Full House Refurbishment




Full House Refurbishment

We met with the prospective owner before the property was purchased. We looked through the vendor’s surveyor report and noted some omissions. We provided an estimate to rectify the problems that we could see without disturbing the fabric of the building. Our estimate allowed the prospective buyer to enter into negotiations with the vendor from a position of strength.

Once the house was bought we again met with the now purchaser of the building and started to remove floorboards, panelling etc. to find the source of the rot that we knew existed. Once the extent of the issues were known, we provided a fixed quotation for the refurbishment. The 3D model as shown on the right to allowed Jill to “see” the finished space. The property did throw some unexpected issues our way as is normal with properties of this age and condition. But all were met head-on and overcome

3D layout ground floor

The list of tasks is as follows:

  • Damp-proofing, re-plastered throughout.
  • Opened new doorway through existing window aperture, blocked up original doorway
  • Converted bedroom into bathroom, lowering the floor height to give enough headroom for a shower.
  • New staircase and balustrade.
  • New insulated concrete floor in kitchen, new kitchen.
  • Replaced inadequate structurally-required beams in kitchen.
  • Opened up the two reception rooms into a single open plan room, new insulated floor.
  • Opened up two fireplaces, installed a log burner, along with an Oak mantle and quarry-tile hearth.
  • Demolished single storey extension, created new patio area and boundary wall.
  • Pebble dashed the outside at the rear.
  • Re-felt, new dry verge, new ridge tiles and replaced lead flashing and soakers on double extension roof.
  • New guttering and fascias, new windows and doors.
  • Rewired and re-plumbed throughout with new CH boiler and radiators.
  • New floor coverings throughout, carpet, laminate and tiles. Fully decorated.