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Our Guide to Project Schedules for House Extensions

By On March 12, 2015 Under Building Services

We recently published an article that offered advice and information about how best to deal with project schedules for home extensions.

As no two extensions are ever the same, it is an opportunity for us to employ the use of experience and knowledge to tailor the process to achieve the best possible result.

There is, however, a basis that forms the starting point for each project. Once the extension has gone through the planning stage, the project start date will be set.

The first step is for the footings to be dug. The size of the job will dictate whether a digger is required or not.

The second part of the process is to build up the damp-proof course, the installation of the drains, the installation of the damp-proof course and to pour the concrete slab. This allows clients the opportunity to first imagine what their new space will look like.

External walls are then built up using a combination of blocks and brickwork. Quality wall insulation is fitted throughout the external walls and this ensures optimum heat retention. Wall ties fix the newly built walls to the existing structure.

All internal walls are built, which splits the new space as required. The roof is then built; there are different types of roofs and we will make sure to offer valued advice in the careful selection of the best option. This will take into account a number of factors and budget constraints.

We can then break through to the original property; windows and doors are fitted and the structure is water tight. First fix electrics, plumbing, plastering, further electrics, additional plumbing and decoration is then completed.

During the process our clients often comment on the demanding intensity of the process that they would feel without our support. We work to support the decision-making process, planning enquiries, building regulation interaction, formalities and design ideas. This is an area of work that we take great pride in.

If you would like to discuss your home improvement options further we invite you to call us on 01606 40565.

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