Projects

Below are some examples of recent projects.

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Renovation of Dwelling – Swavesey, Cambridge

This three bedroom semi-detached dwelling was built in the 1930’s. It was uninhabitable and required a full renovation.

The interior was stripped back to the brick and the room layout optimised. Electrics, plumbing and central heating were installed. Insulation was upgraded to modern standards, which significantly improved the energy rating. The property was plasterboard throughout, new interior doors, a kitchen and bathrooms were installed.  Externally, the roof, windows and doors were replaced, the garden and driveway landscaped and a patio laid. Drainage was upgraded and a gas supply installed.

In addition, an application for a two storey extension was applied for and granted.

Front Elevation – Before
Rear Elevation – Before

 

Side Extension – Construction phase
Front Elevation – After
Rear of property AFTER renovation
Side Extension – Completed

Refurbishment of Dwelling – Cottenham, Cambridge

This work included elements both internally and externally. 

Exterior timber work was renovated or replaced, then painted. Guttering was cleaned and repaired. Timber windows were refurbished or replaced. Sash windows to the front elevation were replaced, along with stone cills and the front door was stripped, painted and varnished. 

Interior works included installation of LED downlights, replacement or ceilings, plastering, boxing in of pipework and structural reinforcement of floor joists. Solid insulation was installed beneath the ground floor and a hatch fitted to cellar access to eliminate draughts. 

 

Front Elevation – Replacement of sash windows and stone cills.
Front Door – During refurbishment
Front Door – During refurbishment
Refurbished Front Door
Replacement sash windows and stone cills
Timber panelling renovation and exterior paint – Before
Timber cladding and fascia replacement
Timber panelling renovation and exterior paint – After
Timber panelling renovation and exterior paint – Before
Timber panelling renovation and exterior paint – During
Timber panelling renovation and exterior paint – After

 

Drainage and New Bathroom – Histon, Cambridge

This project involved installing a new drainage run to meet the existing and the creation of a new bathroom from an existing bedroom. 

 

 

Marking out drainage run
Connection to existing clay pipe
Inspection chamber
Drainage run
Measurement of invert levels
Measurement of invert levels
Down pipe & Gully
Finished bathroom
Shower screen
Electric towel radiator

Installation of Kitchen Sockets and Lighting  – Somersham, Huntingdon

A new kitchen installation required a partial rewire and new lighting. Also included was the construction of the cabinets. An unexpected discovery of asbestos required the procurement of a specialist asbestos removal contractor.

 

Kitchen electrics and construction of cabinets
Completed kitchen lighting

New Garden Gate – Somersham, Huntingdon

This was a smaller project installing a garden gate to an existing fence

 

Fencing prior to gate installation
Gate installed
Gate installed