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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 Earlsdon

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

Domestic Builders

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

Cost Effective Builders

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

commercial Builders

Commercial building services in the Earlsdon area.

Choosing a building contractor to build an extension to your house or commercial premises is a decision that should not be taken lightly. We have all heard tales regarding builders who have no clue about what they are doing and leave you with a massive problem to deal with after they have left.

We are very different – having constructed almost every conceivable type of extension to commercial premises or homes, we know each and every pitfall and make certain that the work we perform is carried out expertly, safely and leaves customers with an extension that you can be proud of. Have a glance at the photographs of the work that we have carried out in the Earlsdon and local area on this web-site and decide for yourself. We are certain that you will be impressed.

Your loft or attic is rarely used to its full amount. Wasted space near the roof can be a very useful extra bedroom 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 may not need official permission but it is always a good thing to check with your local authority in the Earlsdon area to make 100% sure and keep on the right side of the planning regulations.

The nearest planning department to Earlsdon  is housed within the Council offices at Coventry City Council and can be accessed on the link: https://www.coventry.gov.uk/planningapplications

There are some considerations that need to be thought about when converting 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 vital that the supporting structure is strong enough to hold all the extra weight that will be present above it in addition to the footfall that will use the room. There are many innovative ways to do this and we can advise on the very best option for you and minimise the disturbance to the area underneath.

Building insulation is another major element that so many people don’t think about. The roof itself is only centimetres away from the room inside so it is vital that proper insulation is inserted between the roof itself and the room below.

Construction codes of course are of assistance here and there are hundreds of products now available that have amazing insulating properties as well as exceeding building specifications for sound and fire as well as heat insulation.

A good option for you s to get advice from a professional builder in the very first place so you are clear about the options that are available to you.

We are available to meet with you and talk through you are considering doing, have access to all the resources that you may need including architects, planning services as of course we work closely with the building inspectors in the Earlsdon area to be absolutely 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 regulations, Planning permission is not normally needed. However, permission is required where you extend or change the roof area and it exceeds specific limits and conditions.

Our brick laying specialists are, in our opinion, among the best brickies in the Earlsdon area.

Bricklaying is not a simple process and choosing your bricklayer makes a huge impact into the look and feel of the standard involved with any piece of construction work.

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

Brick laying is one area where cost cutting could be disastrous. The very best bricklayers are in high demand and for sure they will not work cheaply. If you are working to a difficult budget, there are usually ways that cost savings can be delivered; but be careful about builders charging too cheaply for brick or block work as this is a bad choice. 

Our Bricklayers in Earlsdon

All of our bricklayers live in the Earlsdon area and are rightly of the brick work that they have carried out previously.
 
They are living and working in the Earlsdon area and love to be able to show people the standard of the bricklaying work that they have done as they pass their work many times when travelling in the Earlsdon area and definitely don’t 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 take a look at some of the work that we have carried outfor happy customers in the past- we’ll be pleased to discuss any part of our bricklaying work at any convenient time with you.

Brick work is masonry produced by a bricklayer, using bricks and mortar. Typically, 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 brick work 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 aancient 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 garage into useful living space can be a very cost effective way of making extra space in your house in Earlsdon.

Maybe a new games room for the children or maybe even a home office is the answer that you are looking for.It really is not as easy as putting up some plaster board and vinyl flooringthe room though.

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

The truth is that you wouldn’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 requirements 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 and Building Permission for a Garage Conversion?

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

As always, 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

 

Dependent upon the circumstances and the location of the garage conversion project, drawing up a detailed structural plan may or may not be appropriate.

We can assist with recommending qualified architects that we deal with every day if the situation demands it. In some cases, detailed structural plans are not needed; however we all need to comprehend and agree the scope of the work that will be quoted for so you can make a proper 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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