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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 Upper Stoke

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

Domestic Builders

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

Cost Effective Builders

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

commercial Builders

Commercial building services in the Upper Stoke 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 stories regarding building contractors who have no idea what they are doing and leave you with a huge 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 certain that the building work we do 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 building work that we have carried out in the Upper Stoke and local area on this website and see for yourself. We are certain that you’ll be impressed.

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

 

Changing a loft may not need planning permission but it is always a smart thing to speak to your local authority in the Upper Stoke area to make 100% sure and keep on the right side of the planning regulations.

The nearest planning department to Upper Stoke  is located within the Council offices at Coventry City Council and can be accessed 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 present 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 comfortably bear all the extra load that will be present above it in addition to the people that will use the room. There are many effective ways to do this and we can advise on the very best solution for you and minimise the disturbance to the areas underneath.

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 essential that appropriate insulation is placed 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 as well as heat insulation.

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

We are happy to call over and talk through you are thinking of doing, have access to all the resources that you may need including architects, planning services as of course we work hand in hand with the building inspectors in the Upper Stoke area to be 100% certain that the work we do complies with all the necessary legal and statutory legislation and standards.

Converting your Attic – Planning permission and other issues

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

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

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

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

Bricklaying is one area where cost cutting may be disastrous. The very best trades people are in high demand and for sure they will not work for nothing. If you are working to a tight budget, there are usually ways in which cost savings can be made; but be wary of builders charging too littlefor brick or block work as this is a bad economy. 

Our Bricklayers in Upper Stoke

Most of our bricklayers live in the Upper Stoke area and are rightly of the work that they have carried out previously.
 
They are living and working in the Upper Stoke area and want 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 Upper Stoke area and certainly don’t want a bad reputation. Each of our tradespeople are time served, have multiple examples of work that we can show you on their behalf and work with many 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 will be pleased to talk through 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 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. Much older examples of brickwork made with 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 survived from the Stone Age to the present day.

Changing your garage into useful living space can be a very cost effective way of creating extra room in your home in Upper Stoke.

Perhaps a new rumpus room for the children or maybe even a home prayer room is the answer that you are looking for.It really is not as simple as putting up some plaster board and floor tilesthe room though.

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

The honest truthis that you will not get much enjoyment 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 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 Permission for a Garage Conversion?

In most instances, 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 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 full structural plan may or may not be needed.

We can help with recommending qualified 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 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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