Whether tumble down and past their best, or just in need of an update, it is amazing what can be done with an old building.
Amazing too, the number of uses our customer's find for their outbuildings and garages once refurbished.
Offices, studios, gyms and living rooms - the only limit is your imagination!
We have developed little tricks of the trade that really make the most of what you have.
A dormer here, mezzanine there, skylights and windows, doors and partitions and all of a sudden you have something amazing!
We really can convert your outbuilding into something much more useful!
We can hide unsightly concrete walls with rustic timber cladding, or replace rusty old roofs with cedar shingles or reclaimed tiles.
From aesthetic improvement to brand new places to enjoy, by improving your old buildings you will be investing in your property as well as benefiting from an under used resource.
A typical refurbishment would start with a site visit and building inspection to establish it’s condition, and discuss plans for its refurbishment and future use.
During the inspection we will look at the structure of the building, it’s foundations, overall condition, and suitability for its change of use.
It is unusual for a building to be in such poor condition that it can’t be refurbished, but on occasions it is more economic to rebuild from new, and if so we would advise at this stage.
If planning permission is required we can make an application on your behalf if requested.
With designs drawn up and prices agreed, work would start in most cases by stripping the building to its framework.
Damp proofing is of utmost importance and the floors, walls and roof would be lined to prevent the ingress of moisture.
Insulation is again hugely important, and although expensive we always advise as much as your budget allows. Once done the building is then not only comfortable in all seasons, but importantly, it has greater flexibility of use.
If designed initially as an infrequently used gym and store room, with good insulation it can easily become a regularly used office without any major alterations.
Old buildings will often have low level roofs giving cramped headroom inside.
We can lift the roof surprisingly easily to give a high ceilinged comfortable interior which will completely transform the building.
Dividing walls can be removed or incorporated, as can windows, doors and any number of facilities.
Interior finish and decoration varies greatly from project to project.
Most frequently walls would be dry lined, skim plastered and decorated to the same standard as those in your house.
But we can match the finish to the building’s use, ranging from plain and functional to grand and luxurious – all it takes is imagination!
Call today on 01189 842555 to arrange a site visit and see how we can help you.
It is not only internal refurbishments we make to garages and outbuildings, we can make the most wonderful improvements to external appearance as well. By simply re-cladding the exterior we can transform the building and improve the aesthetic appearance of your whole property.
Our carpenters are skilled in all types of building work, so it was an easy task to add two dormer windows to the loft of this building, with steps leading to it, the lean-to and storage shed as side extensions.
Our client has a wooden shed that is 5m x 3.5m wide, and directly in front of their house. They asked us to quote for a brand new replacement building, but when we visited we found that all the timber within the shed was in good condition, so suggested we rebuild it rather than replace it.