plan build live
Manchester Marlborough and London, Greater London, Greater Manchester, and the South.(9 Reviews)
Our wide range of skills helps you with large or small projects from Gardening to Landscaping to Home renovations or Rear or side extensions we can help you plan & make your wishes a reality & We offer a service which allows trades men to help your project asap after a quick telephone consultation . We are also lucky enough to have trades men who live and work in London, Manchester, Marlborough, and Cornwall. We do not over charge and are very competitive and responsive and respectful
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How can someone tell if their Garage is suitable for conversion?
If you want to convert your garage in to a habitable space, make sure its building regs compliant.
And seek advice, we our selves can plan your garage conversion and give you a heads up on what you can fit in the space and also if you can raise the ceiling height fit a door or a window at the back or front, raise the floor if required and also insulate single skin garage walls and bring in building control to inspect insulation beams or window openings, some times you may have to fit vents in the roof space and or replace felt for a breathable membrane and strengthen roof timbers,
Run us through the different stages of the Garage conversion process - what's involved?
plan first, then a typical garage conversion would be to work out your budget , contact building control for important site visits, example, new wall removals or beams fitting, or insulation fitting, these are all important in the early stage of conversions, work out from your plan what you want and where, its a good idea to start from roof down if you can, think of vents insulation lighting, bathrooms shower rooms, is there easy access for to a soil pipe, or toilet pipe,
also not forgetting in most house holds the garage sometimes houses the electric boards so these will need either covering over with bespoke cupboards or re siting, Then Flooring will it be raised or on will you want to use your existing garage floor and put laminate or wood flooring on top of it, we would recommend to seal the floor 1st before any flooring site direct to a concrete floor, advice can come from building control on how to seal a floor, we ourselves can give our own advice and information on resins and membranes and also raised flooring .
How can someone tell if their loft is suitable for conversion?
We would survey the loft measure the height from the base of the ridge beam to the bedroom ceiling we would then be able to say if the ceiling needs to be lowered or the height is adequate for a loft conversion, most loft conversions are permitted and come under the heading of permitted development with Velux windows, and you can also have a Cabrio Velux which is a Balcony Velux window and is permitted in the loft space,
if you put a staircase in the bedroom to go to the loft area, you will also need building control assistance and also building control can let ou know the size of insulation required in your loft space and also give you advice on other related topics, I would always want to have building control visit our loft conversions, this helps cut through lots of red tape and speeds up your project with great advice.
Run us through the different stages in the loft conversion process - what’s involved?
Loft conversions need to be planned. you do not need party wall agreements with loft conversions all the time, only if you open a void in the party wall, this is the wall adjoining properties to each other its called a party wall, if you want to put a steel beam in that wall you will need to ask the owners of the property next door if they will allow you to, and you can have a party wall surveyor visit them to speak with them about this, or you can avoid this by sparing of the supported walls and fixing a column which in turn fixes a new ridge beam which then means you can avoid a party wall agreement with your neighbours,
also some times your roof beams can be butted to with new treated timbers and this makes them stronger, we call it piggy backing or wrapping and strapping. but we would recommend treating the old timbers that stay in the roof space.
What’s your interior design process?
We have a consultation with the clients or client to determine the size and shape of the design and time scale of the project then we will contact you further with advice bespoke designs and associated documents swatches and progress on to fitting stage, we have 30 years in the design industry and we have worked in the Hampton,s in North America and also Various Embassy,s and Various Airports and gone from start to completions stage on every project,
We also do bespoke designs and come up with our own ideas that can integrate in to new client designs. we have also worked on Designs for HNWI.
Which interior design styles can you cater for?
all designs from fixtures to fittings to flooring , decor , bathroom design , garden design and ornamental we also have our own in house sculpture and artist team.
How long have you been in business?
I have been working on designs for 25 years on various projects all around Europe and for various companies
What do you love most about your job?
Working with clients helping create something new for there future.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I am a driven person who is excited about owning a business and who can work 7 days a week knowing its all worth it and the rewards are wonderful.
work is wonderful
Why should our clients choose you?
I think clients should choose the people who can answer the questions and give new ideas which integrate into there own project wishes,
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plan build live provides the following services:
- Fence & Gate Installation
- Painting & Decoration - Interior
- Loft Conversions
- Man & Van Services
- Property Extensions
- General Builders
- Gutter Cleaning
- Residential Interior Designers
- Brick & Block Paving Services
- Roofing Installation or Replacement
- Garage Conversions
- Garden Clearance
- Kitchen Installation & Remodelling
- Artificial Turf Installation
- Landscape Design
- Fence & Gate Repair
- Roof Repair
- General Bricklaying
- Gutter Repairs & Maintenance
- Boiler Installation or Replacement
- Gutter Installation or Replacement
- Exterior Painting
- Shower Installation
- Patio Services
- Bathroom Design & Planning
- Interior Plastering & Rendering
- Packaging Design
- Commercial Interior Designers
- Furniture & Flat Pack Assembly
- Flat Roofing Installation
- Garage & Outbuilding Construction
- Bathroom & Shower Plumbing
- Product Design
- Garage & Outbuilding Remodel
- Garden Shed Construction
- Floor Tiling
- Bathroom Tilers
- Kitchen Refurbishment
- Interior Lighting Designer
- Kitchen Tiling
- Drywall & Plasterboard Installation
- Asbestos Removal
- Paint Removal & Stripping
- Concrete Flooring Installation
- Garage & Outbuilding Repairs
- Damp Proofing
- Porch, Patio & Canopy Installation
- Building Frame Carpentry
- Picture Hanging and Art Installation
- Sealing, Grouting & Caulking
- Water Damage Cleanup and Restoration
- Bespoke Kitchen Furniture Design & Build
- Concrete Levelling
- Drywall & Plasterboard Repair
- Internal Renovation & Reconfiguration
- Stone or Tile Flooring Installation
- Velux / Skylight Window Installation
- Cladding Installation or Replacement
- Deck or Porch Construction
- Deck or Porch Maintenance
- Fireplace & Chimney Service & Repair
- General Tiling
- Granite Worktop Installation
- Home Insulation
- Metal Roof Installation
- Mural Painting
- Sash Window Maintenance
- Shelving Installation
- Awning Installation
- Brick Wall Construction
- Concrete Delivery
- Concrete Installation
- Dry Stone Wall Construction
- Gazebo Installation
- Outdoor Walls & Retaining Wall Construction
- Tile Roof Installation
- Wooden Staircase Installation or Replacement
- Demolition Services
- Post Construction Property Cleanup
- Retaining Wall Construction
- Structural Steel Work
- Tile and Grout Cleaning
- Accessibility Adaptation
- Artificial Turf Repair
- Cladding Repair & Maintenance
- Concrete Removal
- Concrete Sawing
- Disability & Accessibility Home Installation
- Foundation Services
- Metal Staircase Installation or Replacement
- Pebble Dash Application
- Point of Sale Design
- Prototype Design
- Roofing Leadwork
- Septic Tanks & Soakaway Installation
- Site Preparation
- Slate Roof Installation
- Specialist Masonry Construction Services