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Fitting underfloor heating in a extension

Its quite common over the last few years for people to want underfloor heating retro fitted to the home.
In this project we have a beam and block floor that has been infilled with polystyrene block as opposed to concrete blocks.
this poses a problem with height, as we will require 100mm of insulation, plus our 90mm […]

By |April 5th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Ready for Roof on our Extension in Penkridge, Staffordshire

We will all be glad when the roof is on this one!,fitting the rsj’s were somewhat of a challenge!
now we are almost ready for the roof, and our next challenge is taking out the ground floors in preparation for the underfloor heating!
When you are looking for a builder in stoke on trent, staffordshire or cheshire, […]

By |April 3rd, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Phase 2 at Abbey Doctors Surgery

with Phase one now complete and the Doctor in his new surgery, we now commence phase 2 which comprises and new entrance to the surgery and internal alterations to the waiting room area.

By |April 2nd, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

How To Renovate a Terraced Home Part 3 – Windows, Roof and 1st Fixes

Now we have carried out all of the basic damp treatment, we have a clean sheet internally to work with and we can progress with the internal 1t fixes. You can see that we are now installing a complete new central heating system, using a special calculator we measure each room, consider its heat losses […]

By |March 16th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Just Like The Egyptians!, Fitting Huge RSJ’s into a project at Penkridge

To move the huge steels round to the rear we lay steel rollers on the floor and slid each piece round…Due to the incredible weight of the steels we commissioned our structural engineer to design 2 joints into each piece enabling us to split the huge 8m span into more manageable bite size chunks!…even then […]

By |March 15th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Building maintenance at VOSA

Our staffordshire, cheshire and shropshire building services don’t just extend to extensions and refurbishments!
When approached by VOSA to make safe disused inspection pits over at cold meece, we were only too happy to assist.
our building and construction services extends to landlords and commercial premises where maintenance and improvements are required.
If you have a commercial requirement […]

Fitting Huge RSJ’s into a extension to support brickwork, roof and extension loadings

WOW!, yes we have installed bigger and heavier steel RSJ’s into projects but usually with the assistance of a crane!
Over at penkridge the HUGE 8 metres long 457 x 191 x 98kg/m steels are posing a challenge!
Due to access arrangements and the on-site practicalities i have instructed the structural engineer to redesign the steels incorporating […]

By |March 12th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

How to renovate a terraced home – part 2 – damp treatment

One of the most prevalent problems in older properties that you will encounter during a property renovation is Damp.

Damp can rear its head in many ways, rising damp, penetrating damp, and damp caused by condensation.

In this property we encountered them all!, and we treated them as follows:

Damp was found in the ground floor, properties of […]

By |March 5th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

How to renovate or modernise a terraced home….

Getting back to grass roots!…well it seems like an age since this was my primary business, carrying out around 250 back to brick renovations on terraced homes prior to selling them on with 5% deposit, legal fees, carpets etc etc all paid…..those were the days eh!
It makes a pleasant change from our core business […]

By |February 25th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Mason & Mason on TV!

Well we have made magazine history ( see our previous blog posts ) now one of our projects has made the big screen! Well almost! ,

Our project at Lightwood is soon to be featured on britains empty homes, with filming now complete, the show should air around April, Jon and carol were delighted, and […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Oak Framed Extension Case Study Added

Christmas saw the virtual completion of our oak framed extension on a old listed bakehouse, read all about it here

By |February 17th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Penkridge Floor Beams and Extension Superstructure Started

Despite the weather our intrepid team have worked hard and our extension at penkridge is moving along swiftly, the precast concrete floor beams are fitted, the infill blocks are laid, and the superstructure has commenced… Not the extensive pier that we have constructed to take the sheer weight of the RSJ’s that we will be […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

New Project at Penkridge

We are pleased to be involved in the extension and internal refurbishment on this modern family home.
The extension comprises a single story, a 2 storey and a garage conversion, internally we are taking up the existing floors and installing underfloor heating, we have extensive alterations to the existing floor plan including the removal of the […]

By |February 17th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

Bbbbrrrrr..Roof Tiling a single storey extension in stoke on trent

Brrrrrr, our roofing contractor braves the cold weather to fix roof tiles on our single storey extension to a doctors surgery in stoke on trent..

Thanks Lee!

By |February 7th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments

building an extension on a doctors surgery

Quite a standard foundation really, the 125mm concrete slab is poured onto visqueen, which is laid over 100mm kingspan insulation with a 25mm kingspan perimeter insulation…Now we will cut cavities and form the vertical DPC where the new extension meets the existing building

Superstructure next!

By |January 15th, 2012|Builders of Extensions, Ongoing Project updates|0 Comments