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Building Services – Your Guide to Foundations

By On June 14, 2017 No Comments

Are you considering a building project? Have you got questions about foundations? It is that if you are planning on building an extension or in fact a dwelling that you will be looking for detailed advice on how to plan your foundations.

There is a host of information and detail that you will need to know and it is always a top priority to seek the assistance of a foundation specialist. This will help to successfully plan your project. Careful consideration, execution and support will lead to a superior finish. This video has been put together in order to offer you valuable advice and support:

Just because your foundations may be invisible once the project is complete, careful consideration and planning will leave you assured that you have done your best. Your building project will stand proudly and stand the test of time.

We are time-served building contractors and have advanced knowledge of foundations and the necessary information to carefully plan the best solution for any building project. It is likely that if you start to research foundations that you will be left feeling confused and uncertain about how best to move forward with your plans.

This is part of the reason as to why our services are both cost-effective and valuable to our clients. If foundations are not planned correctly or if the wrong type is selected then there can be major ramifications further down the line. Small issues can be sorted along the way, but major problems may result in the building having to be destroyed. Getting the foundations right really is that important!

Are you considering a building project? We would welcome the opportunity to be part of this and to guide you through the process with our professional approach and vision. Please feel free to make contact with us by calling 01606 40565 or e-mailing [email protected]. Pride in our work and attention to details have earned us an enviable local reputation. Call today!



Open Plan Living Nantwich

By On May 17, 2017 No Comments

Many of us are aware of the popularity of open plan living at the moment. It allows for our busy families to continue their daily routines but feel as though they are still together. It allows for a feeling closeness whilst offering functional and aesthetic advantages.

Open Plan Living CheshireOpen living is inviting and offers benefits when entertaining or using the room for social reasons. Light flows through the space and can offer the feel of grandeur.

Our top tip when considering opening up a space in your home is to seek advice in which walls are load-bearing and which are not.

This may start to dictate your plans when on a budget. But it is likely that we will be able to help a cost-effective solution that will ensure your individual requirements are met.

You will have a vision when you start and it is important that your chosen Builder is able to help and support just that.

Structural Works CheshireAfter all; it is you that needs to live and function in the space so it is important that it is tailored to your family. What works for one family may not for another. There may be elements that you have to compromise on but it is imperative that you achieve your objectives with your home improvement project.

We recently completed this structural works in Nantwich, Cheshire. Our client was looking to extend their home to create an open kitchen and dining area. Our clients experience in dealing with us is of high priority for us. With building projects such as this one, we will offer information and advice to benefit the end result.

Are you planning on building an extension? Are you looking for a no obligation quotation or help with your survey plans?

Contact Simon Hindley Building Contractors today on 01606 40565 or 07894215123 and we will be happy to help. Turn your vision into reality for your beautiful home!



Building Successful Foundations

By On March 28, 2017 No Comments

When you are discussing foundations, you are speaking about an element of the building that will never be seen. Once the property has been completed, the foundations are invisible.

When considering a plan for your foundations, a vital part of this is being well prepared. Any particular foundation will be dug to fit in line with a predetermined plan. If not completed in the appropriate way then there can be major ramifications further down the line. It is always best to approach the job with caution and make sure that absolutely everything has been considered prior to any work commencing.

What would happen if the foundations were not laid correctly? There are varying problems that can be caused by incorrect foundations. Some of these issues can be resolved but in the most severe case; the property my need to be demolished as a result. It is that serious!

What should be considered? All load bearing walls and widths of trenches should be considered. The depths of the excavation may sometimes need to be altered whilst the process is being completed.

Building Foundations CheshireWhy is this? This is because the foundations need to be built on good bearing or solid ground. This really can only be identified once the ground is opened up. This explains why some plans may appear to be over cautious.

Moving on from this there are different types of foundations. These types include:

  • Simple foundations
  • Engineered foundations
  • Piled foundations
  • Raft foundations

As the above information highlights, foundations can be relatively complex. We, as skilled builders have great experience and knowledge of this. Are you looking for a foundation specialist? We would invite you to call us on 01606 40565.

When considering a building project it is vitally important that you have confidence in your chosen Company. This comes from in-depth conversations and the way in which they approach your particular project. We use every opportunity to build our client’s trust and will take the time to discuss all aspects of the job until our clients are satisfied they have selected the best Company for their building work.



New Year New Home

By On January 18, 2017 No Comments

It is likely that in the last few weeks that you have heard the term ‘New Year’ followed by many resolutions. Why not.. New Year New Home?

Building works are going on everywhere at the moment and this pays testament to our ability to withstand challenging recent times. It also shows that we are now getting to a point where people are updating their now to match their changing requirements.

House Remodelling CheshireIt may be that you are looking for an extension or a redesign for your home. Whether traditional or modern there are so many options available to update both the exterior of your home and the interior design.

It may be that you are struggling with your vision of what the end product would look like. We can help! You will likely have considered how you want the space to flow or what the end design should look like but you are unsure of how to get there.

  • What walls are structural?
  • Could you open up two rooms to create a large living space and kitchen?
  • What is the process for applying for an extension?
  • Are there ways of adding to the space we have in a cost-effective way?

All of these are questions that we are asked regularly. It is our job to support you through the process of extending or remodelling your home. We offer a turn-key solution which means that from the point of enquiry to completion and beyond that you are offered advice and support.

You are not faced with the challenge of coordinating all tradesmen. You will have one point of enquiry and we will ensure to offer open and effective communication in relation to your building works.

If you have any questions, whatever stage of the process that you are at please feel free to contact us. We will offer valuable information and supportive advice. Call today on 01606 40565.



Adding Value to Your Home

By On December 12, 2016 No Comments

Building contractors get the opportunity to identify trends within the housing market. There was once the thought that you could buy a house, wait for its value to increase and sell it. This would then allow you to move up to the next price bracket. Unfortunately for today’s buyers, this concept is no longer applicable.

Luckily for home owners there are other ways in which you can look to add value to your home. This demands a more active role but a determined approach will ensure that you achieve extra value. More and more people are looking for homes that are completed and satisfy their family’s growing requirements. So how is this managed?

Adding Value to your home Cheshire Consider a loft conversion

This may be seen as one of the simplest ways of adding value onto your home. It is a straightforward way of achieving an additional bedroom and / or bathroom. There will not be a lot of disruption during the process. The key is to ensure that access to the new space is easy.

Build an extension

This building method is extremely popular, however, the critical element is to ensure that the added space fits seamlessly to your existing structure. There are many ways in which this idea can be tailored to suit your budget so it well-worth consideration.

Turn your garage into additional living space

Extending your home CheshireIt is likely that any garage is filled with not-needed and unnecessary items. Take the time to clear it out and seriously consider turning this space into an area that can be lived in.

Look to create space

People are now looking for open family spaces. It may be that you need to consider taking down some walls in order to complete this. However, once done will likely leave you with an incredibly modern and multi-functional space.

If you are considering building an extension or want to discuss other ways of adding value to your home please feel free to call our helpful staff on 01606 40565.



Tips for Planning an Extension Cheshire

By On September 26, 2016 No Comments

Through our line of work we have come across a range of clientele that require different levels of support throughout the building process. Some may appear to be less interested in the planning stages of building, some need to know every detail and some are in the middle.

The thing that we have come to realise is that there is no specific way in which you should be when approaching an extension. The fact is that you need to be as informed as you feel you need to be. That is why our service is tailored to our individual clients.

We have been in business a long time and have always used the ethos that we want to improve the standards of the building trade. Gone should be the days where individuals feel daunted about employing the best, local builder.

Unfortunately this is not the case; however, our clients are made to feel as though their views, concerns and thoughts are listened to and considered throughout the process. We are expert builders and we also have a focus on customer care.

We take care of our clients and their homes. It is our aim to ensure the smooth-running of the process and to achieve as little disruption as possible. Planning an extension obviously means a certain level of chaos, however, we always take great pride in reducing this where possible so that the building process can happen in a positive way.

We have put together the above video to offer advice and tips when planning a home extension. We hope that it provides an insight into the considerations that you may need. Our friendly staff are always available to discuss your options; call today on 01606 40565 to find out more information.

We will always be on hand to answer questions and will make sure that you are kept informed leading up to the building process, throughout the scheduled works and beyond completion.



Loft Conversion Cheshire

By On June 11, 2016 1 Comment

With growing families it often comes to a point where you feel a little claustrophobic and that the requirement for additional space is a priority.

Loft conversion CheshireIt may be that your children are of an age where they could be considered to have a loft bedroom or you may be looking to design a master suite to take full advantage of the unused space.

Either way we feel confident in saying that you will likely be pleasantly surprised in how simple the process is for completing a loft conversion and the pricing required to achieve this.

Home improvement projects do not need to be stressful and should always offer a straightforward solution.

Loft conversions CheshireWe completed this loft conversion in Cheshire. Our client’s eldest child was of an age where he wanted his own space. It was decided that the loft space would be used to create a bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

The design created utilised every inch of the space available. Where it was impossible to use the space for the bedroom, suitable storage was created. This also improved the aesthetics of the room.

Underfloor heating was installed to ensure that the space remained warm during the colder months and Velux windows were installed to offer direct light.

Loft conversion NorthwichThe end result perfectly suited the requirements and clever technology ideas meant that this room would stand the test of time.

Are you interested converting your loft space?

Avoid the cost of stamp duty, solicitor fees, search and survey fees and the inconvenience of moving by utilising the available space in your existing home.

We are happy to come and provide you with information and detail of what can be achieved. Loft spaces are different in varying homes and there may be limitations that you need to be made aware of.

Call us today on 01606 40565 to arrange a no obligation survey.



Cheshire Builder – How We Work

By On May 24, 2016 No Comments

For any tradesperson it is pivotal to the overall success of your business to earn a great reputation built on trust, reliability, skilled workmanship and competitive pricing.

We have always put our clients first; thinking of decisions from our clients point-of-view means that we are likely to make better decisions that will result in content clients.

It is too often seen that building works are rushed or of a poor quality due to cutting corners and speed. This is not how to produce work that is aesthetically right or long-lasting. And inevitably as a builder; if you don’t do the job right the first time, you will need to do it again. The lesson is simple: do it right the first time.

Cheshire BuilderThis philosophy needs to be applied to each and every stage of the build, however large or small the element.

Another important part of who we are as builders is to always have a flexible approach. Our client’s designs and preferences are all individual and it is important that things (that can be) are approached in a non-rigid way. Too many times are we told about builders who want to complete things their way and cannot interpret requirements to achieve the best possible result.

A customer receiving great care throughout the process ensures that the build runs smoothly and without delay. There are inevitable factors that can delay parts of the process but open communication always allows both parties the opportunity to discuss these and adapt plans around such delays.

Building services are complex, however, this is what we do and we are passionate about delivering exceptional standards in building work.

If you would like to enquire about an extension or a house renovation project please call us today on 01606 40565. We will talk you through the building process and are always happy to answer any questions.



Planning a House Extension?

By On March 23, 2016 No Comments

There are a number of reasons why individuals look to extend their property. They may be:

  • Looking for additional living space
  • Looking to add value onto their home prior to sale
  • Looking to alter the appearance of their property

Although these factors vary greatly; there is a simple process that needs to be followed and understood prior to undertaking your new extension.

Do not be daunted by the many laws surrounding extensions. We have decades of experience in the building trade and we are on hand to offer valuable advice and information that will make the process more straightforward. This includes consideration of:

  • Your neighbours ‘right to light’
  • Minimum ceiling heights
  • Understanding the required Building Regulations
  • Permitted development rights
  • Minimum room sizing

Builder CheshireThis service is provided as part of our comprehensive building provision. Part of being a reputable builder is the ability to offer a turn-key solution so that clients are able to concentrate on their vision for additional space and design elements that will make their extension perfect for their requirements.

Extension Top Tips:

Here are a couple tips that we have drawn up to enable you to get the most from your house extension:

Avoid creating a through room: this has to take into consideration the way in which you enter your extension. By dividing up a room to create an entrance or hallway to your additional space may mean that you are sacrificing more than you are gaining. Ensure to avoid the creation of an unusable space, a walk through or a dumping ground.

Ensure to have adequate facilities: if you are looking to add bedrooms in your extension design it is important that you have a balance of bathrooms or shower rooms to facilitate this. It is well-accepted that a four-bedroom house should have an en-suite and main bathroom. If you are looking to add any further bedrooms, careful consideration should be made to offer additional facilities.

If you would like to enquire about extending your home please call today on 01606 40565.



Structural Works Manchester

By On February 9, 2016 No Comments

These pictures show a project we undertook in Manchester. It shows the major structural works that were required. We were asked to take down the whole ground floor walls to allow us to continue with a new extension.

Building Works NorthwichThere are common renovation mistakes that occur for those who are not well-informed in relation to what is required. The problems raised by such mistakes can range from the most minor issue to a major, catastrophic disaster.

Common Reasons for Renovation

  • Addition of living space to your family home
  • A recent purchase that requires renovation
  • To increase a properties potential for re-sale

We are confident and experienced in all aspects of building work. When we approach any building project we also feel it is important to:

  • Building Project CheshireTailor your approach to each individual job
  • Inform clients of previous work completed
  • Listen to the client’s requirements
  • Work with the customer to produce the best possible result and finish

We often find that with new clients that they are daunted by the process of altering their home because they do not know where to start and are unaware of the rules and regulations regarding extending their homes.

We assist with this process to make sure that all legal requirements are completed in a timescale that matches the building works.

Building Work CheshireWe have also devised the following advice that we hope would assist you when considering a building project:

  • Make sure to invest in the best possible materials as this will ensure the longevity of your project
  • Do not cut corners on designing your extension as a well-designed project can transform a property and in turn the value of a property
  • Make sure to consider energy saving measures as this will likely reduce your outgoings once the project has been completed

Please call today on 01606 40565 to arrange a quotation. Allow us the opportunity of supporting a seamless and exciting building project.