There are many reasons people have extensions in Coventry but primarily its to create a more functional home and as it adds value to your home also its a wise investment indeed.Here is the procedure we use here at the The Quality Builders Company.
Be sure to do your research on what type of extension you want so its clear in your mind the type you like i.e brick ,block and render,flat roof ,pitched roof etc and if it fits in with the type of home you live in if any advice is needed contact a trade professinal such as Coventry,s finest The Quality Builders Company.
The next step is to find a general builder in Coventry the internet is a good start but again its a case of research research research to find a good builder.A good coventry builder should be able to put you in touch with an architect and have all the relevent building network connections (architect, structural engineer,coventry planning department severn trent etc) and a competent extension builder will do all of this on your behalf . Always ask for reviews or the possibility to look at previous works the builder from coventry has done.Get a minimum of three quotes (normal protocol). But just be aware the cheapest builder isnt always the best option
Once you are happy with your choice of building contractor ,you have all the relevent drawings and applications done and submitted a payment schedule is in place then your ready to ready to start.
Commencement of your extension will begin usually with your footings being excavated either by hand or with a digger.Then any changes to water supply/drainage can be done and flooding of footing with concrete can take place.Next is to get your brickwork upto D.P.C (Damp proof course)always built in class A OR class B bricks class b more commonly they are basically a more resillient to damp conditions. The over site is basically the floor inside your extension removal of about 400 mm deep from D.P.C height.Any additional drainage changes are also done at this stage then filled with 100mm to 150 mm type 1 stone and then compacted and blinded over the top with building sand ready for D.P.M(DAMP PROOF MEMBRANE)which covers the whole floor area of the extension and folded on top of the D.P.C.Then 100mm insulation is added and covered with a minimum 100mm of concrete then at a later stage the final layer of screed is added finished floor level minimum thickness of 65mm.But before the screed the bricklayer will build your coventry extension using your chosen brick/block upto wall plate level ready to receive your new roof . Next step is the roof installation the reliable building contractors coventry carpenter will cut the roof in to the individual job specifics i.e velux roof lights right roof pitch for tiles being used. Then depending on your roof design( gable ended most common) the gables need building up to the roof line then soffit fascia and finally tiling /leadwork on new roof pointed verges. Sealing up of your extension to the elements with your chosen doors and windows ready for the final stages on the inside which include studwork,plumbing,elctrics,carpentry,plastering,kitchen fitting,tiling,gas work and finally decoration. Also at key stages you will get visits from Coventry city building control department representative to ensure the approved coventry builder is keeping to the strict guidelines imposed by building control.
Getting everything passed off by the local aurthority and severn trent and all relevent electrical certificates
Finishing the outside once all the work traffic finishes for example general landscaping patios garden walls all of this and the above is carried out dillegently by The Quality Builders Company.
I hope this helps you to better understand the build process and what is involved in turning your ideas into a realistic acheivable project that in turn leaves you fulfilled and satified with your new home. Should you wish to contact me my names Paul Radford owner of The Quality Builders Company TEL:07854366496 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org