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  • Commercial Building Services. From a complete office block or factory to a simple office refurbishment, we can help!
  • Domestic (Home) building services. From a complete build of a new home to a loft extension or replacement garden wall.
  • Loft conversions. Our speciality and a great way to use space you already own to create a new bedroom, bathroom or home office.
  • General building work. We can manage building projects, replace or refurbish bathrooms and kitchens, build garages, walls and more.
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Bricklaying Drapers Fields

Our bricklayers are, in our opinion, among the best brickies in the Drapers Fields area.

Domestic Builders

From the smallest to the largest job, we can help. Guaranteed building services in the Drapers Fields area.

Cost Effective Builders

We are never going to be the cheapest or the most expensive builders in Drapers Fields. We charge reasonable prices for excellent building work

commercial Builders

Commercial building services in the Drapers Fields area.

Choosing a builder to build an extension to your home or business premises is a decision that should not be taken lightly. We have all heard tales regarding building contractors who have no idea what they are doing and leave you with a huge problem to deal with after they have gone.

We are different – having built almost every conceivable type of extension to commercial premises or homes, we are aware of each and every pitfall and make certain that the building work we perform is carried out expertly, safely and leaves you with a build that you can be proud of. Have a look at the photographs of the building work that we have carried out in the Drapers Fields and local area on this website and see for yourself. We’re sure that you will be impressed.

Your loft or attic is hardly ever used to its full potential. Wasted space near the roof can be a very useful extra room if you have an unexpected addition to the home, need to create a work space or indeed want a new room for whatever reason that you like.

 

Changing a loft might not need official permission but it is always a good idea to check with your local authority in the Drapers Fields area to make 100% sure and keep on the right side of the planning regulations.

The nearest planning department to Drapers Fields  is located within the Council offices at Coventry City Council and can be found on the link: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/planningapplications

Here are some considerations that need to be thought about when changing your loft or attic into useful extra space.

The existing ceiling that you have in the building will now become the floor of the new room and it is essential that the structure is strong enough to hold all the additional load that will be present above it in addition to the footfall that will use the room. There are many effective ways to do this and we can advise on the very best option for you and minimise the effect on the area below.

Insulation is another key area that so many people don’t think about. The roof itself is only inches away from the room inside so it is essential that appropriate insulation is inserted between the roof itself and the room below.

Construction codes of course are a help here and there are hundreds of materials now available that have incredible insulating properties as well as exceeding building specifications for sound and fire as well as thermal insulation.

A good option for you s to get advice from someone in the very first instance so you are clear about the choices that are available to you.

We will be available to call over and talk through you are considering doing, have access to all the resources that you might need including architects, planning services as of course we work closely with the building inspectors in the Drapers Fields area to be 100% certain that the work we do exceeds all relevant legal and statutory legislation and standards.

Converting your Loft Area – Planning permission and other areas

According to current Government guidelines, Planning permission is not normally needed. However, authority is necessary where you extend or alter the roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.

Our bricklayers are, in our opinion, among the finest brickies in the Drapers Fields area.

Bricklaying is not an easy task and choosing your bricklayer makes a massive impact into the look and feel of the standard involved with any piece of construction work.

How many times have you seen those terrible white stains all over the sides of buildings when poor quality tradesmen or even materials have been used, leaving the home owner with an eyesore for many years to come.

Brick laying is one area where penny pinching can be disastrous. The very best bricklayers are in strong demand and for sure they will not work cheaply. If you are working to a tight monetary position, there are always ways that cost savings can be delivered; but be careful about building contractors charging too littlefor brick or block work as this is a bad economy. 

Our Bricklayers in Drapers Fields

All of our bricklayers live in the Drapers Fields area and are rightly of the work that they have carried out previously.
 
They are living and working in the Drapers Fields area and love to be able to show friends the standard of the brick laying work that they have completed as they pass their previous jobs many times when travelling in the Drapers Fields area and definitely do not want a bad reputation. All of our bricklayers are time served, have multiple examples of work that we can show you on their behalf and work with several different types of bricks, blocks, and other materials. Why not call us or inspect some of the work that we have carried outfor happy customers in the past- we will be happy to talk through any aspect of our bricklaying work at any time with you.

Brick work is masonry produced by a bricklayer, using bricks and mortar. Normally, rows of bricks called courses are laid on top of one another to build up a structure such as a brick wall.

The industry frequently makes use of brick as a building medium, and examples of brickwork are found right back through history as far as the Bronze Age. The fired-brick faces of the ziggurat of ancient Dur-Kurigalzu in Iraq date from around 1400 BC, and the brick buildings of ancient Mohenjo-daro in Pakistan were built around 2600 BC. Much older examples of brickwork constructed from dried (but not fired) bricks may be found in such ahistorical places as Jericho in the West Bank, Çatal Hüyük in Anatolia, and Mehrgarh in Pakistan. These walls have stayed standing from the Stone Age to the present day.

Changing your car garage into useful living space can be a very cost effective way of creating additional space in your house in Drapers Fields.

Maybe a new play room for the kids or maybe even a home office is the answer that you are looking for.It really is not as simple as putting up some plaster board and carpeting the room though.

If you are going to use a garage as a living room then it must comply to all planning and buildingregulations associated with an internal room

The honest truthis that you won’t get much pleasure if you ended up working (or having the children play) in an uncomfortable room that got cold in winter and uncomfortably hot in the summer.

Building and Planning regulations are there to help us and to get the most we possibly can from the buildings we live in year round.

Do I Need Planning Permission for a Garage Conversion?

In many cases, the answer will be that you do not need planning permission to convert your garage into a living room.
 
There may be circumstances where planning permission is required, for example, if you own a listed building or if a window that is put into the property will overlook neighbours’ properties.
 

In most cases, a call or a visit to the local planning department at the council will let you know everything you need to know about the process. The building inspectors and the planning departments are there to help you and we certainly encourage you to talk to them.

Planning your garage conversion

 

Depending on the circumstances and the situation of the garage conversion project, drawing up a detailed structural plan might or may not be appropriate.

We can help by recommending good architects that we deal with every day if the situation demands it. In some cases, detailed structural plans are not necessary; however we all need to understand and determinethe scope of the building work that will be quoted for so you can make a sensible comparison and make an informed decision. The easiest way forward is to give us a call or drop us an email through the contact form and we will come over and discuss things in person and give you a free, no-obligation quote for the work that you are considering having done.

Garage Conversion from Living Room Back to Garage

 

Of course, it is equally possible to convert a previously converted living room back into a garage. Perhaps you actually want a garage for a workshop or a place to keep your car safe overnight. We have converted garages into living rooms and vice-versa. The key with converting back into a garage is to make sure that as much of the original living room specification is included as there may be a time when it needs to be converted back again, perhaps when it comes to selling the house for example. Please give us a call and we’ll be pleased to discuss all possible options with you and come up with a cost-effective solution.

In-fill garage door

As part of the garage conversion, it is likely that the original garage door will be infilled with a new wall and possibly a window or door. As the foundation to the existing garage is not likely to be traditional (it’s probably a shallow slab), a new foundation may be needed for the new wall. The existing foundation may be checked by digging alongside it until it’s bottom is reached.

Foundations are required to transmit the load of the building safely to the ground. Therefore, all buildings should have adequate foundations (normally concrete), which will vary from one project to another depending on the circumstances of each case.

These foundations can be cast as deep-fill (filling most of the trench) or shallow-fill (where the minimum thickness to transfer the load to the soil is provided).

There are other types of foundations that may be used if the ground conditions do not make trench fill practicable. It is advisable to contact a structural engineer or speak to building control for further advice.

Factors to be taken into account of when designing a foundation:

Type of soil

The type of soil that the foundation will sit on is important for two reasons:

It should be able to bear the weight (load) of the foundation and the extension – different soils have different load bearing capabilities.

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