Domestic House Refurbishment

Location: North Wales Client Name: Mrs Beck Duration: 12 Weeks

Project Details:

We were asked if we would be interested in a domestic refurbishment for a customer, this included a full electrical rewire of the house and detached garage, changeover from oil central heating and hot water system to a domestic gas system, CCTV and intruder alarm systems, all ceilings, and walls to be re plastered, new doors, skirting boards and architraves, new laminate flooring and carpets throughout and decorate of all walls, ceilings, and woodwork. Within a 12 week turn around.

Project Scope:

Due to the age of the electrical installation and heating system being installed for over 40 years, it was a complete decommission of all the services and removal of suspended ceilings and take back to bare brick to remove un-secure plaster.  The electrical rewire included individual RCBOs so that is any appliance tripped the power it would only turn that circuit off leaving the rest of the house on. This was put in place due to the age of the occupant and that they are partially blind, to ensure that they still have services running. The circuits covered the lighting, sockets, kitchen, heating as well as dedicated supplies to individual specialist systems.

The heating system installed was a gas combi boiler with radiators located in each room including a kick heater in the kitchen. Due to the occupant living on their own it was requested that several CCTV cameras and an intruder alarm with built in panic system was installed, so that the family would be contacted if any emergency occurred. The house was also fitted with an aico part 6 fire alarm system that would contact the family remotely if activated.

Project Review:

This project required additional work to take place, as during the first fix work wood rot was found in several locations in numerous floor joists which required replacing. The source of the damp was identified, and we undertook additional building work to resolve. The services were commissioned, and the appropriate certification issued to the customer. The project was still completed within the 12 weeks and handed back to the customer with the peace of mind everything was completed to an exceptional standard.