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Double Storey Extension Hartford, Cheshire

By On November 12, 2014 No Comments

The following images show a double story extension in Hartford, Cheshire we completed. The extension consisted of a very spacious lounge with two large radiators and under floor heating. The chimney stack was removed from the top to the ground floor to give room in the lounge.

Renovation Hartford Vaulted Ceiling HartfordThe first floor provided the owner with a spacious bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, en-suite and dressing room.

The images tell the story of the home extension project that was completed to the highest-achievable standards.

When we originally went to the property, we provided the homeowners with detailed information on the comprehensive services that we offer. This entailed offering assistance with architectural drawings, planning and building regulations.

We make sure that we go the extra mile with every element of our home renovation services; more people are extending their homes and there are often many reasons for this including the increasing cost to move.

Planning Cheshire Building Regulations HartfordImproved technologies have meant that building materials are much-improved. This means that extensions are both energy efficient and stylish in their design. It is important that any extension fits with the design of the original building and works to compliment and boost your home. After all, it is an investment!

The outcome for this home was the creation of beautiful additional space. The original Hartford home was incredibly characteristic – by matching the brick and decorative timber we introduced a careful balance of classic design and new technologies.

Extensions Cheshire Architectural Drawings CheshireOur client was so pleased with the end result; it is often very difficult to image what an extension will look like when it is completed.

Once it has been finished; we know we have done a great job if it feels as though it has always been there.

Little details mean a lot and it is our job to ensure that all aspects of the renovation run smoothly and that you, our valued client, are kept well-informed throughout the process. To request a detailed survey please call on 01606 40565.

Internal Refurbishment Frodsham, Cheshire

By On October 20, 2014 No Comments

For the home extension that we completed in Frodsham, we wanted to showcase the high standards we achieve in the completion of interior refurbishment projects that we complete.

Internal Refurbishment CheshireThe pictures show the attention to detail that we deliver for each and every client in our approach to every aspect, however large or small.

This has proven to be a winning formula to us as we approach each job with the care and attention that it requires and the respect to offer the best-available and best-achievable finish.

Home improvement is a large undertaking and it is our wish to offer information and advice which seeks to provide assurance and confidence that we will do all that we can to ensure the smooth running of the entire project from start to finish.

The oak flooring on this project provided a classic and stylish finish and this coupled with the professional redecoration work offered a real statement of quality and refinement. Whether underfloor heating is fitted or not, an oak floor provides a functional and aesthetically pleasing floor covering.Interior refurbishment Cheshire

The technologies behind insulation options now provide individuals with a space that not only offers more room, but that it is an energy efficient and useable area. It is often the case that an extension is better insulated than the original property.

We offer an innovative approach to redesign ideas and this comes from the experience that we have gained in a variety of projects.

We work to tailor the design to your individual requirements and this means that the end result will work best for you and your family. If you would like to discuss this further please call Simon Hindley Building Contractors on 07894 215123.

Extension Ideas Frodsham, Cheshire

By On September 15, 2014 1 Comment

We were privileged to be offered the opportunity of extending this stunning home in Frodsham, Cheshire. The home-owners wanted a double storey extension to the rear of their property.

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Prior to starting the house extension we discussed all elements of the job in fine detail. We worked closely with our clients to make sure that every question was answered and that they were confident that they had hired to best-available builders to complete the work.

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There are many factors that need to be taken into account when contemplating a home improvement project. Once the project is complete, it is soon realised that the small detail is as important as the large decisions.

These are the elements that make the difference and leave you living in a functional, stylish extension that looks as though it fits seamlessly into your original home.

Firstly, we started to demolish the original extension in the conservation area. We then needed to erect steel work to carry out the first floor extension. The images show this part of the process and the specialist techniques employed.

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The images tell the story of the project from start to finish; our attention to detail is paramount. We have built up a great reputation in Cheshire and beyond and as well as bringing time-served experience we aim to make sure that we manage the project from start to finish, offering a turn-key solution.

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The images of the completed work showcases the final results; details such as matching the windows, the roof slates, bricks and style of the building can be over-looked. However, this emphasises the success of the build in that the extension looks in keeping with the original building.

Builder FrodshamWe are incredibly proud to present our latest completed home extension and would invite you to make contact if you would like to discuss extension ideas or the options available to you.

We make sure to offer an open approach throughout our services from point of introduction to completion and beyond. Please call on 01606 40565 for more details or to arrange a free, no obligation quotation.

Single Storey Extension Middlewich, Cheshire

By On July 24, 2014 No Comments

Extension Ideas CheshireThese images show the start of a single storey extension we are working on in Middlewich. With this job it was required to complete a raft footing due to high brine subsidence in the area. This is the reason for all of the steel work within the footings.

We make sure to offer an open and transparent approach about our work and extension costs. Over the many years that we have been established we have built incredibly trusting relationships with skilled craftsmen that complement the work that we do.

Extension Costs CheshireThis means that we are able to offer detailed information and a turn-key solution for your home improvement project. If you would like to discuss extension ideas then we make sure to provide you with all the detail required to make the right decision for your individual project.

With this job we assisted the process and the plans were passed by the local authority; the process of gaining extension plans is a relatively straightforward one when approached with the detailed information required.

A new house extension has to fit seamlessly to match your home, whether traditional or contemporary. We will go the extra mile to make sure this is achieved.

Extension Costs MiddlewichThe building works continue, however, we wanted to showcase evidence of how we approach each job investigating and acting on the bespoke requirements of that project. There is a plethora of information available when looking at extending your home. It is therefore important that you are furnished with only the necessary detail and that you feel confident that you are in the hands of a reputable builder with time-served experience.

We look forward to posting images of the completed home extension. If you have any questions about extending your home please feel free to contact us to arrange a free, no obligation quotation on 07894 215123.

Kitchen Extension Northwich, Cheshire

By On May 18, 2014 1 Comment

The kitchen is the hub of the home and when contemplating extending this area, you can start to feel as though there are a lot of decisions to make and may not know the best way forward. We have time-served experience with kitchen extensions and will be well-equipped to answer any questions you may have about the process.

We offer a turn-key solution which means that we will manage the process from initial enquiry through to completion of the works and beyond. Through our experience as a builder we have built up incredible professional relationships with reputable tradesmen that work alongside us to complete the work and all adhere to our high standards.

Kitchen Diner Extension CheshireThis is an example of a kitchen extension that we completed in Northwich, Cheshire. The larger area allowed this client to create a kitchen that worked around their family life. One of the most important aspects of this job was for the creation of a kitchen diner extension and the result created a social, elegant and striking space.

It is incredible to see the responses that we get with any home extension that we complete. It is easy to see how this home improvement can alter their life and the way that they use their precious home space.

If you are looking for a reputable building contractor and you have some questions about the process of extending your home we invite you to call us on 07894 215123. We take the time to discuss all aspects of the job with you and make sure that at every step you feel assured that you are dealing with a professional company who care deeply about the service we provide.

Artificial Grass Cheshire

By On December 9, 2013 No Comments

There has been a rapid increase in demand for laying artificial grass throughout Cheshire in recent times. The benefits of laying artificial grass are varied and include;

Appearance: it creates an even and attractive lawn covering. Artificial grass has come on leaps and bounds since its introduction; there are now many variations and types of grass available that allow you to tailor your choices.

Low maintenance: there are so many people that struggle with their grass throughout the year. A lot of money is usually invested in creating luscious grass only to find that the wet and the cold of our winters means that we face the same battle the following year. Having artificial grass means saving on time and up-keep of your lawn.

Durability: when fitted correctly artificial turf is incredibly durable. It is increasingly used in commercial venues as a long-lasting and low maintenance landscaping option. It is ideal for gardens with children, avoiding the inevitable muddy feet we all have to deal with.

Artificial lawns really do look great; we were invited to lay this lawn in Cheshire. The below images show the process of laying the turf and the incredible result that was achieved.

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1) First we assessed the old grass area

2) We then cut a minimum of 75ml of old grass off and covered it with 4ml of dust aggregate. We then used a whacker plate to compact this until solid.

3) We then covered the area with a membrane; this lets water through from the top but no weeds can grow through from underneath.

4) The grass was then laid with the pathway.

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5) The method of fixing down the grass depends on the soil underneath; if the garden is wet then it is necessary to dig a border around the edge. This is then filled with concrete.

6) A fixing agent is then used to glue down the borders.

7) If it is a dry area, we use a pegging system; neither of which is visible.

8) Finally the grass is covered with kiln dry sand and the stripes are brushed in.

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Experience and expertise in this field has allowed us to build up valuable information, as the process of laying artificial grass varies depending upon the surface you are covering and planned use.

If you have any questions or would like us to provide a quote for artificial grass please call Simon on 07894215123. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you.

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House Extension Bowden, Cheshire

By On December 4, 2013 1 Comment

Home extensions are a brilliant way of increasing the size of your house and tailoring the space to match your individual family requirements.

Home Extension BowdenThis job was completed in Bowden, Cheshire and it was a utility extension. When we arrived to complete a quotation we were faced with a 40 year old property. On discussion, the client wanted an identical match on the original bricks and mortar.

We went the extra mile and researched the history of the bricks only to find out that both the bricks and mortar were discontinued. We persisted with our discussions with the supplier and they provided us with the coloured sand and mortar for bricks which were as close as we could get.

From this point each brick had to be rubbed down individually with a wire brush to get the right colour. This shows our commitment to our clients to provide the best possible finish with a promise of unrivalled levels of customer service.

Our clients were so pleased with the end result and thanked us for our perseverance as it really did make a bit difference to the success of the home improvement project. We employ this approach with every job that we take on.

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We have built up a brilliant local reputation and this is based on offering superior building services throughout Cheshire. We look to provide information about the building process so that you are left feeling assured you are dealing with a professional company.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options when contemplating a house extension, please contact Simon Hindley Building Contractors on 07894215123.

Home Refurbishment Davenham, Cheshire

By On July 8, 2013 No Comments

The following pictures are of a home refurbishment project we completed in Davenham, Cheshire.

Project Management

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Are you looking for a company that can oversee project management, planning and design and the refurbishment of your building project?

Make the refurbishment of your home a stress free experience by employing Simon Hindley Building Contractors to design and manage your project from start to finish.

There is a huge variation in project size and we are on hand to assist whether you are looking for a kitchen and diner extension, a two-storey extension, a room conversion or a conservatory.

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This process is guaranteed to help you utilise and plan the space of your home to the maximum benefit. One benefit of using our services is that we will save you time as we provide skilled builders, craftsmen and tradesmen to complete the work.

It is often thought that by employing a company that oversees this process that you will end up paying more. This is not the case; we offer competitive prices which has ensured that we have built a brilliant local reputation.

We appreciate that home improvement is a costly undertaking, but we work to save you money by sourcing materials, fixtures and fittings at discounted prices. All in the aim of adding value to your home!

A Home Improvement Service you Deserve

To assist this process we use our time-served experience to offer a design that employs clever storage ideas as well as reorganisation of internal space. We guide you through planning requirements, building control and will assist in the process of obtaining accurate specifications.

The entire process will be carefully monitored and we will be in constant contact to make sure that all questions can be answered immediately.

Our services will be tailored to your requirements as it may be that you need help with only part of the process or for us to manage the work from start to finish. Our aim is to obtain the results you want whilst working with a budget and schedule you are comfortable with.

Please contact Simon by calling 07894 215123 to enquire today.

Conservatory Building Services Cheshire

By On March 7, 2013 No Comments

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Conservatories are a home improvement alternative that provides incredible living spaces bringing the outside in. Many homeowners contemplate this option because adding a conservatory to your house can often be considered permitted development, not requiring planning permission (subject to limitations).

Conservatories CheshireSimon Hindley Building Contractors have vast experience in building conservatories throughout Cheshire and the surrounding areas. The pictures show work previously completed; the customer asked us to build a conservatory with the addition of a garden wall. This shows the incredible results that can be achieved.

There are huge variations in designs and features which allow people to create conservatory designs that suit their requirements and tastes. It is important that the extension matches your existing home and a professional builder will be proficient in creating the illusion that it has always been there.

Conservatory CheshireBuilding conservatories is extremely rewarding, creating additional living space for individuals looking to improve their existing homes. Our background in building services allows us to offer possible clients with information and advice about home improvement or a potential house extension.

We pride ourselves on providing a tailored service; we want to offer clients confidence at every opportunity that they speak with us. Some feel daunted by extending their home; so we use our time-served experience to offer a turn-key solution. We keep homeowners up to date with progress, timescales and have skilled tradesmen that ensure your building work is of the highest standard.

Feel free to contact Simon on 07894 215123 to find out how building contractors can help create a fantastic, light space that you will love spending time in.

Loft Conversions Cheshire

By On February 5, 2013 No Comments

Loft conversions are a unique and creative way to extend unused space in your home. This home improvement choice transforms an often empty attic space into a practical and useable room. Not only will you create additional space but you will add value to your property.

We are finding that conversions of the loft area are growing in popularity as it allows for growing families to remain in their homes for longer if unable to move or wishing to avoid the costly expense of moving. Alongside this, a loft conversion will not take up valuable garden space.

There are numerous benefits linked with loft conversions as they;

–          Are cost effective

–          Are less stressful than moving homes

–          Create additional and functional living space

We are on hand to offer information and advice on important considerations including building regulations, planning permissions and insurance coverage. There are also choices in design for loft conversions that will be tailored to your requirements and design. These include:

Velux: where Velux windows are installed flush with the existing roof line and do not alter the existing roof structure

Dormer: these are ideal for spaces with limited headroom. The design extends the existing roof structure and protrudes from the roof line

Mansard: the roof has two slopes, one nearly vertical and the other almost horizontal. This maximises all available space

Hip to gable: the gable wall is built up vertically and a new roof section is built, filling the space between them

We are able to offer professional advice based on years of experience and will work to make sure we provide the highest level of customer service alongside best trade practices. It is our responsibility to make sure your questions are answered and that you feel confident throughout your dealings with Simon Hindley Building Contractors.

We offer a full and comprehensive service to relieve the stress and pressure of building work being completed in your home. Loft conversions are a great home improvement solution and we invite you to contact us to find out more. We will work hard to earn your trust with best-possible results.

Please call Simon on 07894 215123; you can find more about our building services and our Company on our ‘About Us’ page.