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Andeco Building Services can help with all aspects of extending your home, drawing from extensive years of experience and knowledge.

 If you are happy where you live, why move, why not stay put, save on moving costs and spend the money on improving what you have. There are many reasons why people decided to extend or improve their homes. Growing family, need a larger kitchen or another bathroom or an extra family room. An increasing number of people work from home now, by converting that under-utilised used garage into a part office part kitchen, adding a Conservatory or Extension to the home can provide the additional space required, and add value to your home at the same time.

Decide roughly what you want to achieve from your project, and do some research on what is possible. If you are looking to extend your home in any way, look in the road to see what else has been done on similar properties-this will help you see whether a precedent has been set for the sort of work you would like to do. 

What ever project you have in mind, an initial visit by one of the principles of the company, who will be able to call on their many years of their technical and practical experience to help you with the ideas you have.

Step by Step

Firstly talk through your ideas on the telephone with one of the principles of the company Should you then feel a site visit may be beneficial to you, an appointment can be made

By dealing with the decision makers of the company who will then be able to manage your project from the initial telephone call through to completion of you project

At the site visit the surveyor will be able to advice you on making the most of precious space available, internally and externally. Advice on Design, Planning and  Building Regulations.

He will be able to put you in contact with customers who have had similar projects carried out by us, you will be able to speak with these customers direct and to formulate a picture of the type of company we are. From information gathered at the initial visit an outline plan and quotation can be drawn up, and second visit arranged to discuss the proposal in more detail.

Should your project require Planning Permission, a full Planning Application together with scaled drawings will need to be submitted to your local authority for approval. Based on their decision we will then be able to submit to you a detailed quotation along with a schedule of works

Prior to the commencement of works a site visit will be arranged to discuss timings and schedules. Should your local authority Building Control Department be involved, they will need to inspect certain aspects of the construction, in order to issue a Completion Certificate at the end of the process.

Construction work process (new build):

  • Site preparation, clearing the extension area of all vegetable matter and outbuildings, protecting adjoining parts of the property that are staying the same.
  • Set out site
  • Excavate foundations
  • Bridge drain runs
  • Concreting foundations
  • Alter or install drainage
  • Construct  walls up to damp proof course level
  • Damp proof course added
  • Install Concrete base
  • Brick-Block walls constructed
  • Floor joist added if a storey extension is be built
  • Scaffolding added to add first floor walls
  • Roof timbers added
  • Fascias and Soffits added
  • Roof tiling
  • Windows and external Doors
  • Now the extension is secure to carry out knock through to existing property
  • External finishes added such as rendering
  • Guttering and down-pipes added
  • Internal walls added
  • First fix services electrics, plumbing and heating and carpentry (Prior to plastering)
  • Insulation and plaster boarding completed on walls
  • Plastering completed
  • Flooring completed screeding (if required to add a smooth surface)
  • Second fix for electric’s plumbing and heating then carpentry
  • Decorating and tiling completed
  • Landscaping