Property is a term describing anything that a person or a business has legal title over, affording owners certain enforceable rights over said items.
A Builder or construction worker is a worker employed in manual labour of the physical construction of the built environment and its infrastructure. The term is a broad, generic one and most such workers are primarily described by the specific level and type of work they perform. For example, laborers carry out a wide range of practical tasks to help tradespersons on construction sites. They clean the construction site on a regular basis using tools such as rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows to remove rubble, scraps of metal, and wood. They might also need to sweep out certain areas and put building supplies in order.
Construction is a general term meaning the art and science to form objects, systems, or organizations, and comes from Latin constructio (from com- “together” and struere “to pile up”) and Old French construction. To construct is the verb: the act of building, and the noun is construction: how something is built, the nature of its structure. In its most widely used context, construction covers the processes involved in delivering buildings, infrastructure and industrial facilities, and associated activities through to the end of their life. It typically starts with planning, financing, and design, and continues until the asset is built and ready for use; construction also covers repairs and maintenance work, any work to expand, extend and improve the asset, and its eventual demolition, dismantling or decommissioning.
Residential Builder or house builder is someone who builds houses as a business, or works on residential building projects.
House extensions give you a real opportunity to add space to the home you love. If a home extension gives you the right amount of space in the right location and allows you to live your life as you choose, then we think it’s definitely ‘worth it’. Though the financial investment can be significant, the return on the investment is often greater still.
A loft conversion or an attic conversion is the process of transforming an empty attic space or loft into a functional room, typically used as a bedroom, office space, a gym, or storage space. Loft conversions are one of the most popular forms of home improvement in the United Kingdom as a result of their numerous perceived benefits. The installation of a loft conversion is a complicated process, and whilst it may be possible to attempt a ‘DIY’ loft conversion, the large amount of work involved often results in many people choosing to contract a specialist loft conversion company to undertake the task.
A basement conversion is the process of changing this space into an inhabitable room. There are varying degrees of basement conversion from a basic conversion to one that involves excavation and expansion in order to create sufficient height to be habitable.
This means they focus on improving a structure that is broken, outdated or damaged. Refurbishments, on the other hand, involve fixing a certain area or item, decorating a room or space, and restoring the good appearance and condition of a property.
VELUX is a Danish manufacturing company that specializes in roof windows and skylights. A roof window is an outward opening window that is incorporated as part of the design of a roof. Often confused with a skylight, a roof window differs in a few basic ways. A roof window is often a good option when there is a desire to allow both light and fresh air into the space. A roof window tends to be larger than a skylight, making it possible to enjoy a wider view of the sky overhead. In addition, skylights are usually stationary; that is, they cannot be opened and closed. With some designs of a roof window, it is possible to retract a portion of the glazed panes to allow in fresh air as well as enjoy the natural light.
Damp proofing or a Damp-Proof in construction is a type of moisture control applied to building walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing into the interior spaces. Dampness problems are among the most frequent problems encountered in residences.
Painting and Decorating
One of the biggest differences between painting and decorating is that decorating is really all-encompassing. A great painter and decorator not only knows how to paint walls, but they will also be able to do things like apply wallpaper, create finishes such as marbling or graining, and restore period features.
A window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light and may also allow the passage of sound and sometimes air. Modern windows are usually glazed or covered in some other transparent or translucent material, a sash set in a frame in the opening; the sash and frame are also referred to as a window. Many glazed windows may be opened, to allow ventilation, or closed, to exclude inclement weather. Windows may have a latch or similar mechanism to lock the window shut or to hold it open by various amounts. Types include the eyebrow window, fixed windows, hexagonal windows, single-hung and double-hung sash windows, horizontal sliding sash windows, casement windows, awning windows, hopper windows, tilt and slide windows (often door-sized), tilt and turn windows, transom windows, sidelight windows, jalousie or louvered windows, clerestory windows, lancet windows, skylights, roof windows, roof lanterns, bay windows, oriel windows, thermal, or Diocletian, windows, picture windows, Rose windows, emergency exit windows, stained glass windows, French windows, panel windows, double/triple paned windows, and witch windows.
Dormer Windows are vertical windows that project from a sloping roof and usually illuminates a bedroom. The term derives from the Latin dormitorium, “sleeping room.” Dormers are set either on the face of the wall or high upon the roof, and their roofs may be gabled, hipped, flat, or with one slope.
New building house design is a common dream project, but if the architect is not experienced with new house plans or too junior to pay due diligence to the details, mistakes can be costly. By having an architectural design from an architecture firm that also has in-house planning consultants, this can be helped. You can hope to create a new home on a narrow side plot, creating the architectural designer an interesting challenge. Or maybe you want to restore and replace an old-fashioned bungalow. In doing so, you give the architect an opportunity to devise a contemporary scheme that suits his setting or contrasts it tastefully.
Rendering is the process of applying cement mixture to external, or sometimes internal, walls to achieve a smooth or textured surface. It is similar in technique to plastering. Render has waterproofing and fire rating qualities, but is also used for aesthetic purposes. It is very common in countries across Europe, particularly around the Mediterranean.
Sash Windows are windows consisting of two sliding panels (sashes). Sliding sash windows were very popular in the 1700s and 1800s, and millions of these windows are still in service today. Sliding sashes work well if maintained correctly, but many don’t work properly today due to needing minor repair or to having been improperly painted. Wrong painting technique is probably the number 1 cause of sash window defects.
An electrician is a tradesman specializing in electrical wiring of buildings, transmission lines, stationary machines, and related equipment. Electricians may be employed in the installation of new electrical components or the maintenance and repair of existing electrical infrastructure. Electricians may also specialize in wiring ships, airplanes, and other mobile platforms, as well as data and cable lines.
Roofing is the material of which a roof is composed of. These are cost efficient and durable made with a base mat of wood fiber, cellulose, paper or some other material saturated with asphalt so it is waterproof. A top coating of adhesive asphalt will be applied and ceramic granules embedded into the shingles.
Flooring is the general word for a permanent floor covering, or for the work of such a floor covering being installed. Floor covering is a term used to commonly describe any finishing material added to provide a walking surface over a floor structure. Both terms are used interchangeably, but floor covering applies more to materials that are laid loose.
Essentially, bifold doors are made up of multiple leaves which fold back on themselves in order to open up an entire aperture. The doors are fitted to runners, and when opened they slide and fold at the same time for seamless operation.
We are a London building company that carries out all types of structural works, such as basements, removing load bearing walls, propping and underpinning. If you require structural engineer’s drawings we are able to refer you to known and trusted engineers that we have worked with in the past. Our structural architects design buildings and other structures, taking into consideration safety, functionality and aesthetics. Duties include meeting with clients, estimating material costs and preparing sketches and contractor documents.
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