away the hassle for you, and saving you money at the same time.
Does your refurbishment project include any electrical work? Most do. Whatever electrical work you need, our experienced, fully-registered electricians work effectively, swiftly and safely.
From simple things like installing extra power points or wiring a new power shower or cooker, to a full re-wire of the whole property complete with a new mains fuse box, we’ll handle the whole project.
We’ll plan the work that’s required, draw up a comprehensive quotation for all the labour and materials, and undertake all the installation work for you, handing over the completed job along with all the necessary safety certification.
Even in the most modern construction projects, wood usually forms an integral part of the design and implementation process.
Our experienced team of joiners have a wealth of experience in all aspects of their trade. This includes installing all the crucial but hidden joinery elements like formwork, floor and roof joists and partition walls, as well as crafting and fitting the more visible and decorative items like skirting boards, staircases, fitted furniture and door and window frames.
Quite simply, we can take away your hassle and stress by project managing all the joinery elements that form part of your overall construction project.
PAINTING & DECORATING
Coming towards the end of any domestic or commercial construction project, the painting and decorating stage puts the final touches to the job, transforming a blank, unfinished space into an interior that’s smart and ready for use.
We provide quality, affordable commercial and residential painting and decorating services for both the inside and outside of the new building. Our skilled painting and decorating contractors work carefully and safely, and can handle a wide range of different products, each suited to the job in hand, from the more traditional emulsion and gloss paint products to more cutting-edge wall and ceiling coverings for a truly professional end result.
There are very few domestic refurbishment projects that don’t include at least some work on the kitchen area. Sometimes it’s just a case of fully or partly refurbishing the existing kitchen, or maybe you’ve got bigger plans, and want to move the location of the kitchen altogether,
perhaps into a newly-built extension?
Whatever end result you’re after, we’re highly experienced in all aspects of kitchen planning, sourcing and fitting, including moving or installing gas, electric and water supplies if needed.
And if you need help with the planning process, we can use our wide experience to provide you with a number of different options – all within your available budget – to choose from.
Along with the kitchen, bathrooms are almost always on the ‘must do’ refurbishment list. It’s hardly surprising, given the changing tastes over the years, and the concerted move towards all-white sanitary ware as the only option!
Our extensive experience in all aspects of refurbishing existing bathrooms and creating new en-suites and WC facilities, coupled with our impressive buying power mean we’re well-placed to help you install a beautiful new bathroom that will be a real selling point in the
Let us take the stress out of planning your new bathroom – we’ll plan, source and fit everything with minimal disruption
and all at a great price.
FIXTURE & FITTINGS
Budgeting for those all-important fixtures and fittings can often be forgotten when planning a refurbishment project. They may seem like they’re going to be a very small part of the overall outlay, but the costs can really mount up, especially if the whole house is being refurbished at the same time.
We’ve been in the refurbishment business for years, and we know how important the fixtures and fittings are to finish off a job well done – that’s why we’ve developed close partnerships with a number of UK wholesalers who specialise in providing top quality, stylish fixtures and fittings at a fraction of the price you’d pay on the high street – a great way to save money, without compromising on the end result on completion of the refurbishment.
APPLIANCES & TV's
Whether you’re refurbishing a property to sell on or rent out, one of the final stages in the process is to kit it out with all the necessary appliances, and a TV if applicable.
Even in an unfurnished rental property, most tenants expect all the usual white goods to be provided – washing machine, tumble dryer, oven and hob, dishwasher, etc.
To help you, we now work with a selected group of wholesale white goods suppliers, chosen for their wide range of all the latest domestic appliances and TVs, from economy models to all the top brand names.
Whether you’re refurbishing a property to let out fully furnished, or just need to dress a refurbished house to make it more attractive to potential buyers, the choice of furniture is
crucial to a successful let or sale.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with a specially selected group of furniture suppliers, all offering a wealth of different products, styles and price ranges to make a real statement in any size or type of refurbished property.
Whatever you’re looking for, from basic economy items for a rental property, to top quality branded items to show off a high-end refurbishment at its best, we can help!
There’s no point putting lots of effort into refurbishing the interior of a property without paying a little attention to the outside too.
All too often, the garden area of a refurbishment project can be the last job, and it often comes at a time when the budget is all spent.
Even if the garden area was presentable before the refurbishment work started on the property, it will probably have been used as a dumping ground during the building works, and need a bit of
TLC to bring it up to scratch.
Our gardening team can get to grips with the job in hand, and transform a disused building site into a smart outside area, incorporating low maintenance paving or decking and slow growing
plants for a bit of colour.
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