There are many reason for making house renovation Richmond. We have just bought the house or flat, we just want to have our home looks modern and fresh or we want to make house extension or loft conversion to expand our living space. The house renovation could be just painting the walls and small decorating things or it could be a big job, which include changing the floor, pastering, making changes to wall scheme, extending the living space or many more. In the next few posts we will try to describe what kind of changes can be made in your house. Below are some ideas and tips when painting your place as part of house refurbishemnt in Richmond and Hampton area.
Painting sounds like a simple, easy and quick job. But it is not just painting. First of all, we need to make a decision what kind of paint we want to use. Our experienced team can help choose the most appropriate paint for your needs. We need to think about colour as well. The colour should fit our floor, our furnitures and the most important our preferences.
Another important aspect is preparation. We need to bare this in mind when the professionals offer the quote to us. Works before and after painting usually take more than painting itself. It is very important to cover existing floor and furnitures to avoid any damages. If we have access to the painted room from outside – protecting the floor in the room should be enough. But if the painted room is on the first floor or we need to use corridor to get there – we need to think about covering the floor in the areas which are used to get into the refurbished room.
Many times, to have the best result it is required to take the skirting boards and cornices off the wall. Another important thing is to prepare the wall for painting. Putting new paint into dirty and not straight wall may not bring the results we expect. The wall needs to be clean, the holes needs to be filled and plastering has to be done if the wall is in a very bad condition. Sometimes plastering may be a quicker and better option. As we have straight and fresh wall, ready for painting. Check plastering done by our experienced team in our portfolio page.
The painting time, should depend on the size of the room and how many layers of the paint is required to get the best results. We can find the instructions in the paint pack. Professionals from Quattro Build will help you with every phase of painting in your house.
If we are painting the walls, we can also consider painting skirting boards, cornices, windows and doors in the same time. If we paint all of them, we can be sure this will bring fresh look into our refurbished house.
Check our Portfolio page to see some of our completed jobs. We can help you with every stages of the project. Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area and you consider house renovation Richmond. Send us an email to email@example.com or call us on +44 78576 444 11
We have completed many bathroom renovations in Richmond, Twickenham and Hampton area. The projects we were involved were varied – from exchanging the silicone around the bath, up to complete bathroom renovation. In this post we will try to share the points, which you need to be care of when you or someone else is renovating you bathroom. This will help keep your bathroom in a perfect condition for many years.
There is nothing more annoying, than hearing strange noises when walking on your tiles done just few weeks ago. The worst thing would be to have some of the tiles moving. The solution is to use proper tile adhesive, especially for your floor. The tiles on the wall – are also very important. We wish to have them for years in good condition. Although floor tiles have more to take on, as we walk on them constantly. Even if good quality adhesive could cost more, you will have your tiles fitted for longer. We have many types of tile adhesive in the market nowadays. If you are not sure which suits best for your needs, you can always ask for advice in the shop or check forums on the internet. If you want to do your bathroom refurbishment with Quattro Build – we will choose the best tile adhesive for your needs.
Grout between the tiles, apart from decorative aspect, it has also waterproof role. It is very important to choose the good quality grout. Quattro Build builders very often use Mapei company for grouting – and both we and the customers are happy with the end result. Grouting allows to separate the back of the tile with our bathroom. Bathroom is the most wet place in our house. Water and steam is there everyday – that is why it is so important to have proper waterproof barrier between the wall and bathroom. Many of our customers had their complete bathroom renovation 2-3 years ago, and because the grouting was not properly done by different companies their tiles started to fall down, due to water and damp behind the tiles. Make sure you or your builders done the proper grouting to have your bathroom in a very good condition for years.
Siliconing – similar like grouting – apart from aesthetic aspects, it has a very important waterproof role. Silicone is mostly used around the bath, shower, washbasin and around the floor. Places where water is is contact every day. Using experienced contractors – like Quattro Build builders – you will make sure, your silicone is put nicely and make waterproof barrier. Grouting and siliconing are very important stages of your bathroom renovation Richmond.
No matter if you have window or not, it is good to have fan in your bathroom. Especially after taking relaxing and hot bath or shower, the steam appears in the air and walls. We need to get rid of it. Constant steam can cause damp and damage to your bathroom. That is what we would like to avoid, after our complete bathroom renovation. If you have window, which you can keep open – that is even better – as this will help constant air circulation in our lovely bathroom.
These are 4 most important things we need to consider when doing bathroom renovation. If we make sure our tile adhesive, silicone, grout are good quality and we allow air circulation – your should have your bathroom in a good condition for years.
If you want to change something in your bathroom or do complete bathroom renovation in Hampton, Twickenham or Richmond area. We can help you with every stages of the project. Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 78576 444 11
In this post we will try to summarize the most popular building projects in Richmond, Hampton and Twickenham area. Hampton, Twickenham and Richmond builders are very occupied people. As you drive through the south west part of London, especially in summer time you can notice a lot of Loft Conversions and House Extensions in Hampton. In Richmond and Twickenham most of the jobs – are indoor jobs. Have a look into our list.
House Extension especially in Hampton or Twickenham area are usually big projects. Extending our living space has lots of benefits – from having more space for our family, to increase the value of the property. There are many factors which we need to consider when planning the extension. But the most important is to fulfil our expectations. If we have just one bathroom, and many times guests are coming to visit us – maybe thinking about building guest room with the bathroom could be a good option. Maybe we are thinking about making more space for our children to play – we can extend our living room or build play room for kids. There are many options. We need to remember abut planning permission and asking for guidance local authority or architect if needed.
This kind of project is very common for people who just bought the property. It could be just refreshing of all the rooms, as well as complete refurbishment of whole property. The common jobs during refreshing are painting the walls, replacing floor, changing the front door or changing the curtain reels.
When we are talking about complete house renovation – this could include demolishing walls, changing the purpose of the rooms – so if our kitchen is very small but we have 5 rooms we can consider moving kitchen to one of the rooms. Everything is possible – we just need to remember to follow the procedures.
There is a lot of demand for Kitchen Renovation nowadays. People spend many hours in kitchen cooking, socializing with friends and family, helping children with their homework or simply eating. We changing something in the kitchen if we buy new house or we live in our property for many years and we would like to change how our kitchen looks like. The reasons for doing it maybe just to change the look of our kitchen to more modern. We thinking to make it more safe – if the kitchen was built many years ago. We want to make sure that apart from nicely looking kitchen – it is safe and according to the current standards.
In the old days, kitchen and living room were separate rooms. In many cases nowadays – this is still happening. It all depends of the preferences. But more and more people decide to demolish the wall between kitchen and living room. This will allow to socialize with our guests – where we are cooking. Making sure we can look after our children – who are in the living room while we are preparing tea. The reason for removing the wall as part of the kitchen refurbishment could be making much sunny space in our room. If we have huge windows in the living room which bring lots of natural light, and tiny window in the kitchen – we can be sure our kitchen will gain more sunlight.
Bathroom – is a similar case like with the Kitchen. Renovating the bathroom is a very common project in Richmond and Twickenham area. Twickenham and Richmond builders offers range of services to make you bathroom looks modern and fresh.
We considering to just do the refreshment by painting the ceiling, painting the tiles, changing the taps or do the complete refurbishment. It is even worth to consider extending our bathroom. When we have a huge room next door – we can demolish the existing wall and build new one a bit further. In that case we have space for both bath and shower. If our bathroom is divided to separate toilet and separate washing space – we can also remove the wall. This will create our bathroom more spacious.
Painting and decorating is a very popular job done by Richmond builders. We have lots of choices to change the colour of our walls, skirting boards, doors. The shops are full of different types of paints dedicated to different materials, rooms, purposes. Changing the paint or fitting new skirting boards could bring refreshing feeling in our living space.
We hope you like our summary of 5 common building projects done in Richmond, Twickenham and Hampton area. I am sure there are many other areas of services where Hampton and Richmond builders are occupied. Our summary is based on our experiences as well as our colleagues from the building industry.
If you are planning any of the above projects in Hampton, Twickenham or Richmond area. We can help you with every stages of the project. Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area. Send us an email to email@example.com or call us on +44 78576 444 11
Many of the houses have attached garage. Many of us use it regularly to keep the car overnight or it is a place where all our tools, boxes and other important things are stored. If we want to extend our place we need to check if we really need the garage to store our car, if we need the garage just to store lots of unnecessary things which we are not going to use. Converting your garage into modern look House Extension in Hampton or Richmond area could be a fantastic move towards increasing the value of your property.
If we have a big enough garden with the driveway, we can consider building the open space place with the roof for our car. We can also build a small shed at the end of the garden – to store all important tools. If we have an attic – it could be the extra storage for our goods. As you can see there are many options to consider. There is always a way to extend our living space.
Deepends of the condition of the garage, house extension would be just the matter of adding the door to connect the house and garage and decorate the space a bit. Or it could end up as a huge project with changing the walls, inserting windows, doors, fitting new installation, etc
Depends of the type of the garage we already have, we may need to obtain planning permission. It is always good to contact local authority for advice. You can always have a look around your neighbours and see if there is someone who already converted their garage into living space. Many times you need to stick the design of your existing buildings so house extension will look as a part of your home.
There are also options if we have detached garages or sheds not connected to you house. The options are here as well. You can build the covered walkway. It could be a good way to separate our office, or guest bedroom from the rest of the house. It all depends what we want to achieve by doing our house extension.
Light is a very important factor when thinking about house extension especially in Hampton or Richmond area. There must be at least one widow for habitable rooms. If you want to go a bit further and make glass ceiling – this will make the room very bright and looks modern. Glass ceiling could a very good solution if our house extension is nearby our neighbours. Placing the windows, velux windows or glass ceiling needs to be well planned taking into consideration the purpose of newly arranged space.
It depends in what condition our garage was used, but in the best case scenario we have central heating, light, water connected. If that is done – it will speed up everything as we can concentrate on arranging and decorating the place. If our garage was only a room without windows, water supply, central heating – this could extend our budget.
Get in touch with us if you are planning house extension in Hampton or Richmond area. We can help you from the early stages of the project until the end. We can recommend the best, most appropriate and modern solutions. Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area and you want to build your House Extension with Quattro Build. Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 78576 444 11
The most common house extension done in Hampton is rear extension at the ground level. This type of extension is probably the first thing when people think about extensions in general. Apart from this obvious option there are different alternatives if our garden is tiny or we do not want to loose our open space at the back. Apart from our expectations and dreams, we also need to take into consideration planning guidelines and structural issues.
If our garden does not have the access to the street, we do not have any rear gate with the pedestrian path, we need to remember that the materials and plants have to be taken through the house. The builders have to access the building site as well – so they will go through the house very often. This can add disruption and mess. But if this will be very well planned before – it should not cause any problems. If we make the agreement that one of the site will be responsible for covering the furnitures and floor – nothing harmful will happen. We can also plan the extension works to be done when we are away on holiday.
As said before, rear house extension is the most common type, so basically extending our house into the garden. In many cases the planning permission is not obligatory. Although we recommend checking that on Planning Portal. If you are still not sure contact your local Council for more information.
If we do not have enough space in the garden, but we have the old shed – which is used only to collect the things which we ‘may need in the future’ it is worth to check if we can demolish the shed or pantry and build extension instead. This will also require to check if we need to obtain planning permission.
The main purpose of doing the extension is to increase our living areas or kitchen. Especially if our family is growing or simply we would like to add value into our property. There are many ways to make the extension look modern – sliding glass door, glass roof, wooden floor.
When we start planning our rear extension and we have a budget we can consider building a two-storey extension. This will need planning permission and will cost more, but you will do all the planning and preparation only once. Apart from new kitchen in the ground floor, you can also gain new bedroom, bathroom, office or room for your children to play.
This type of extension is very popular in urban areas, where housing tends to be dense. Side house extension could be a very effective option to gain more space in your place. In urban areas we can find a narrow strip of land which separates the properties. Usually this part is paved and give access to the garden. This place could have a very good potential to extend your kitchen – as it is very common to have kitchen at the back of this houses. Additional glass roof above the extension could give more light into our property. It sounds like a very good solution. For this type of extension you will need a planning permission as you will be building up to the property line with your neighbour.
If your place already has a rear extension where you have your kitchen, bathroom or living room you can consider building the room on the top of it. Although this will require to contact your local authority and check if this kind of house extension is possible. Building the roof extension can increase the value of your property and add a lot of space for you and your family. Inserting big windows or even glass roof can bring lots of sun into our place.
Every type of extension require good preparation and planning, but many people decide to make it, so they can enjoy additional space in their properties.
What is your plan for house extension? Rear, side or roof? Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area and you want to build your House Extension with Quattro Build. Send us an email to email@example.com or call us on +44 78576 444 11.
For many of us time comes when we decide to change something in our home. Some of us could decide to call painter to refresh the colour of our walls or call house extension builder to expand our space for new room or bathroom. There are many options, but the most common projects we hear about in London is kitchen refurbishment.
Kitchen is the place where we spend most of our time. We prepare our meals, spend time with our family and friends, sometimes we work in the kitchen with the cup of coffee because that is the place where we feel comfortable and energized. Kitchen is like a heart of the home. We use the kitchen worktop, cupboards, equipment very often so after some time we can see the time marks on them. Sometimes we just would like to have our kitchen look different. We have seen interesting project which inspire us to change, so we decide to refurb our kitchen.
There is a very popular sentence saying only imagination is stopping us, so following that we can do almost everything in our kitchen. We can do our kitchen more bright by installing bigger window or glass ceiling, if we don’t like tiles – we can paint the walls using appropriate paint.
If we don’t like how our kitchen is shaped – we are able to change it as well. We can make it bigger, smaller, connect it with living room and make a big open space so we are still with our guests or family if we are in the middle of dinner preparation. Although this kind of project require more time and hiring qualified builders. New wall tiling, floor tiling, painting sounds like a big job – but if you have specialist who love what they are doing the process of the kitchen renovations should be smooth and quick.
We don’t need to go for a big change straight away. If we want to save some money and do the big change in the future or we have just bought our dream property and our budget is a bit tight we can start with changing the kitchen cupboard fronts or even replacing only the handles. This can make a really big difference.