Building Services

Roofing

The roof and guttering must be kept in a good condition to enable a property to remain weatherproof. Ineffective covering can lead to expensive work to the underlying timbers and any decorative finishes, which will deteriorate rapidly in damp conditions. Different roof coverings have varying life spans.

The materials used, the quality of the workmanship and the exposure to the elements will all be contributing factors to the effective life of the roof. There are some that last for a hundred years or more, while others deteriorate after 40 years, some are only guaranteed for 7 years reliable cover.You may only realise that a repair is needed on the roof when ceiling stains are noticed in a room after rainfall. This indicates that water is leaking into the roof space. Always repair damage as soon as possible to stop further rainfall damaging the fabric of the house.

Chimney stacks should be checked regularly for any potential problems. By keeping an eye on their condition or change of condition, repairs can be carried out as soon as they are required, preventing further dampness penetrating.

The purpose of guttering is to efficiently channel rain water from the roof towards a downpipe which in turn carries it down to ground level and then into the drainage system. This system helps to stop the walls of the house becoming wet and causing problems with dampness.

Plastering

Plastering consists usually of 2 'sets' or coats, applied in quick succession during the same session. The second coat is smoothed as it hardens, to give a smooth finish like to eggshell.

The time taken to dry varies according to the underlying surface, but will usually take a number of days. During the drying process the wall will appear darker in the areas that still retain some moisture. Once dry and pale, it's ready for decorating.

Pebble dashing

Is applied in two phases. Initially a render base coat is applied, after which a 2nd coat is applied. While the 2nd coat is still wet the pea-shingle is embedded within it.

It protects the underlying brickwork from weathering, and can be useful to cover existing cracks and Imperfections.

Rendering

Applying a coat or more of sand and cement is called rendering. The composition of the render is usually made of sand and cement and can also be mixed with small stones. Rendering has to be allowed to dry before it can be painted.

We can provide all aspects of plastering and rendering:

  • Damage ceiling repairs or removing and replacing
  • Walls skimming
  • Plastering
  • Rendering
  • Pebbledashing
  • Floor screeding
  • Plasterboarding and Drylining

Plumbing

Our plumbers are Gas Safe registered and cover Lancashire and Yorkshire. Our services include:

  • New central heating installation
  • New boilers or upgrades to existing
    central heating
  • Plumbing for new bathrooms and kitchens
  • Boiler repairs and breakdowns
  • Gas safety certificates and testing
  • Landlord Gas Safety Reports
  • Electric and power showers
  • Drain cleaning and unblocking

We also offer a comprehensive design and install service:

  • Building a new shower cubicle
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Modernising existing bathrooms
  • Refurbishment of old bathrooms
  • Adding a second bathroom
  • installing a new bathroom suite and tiling
  • Refurbishing a bathroom or building a new one

All our work we use our own Electrician, Plasterer and Joiner were needed to make for a much smother and stress free job.

Electrics

Our electricians can under take all electrical work including from one light fitting to rewiring or updating your property:

  • Safety certificates and testing
  • Network solutions, voice and data cabling
  • Dealing with all aspects of network cabling systems including Cat 5E and Cat 6
  • Specialised cabling needs for your telephone and computer network systems
  • Re-wire a house , flat or an office
  • Wiring an office , restaurant, shop or a flat
  • Smoke and Heat Detectors
  • New Consumers Units - fuse boxes and RCDs
  • Security lighting

All our work is undertaken by our own NICEIC trained electrician.

Loft Conversions

Roof-space has more than 25 years experience in the loft conversion industry, and since we began our loft conversion business we have continually surpassed the expectations of our customers with the quality of the work we carry out, the professionalism of our work, the low cost we offer our services and materials at, and of course our friendly service!

Who are our services available to?

Our services are available to any customer who wants to have some extra space in their home or who wants to add value to their house. We offer a full personal service, with no salesmen or hard sells involved.
We even offer free estimates and full project management.

Please contact us if you would like to talk to us about your loft conversion. We will advise you about planning and building regulations, and give you a idea on the cost of you project. We can also arrange for you to see some conversions that we have completed in your area.