Terraced house in need of sympathetic refurbishment and storage solutions, with careful attention to period features, for a quick return to the rental market.Perform complete internal refurbishment. Strip house from top to bottom and refurbish windows and doors, with new cupboards, new electrics, shower, boiler, tiling, lighting and switches.SCS BEL was also instructed to attend to floors, aerials (SKY etc), carpets and refurbish the balustrade to the stairs and landing.A very quick turnaround was demanded, as tenants had vacated the property suddenly and the client needed to re-let without delay. We took only two and a half weeks and had prospective tenants viewing whilst we were working.Two days after we completed, with the paint barely dry, the new tenant took possession at a considerably higher rental return for our client.
Large double fronted terraced house internally split into four flats, two on ground floor, one on first and one on second. A small cellar with poor head height existed below front section of our client’s flat.We had to perform a complete basement construction, excavating under the main body of the ground floor toward the rear of the flat and reduce the floor down, underpinning the entire structure to give a full head height of 2.7m.Water and electrical supplies for all four flats ran through our client’s cellar; we split these up and upgraded the individual supplies to each property; moving the electricity supply to a distribution enclosure within our client’s light well.The clients moved out for the duration of the build and we were latterly instructed to refurbish the entire property with bi-fold doors leading to their garden, wood floors, a ground floor shower room and extra bedroom/study. We also created a raised dining room area which is now used every day and creates a stunning focal point with exposed brickwork and floor-to-ceiling glass divider.The ground to basement and flat above to ground floor was insulated and isolated to help reduce the passage of noise from communal living.
Detached house: client required complete interior remodel, to her specification, prior to moving in.Perform complete property refurbishment, to a very high standard that included: painted oak kitchen with granite work tops, Range cooker and hood, over cabinet and under cabinet lighting, new porcelain tiled floor, wood flooring to the rest of the ground floor and a structural element to open the dining area into the living room to give a bigger open plan space.A complete audio-visual system was built into a false wall created in the living room where formerly the chimney breast was sited, including wall-to-wall cupboards beneath. The flat panel TV was recessed into the wall with the centre channel speaker on a glass shelf beneath. All the control equipment lives in opaque glass fronted cupboards and the ‘designer’ front speakers stand like pieces of art either side of the AV wall. All other speakers, of which there are six, are concealed from sight. The client brief was that the speakers should be heard but not seen!
Semi-detached house; small cellar beneath front portion of the property.Perform complete basement conversion to habitable space with some structural elements; new support to bottom of ground to first floor stairs.Increase in head height required, so the floor had to be lowered.In the basement conversion we used a pumped waterproofing system and concealed the sump below new wood flooring supplied and laid by SCS BEL.Supply and fit new double-glazed window and increase light through existing lightwell.Insulate space with new ceilings; provide new electrics and lighting.Open stairwell to give a more open feel, clad and waterproof stairs.Provide new electrical consumer unit for house and test and certify system. Fit humidity-controlled fan to basement room.Proposed end use - spare bedroom and office.
Terraced house - internal split levels, 4 floors including basement. Initially small cellar to the front of the property.To complete basement conversion with waterproofing system to the highest standard with advanced control panels and battery powered inverter-based backup system.A second sump was required as a shower room, toilet and utility room were included in the basement construction. A high-power macerator-type was required, as it was also plumbed to take kitchen sink waste from the in-sink macerator. A large amount of waste from the kitchen, including a lot of cooking fat, finds its way into the system; this is easily handled by the large pump which discharges safely to the sewer system and is separate from the waterproofing system.The large light well to the front of the property drains much of the rainwater from the roof down into the waterproofing system where the water is sent to a rainwater harvesting system supplied and installed by SCS BEL. This system in turn powers two outside taps for washing cars and irrigating the beautifully kept rear garden.As part of the project, the whole house was refurbished, and the kitchen extended. SCS BEL wired every room in the house with data, telephone and AV cables; this was to network the house whilst reducing the radio noise within the property. Each room had multiple points and all plug sockets, switches, dimmers, isolators, phone points, data points etc, were changed and rewired, where needed, to smart look satin steel faces.
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