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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 Great Heath

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

Domestic Builders

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

Cost Effective Builders

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

commercial Builders

Commercial building services in the Great Heath area.

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

We are very different – having built almost every conceivable type of extension to commercial premises or homes, we are aware of each and every pitfall and make sure that the building work we do is carried out expertly, safely and leaves you with an extension that you can be proud of. Have a glance at the photographs of the building work that we have carried out in the Great Heath and local area on this web-site and decide for yourself. We’re sure that you will be impressed.

Your loft or attic is rarely used to its full potential. Wasted space near the roof can be a very useful extra bedroom if you have an unexpected addition to the family, 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 idea to speak to your local authority in the Great Heath area to make 100% sure and stay the right side of the planning regulations.

The nearest planning department to Great Heath  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 another room.

The present ceiling that you have in the building may now become the floor of the new room and it is essential that the structure is strong enough to hold all the extra 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 disturbance to the areas underneath.

Building insulation is another major 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 proper insulation is placed between the roof itself and the room below.

Building codes of course are of assistance here and there are so many products now available that have fantastic insulating properties as well as exceeding building specifications for sound and fire and thermal insulation.

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

We are happy to call over and discuss anything you are thinking of 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 Great Heath area to be 100% certain that the work we do exceeds all relevant legal and statutory legislation and standards.

Converting your Attic – Planning permission and other areas

According to current Government regulations, Planning permission is not normally required. However, authority is required where you extend or change the roof area and it exceeds specific limits and conditions.

Our bricklayers are, in our opinion, among the most reliable brickies in the Great Heath area.

Bricklaying is not an easy task and choosing your brick layer 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 unsightly white stains all over the sides of buildings when inferior tradesmen or even materials have been utilised, leaving the home owner with an eyesore for many years to come.

Brick laying is one area where cost cutting may be catastrophic. The very best bricklayers are in strong demand and for sure they will not work for nothing. If you are working to a difficult monetary position, there are usually ways that cost savings can be made; but be wary of building contractors charging too cheaply for brick or block work as this is a bad choice. 

Our Bricklayers in Great Heath

All of our bricklayers live in the Great Heath area and are rightly of the brick work that they have done in the past.
 
They are living and working in the Great Heath area and love to be able to show friends the quality of the bricklaying work that they have done as they pass their work many times when working in the Great Heath area and definitely don’t want a bad reputation. Each of our bricklayers are time served, have many 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 done for happy customers in the past- we’ll be pleased to discuss any aspect 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 make a project such as a brick wall.

The construction industry often uses 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 ahistorical places as Jericho in the West Bank, Çatal Hüyük in Anatolia, and Mehrgarh in Pakistan. These structures 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 freeing-up extra space in your home in Great Heath.

Maybe a new rumpus room for the children or maybe even a home prayer room is the solution that you are looking for.It really isn’t as easy as putting up some plasterboard and vinyl flooringthe room though.

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

The honest truthis that you won’t get much pleasure if you ended up working (or having the children play) in a draughty room that was freezing in winter and uncomfortably hot in the summer.

Building 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 most cases, the answer will be that you should not need planning permission to convert your garage to a living room.
 
There might well be instances where planning permission is required, for example, if you have a listed building or if a window that is put into the property will overlook neighbouring 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

 

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

We can help by recommending good architects that we deal with every day if the situation demands it. In many cases, detailed structural plans are not necessary; however we all need to understand and agree the scope of the building work that will be quoted for so you can make a proper comparison and make a good decision. The best 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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