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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 Hillfields

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

Domestic Builders

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

Cost Effective Builders

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

commercial Builders

Commercial building services in the Hillfields area.

Choosing a building contractor 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 builders who have no idea what they are doing and leave you with a massive problem to deal with after they have left.

We are different – having constructed almost every conceivable type of extension to commercial premises or homes, we know 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 Hillfields and local area on this web-site and decide for yourself. We’re sure that you’ll 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 bedroom if you have an unexpected addition to the family, need to create a home office or indeed want a new room for whatever purpose that you like.

 

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

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

There 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 vital that the supporting structure is strong enough to comfortably bear all the additional weight that will be present above it as well as the people 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 underneath.

Insulation is another major area that so many people ignore. The roof itself is only centimetres away from the room inside so it is vital that appropriate insulation is inserted between the roof itself and the room below.

Construction codes of course are a help 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.

The very best thing to do is to solicit advice from someone in the very first place so you know the options that are available to you.

We are available to call over and discuss anything you are considering doing, have access to all the resources that you might need including architects, planning services as of course we work hand in hand with the building inspectors in the Hillfields area to be 100% certain that the work we do complies with 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, permission is required where you extend or alter the roof area and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.

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

Bricklaying is not a simple process and choosing your brick layer makes a huge impact into the look and feel of the finish involved with any piece of building work.

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

Bricklaying is one area where penny pinching may be disastrous. The very best trades people 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 made; but be careful about building contractors charging too littlefor brick or block work as this is a bad choice. 

Our Bricklayers in Hillfields

All of our bricklayers live in the Hillfields area and are rightly of the brick work that they have done in the past.
 
They are living and working in the Hillfields area and love to be able to show people the standard of the brick laying work that they have completed as they pass their work many times when travelling in the Hillfields area and definitely don’t want a bad reputation. All of our tradespeople 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 inspect some of the work that we have done for happy customers in the past- we’ll be pleased to discuss any part of our bricklaying work at any time with you.

Brickwork 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 often uses 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. Older examples of brickwork constructed from dried (but not fired) bricks may be found in such ahistorical locations 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 garage into useful living space can be a very cost effective way of creating additional space in your house in Hillfields.

Perhaps a new rumpus room for the kids or maybe even a home study is the answer that you are looking for.It really isn’t as easy as putting up some plaster board and carpeting the room though.

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

The truth is that you will not get much pleasure if you ended up living (or having the children play) in an uncomfortable room that was freezing 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 inhabit all 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 to a living room.
 
There might well be circumstances where planning permission is needed, for example, if you have 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

 

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

We can assist with recommending good architects that we deal with every day if the situation demands it. In many cases, detailed structural plans are not needed; however we all need to understand and agree the 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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