We were recently asked to undertake various works to upgrade and alter this sandstone extension, in Glasgow’s southside. Works involved all trades from stone repairs, wall linings and flooring to decoration and flooring. The most stand out part of the project was the frameless windows, a simple piece of design with a complicated installation process, requiring to be closely studied and followed to the letter to ensure proper functioning design.
This project took place over a number of months to restore this B listed townhouse in Glasgow’s West End. A snapshot of a couple of the completed rooms can be seen below. The works took place over the basement and ground floors and involved the following;Strip out of existing rooms back to brick workRemoval of remaining cornice after rot worksRot works and damp proofing within basement areaScreeding of concrete floor slabRewire & replumbing of propertyInstallation of new gas boilerFirst fix joinery worksPlaster worksInstallation of new ornate plaster cornice’sSecond fix joinery works including; lounge, laundry room, TV/cinema room, Hallways, golf lockers and bathroomFlooring works including LVT & hardwood parquet floorsManufacture of new skirtingsPainting and decorating
New clients of our commissioned us to install a new kitchen, with the remit to modernise and brighten what was previously a very dark room. We project managed the entire works for our client including assisting them in tandem with our supplier to design their perfect kitchen. Our clients were delighted with the finished project which really improved what was previously a dark and awkward kitchen space
Our teams love churning out these insurance jobs and recently we’ve had quite a few. One of our most recent was the reinstatement of this lounge/kitchen in Mt. Vernon, Glasgow. Like all our insurance projects we deal with the entire process to give our clients as little hassle as possible. Our client had suffered serious water ingress from the kitchen of the flat above, damaging the majority of the ceiling. Our works involved:Removal and reinstatement of existing double sheeted plasterboard ceilingRemoval and reinstatement of covingPatch replacement of damaged chipboard flooringRemoval of existing and installation of new hardwood floorTesting of light circuitReplacement of existing downlightingPlaster skim ceilingReplacement of skirtingPainting of walls, ceilings, skirtings and facings
One of our regular clients we work with on a regular basis both at work and in their home, recently asked us to refurbish their en-suite. The old en-suite seemed small and claustrophobic. We ripped this room right back to the studs. We replaced the floor, insulation, walls, ceiling, extractor fan, new quickstep LVT flooring, tiling and the clients choice of sanitaryware, which really completed this shower room.
During a recent project to refurbish this property during which we undertook other works to the, staircase, hall, bathroom and lounge we installed this kitchen. The entire project involved stripping the ground floor back to the studs and all trades right through to the final decoration works all managed by our management and site team. This entire project was all completed within a 3 week timetable and we were quite pleased with the result of this kitchen compared to how it looked when we first arrived on site.
At WMR Contractors we serve a broad range of clients in a variety of buildings from both the private and public sector. This refurbishment to this Housing Association property in the East End of Glasgow was for a Housing Association we’ve worked with for several years on a number of projects mostly regarding the continually maintenance of their properties and refurbishment of vacant units. The refurbishment in question required the removal of asbestos from the property from ceilings and cupboard linings, we were then brought in to reinstate the property, including rewiring, new plumbing and heating system, reinstatement of floors through to decorating and the bathroom and kitchen shown in the pictures below. These projects require the careful and coordinated planning of a contractor to ensure the project runs on time and remains within budget in order to allow the client to meet their targets. We offer a range of bathrooms and kitchens to both our private and public clients, from our specialist high end to these quick and cost effective solutions.
After this client suffered severe fire damage to their C – Listed traditional detached property, they enlisted our services to restore it to habitable condition. The client also added some additional items to ensure a real high end finish, such as the kitchen shown in the photos. The entire project involved us liaising closely with the loss adjuster, the completion of an in depth insurance report through to the final finishing touches to ensure the client could move back into the property. We work with a wide variety of loss adjusters and insurance companies and sit on their panel of contractors, making insurance claims dealt with through us much simpler. The works on this refurbishment included:- Rip out and disposal of all items, kitchen, bathrooms, damaged ceilings, flooring etc- Reinstatement of new insulated plasterboard ceilings- Reinstatement of ornate cornice- Rewire property- Plaster all walls and ceilings- Installation of new stair case- Installation of new bathroom and ensure- Manufacture and fitting of mock shutters- Replacement of required sash and case windows- Replacement of all internal and external doors- Kitchen fitting - Painting and Decorating
A new client commissioned us to refurbish the kitchen within this tenement flat in Hyndland. The clients were absolutely delighted with the finished product and we’re soon to start work for a new client they recommended us to.This entire project involved;- Stripping out the old kitchen- Installing a new combi boiler- Conversion of a cupboard into usable space- Rewiring of sockets and lights including LED downlights and under unit lights- Adjustment and renewal of kitchen plumbing and gas pipe- Supply and fitting of this white handless kitchen, with full integrated appliances and oak hardwood worktops
We recently under took a project to refurbish and convert this 1920’s church into a nursery. This job was undertaken with one of our regular clients and seen us involved in a holistic approach from design, planning, building warrants and grant applications through to the completion, checking and final sign off/handover of the works. We were given a very tight timeline on this project with an 8 week window from starting work to completion in order for our client to be able to open their doors at the start of January. We are happy to confirm we completed the project in 6 weeks and within budget. Outlined below are some of the tasks involved in this project; - Liaise with planning to ensure all correct certificates in place- Architectural & engineering drawings and building warrant application- Grant applications- Installation of new drainage- Repair of damaged stone work and defective pointing- Repair of roughcast on rear façade- Repair of slate work on roof- Removal/replacement of unsafe lath and plaster ceilings- Repair and treatment of rotten joists and timber- Removal of brick partition wall- Window repairs- New ventilation system- Installation of new disabled w.c.- Garden and external works- Emergency and external lighting- All electrical works to make satisfactory for use as nursery including upgrading unsafe electrical services- Construction and installation of new child toilets- Refurbishment of staff toilets- All sanitary provisions including sensor taps requested by care inspectorate- Refurbishment of basement into office area- Conversion of upstairs hall into nursery room- Kitchen refurbishment This was a complete turnkey project which involved us undertaking all trades down to final painting and decorating and laying of floor coverings with final handover allowing our client to open successfully at the start of January.
One of regular clients recently commissioned us to convert an unused bedroom within their 5 bedroom duplex tenement apartment into a bathroom. Due to the room use being changed a building warrant was required and due the building being a listed tenament close attention to preserving the properties heritage was required.On this project we were involved from the inception producing designs for the bathroom, architectural drawings for the building warrant and liaising with building control through to restoration and repair of the rotten joist and final tiling and painting.The project involved;- Architectural drawings for building warrant- Liaising with Building control- Installation of new drainage and water service into bedroom- Repair, treatment and restoration of rotten joists at wall face- Installation of new stud walls and suspended ceiling to include kingspan boards for extra insulation and improve thermal quality of room- Plastering of all walls and ceilings- Preservation, treatment and marine varnish of original floor boards- Electrical works to accommodate extractor fan, new light fittings, shaver points and switches- Installation of shelf to accommodate hidden pipework and cistern for W.C.- Herringbone tiling pattern above shelf area- Installation of stone bath basin, taps and suspended w.c.- New skirting’s, facings and sills- Emulsion paint to walls and ceiling, undercoat and shadow white oil based gloss to all new woodwork
As well as our traditional refurbishment and maintenance projects for a variety of corporate and private clients we also maintain and manage their offices. Here one of our team is replacing defective light fittings with new more efficient lights as the company look to replace the office lighting floor by floor in an effort to conserve energy and a more sustainable building.
We were recently commissioned to complete this total refurb of this 1800’s tenement. The client has chosen to complete a room at a time to accommodate them living in the property while we work. The first port of call was a total overall of the kitchen, transforming it from an outdated sparse shell into this sleek modern kitchen with elements of the original building integrated throughout.- - Installing new stud and plasterboard walls over the existing walls- - Lowered plasterboard ceiling- - Removal of existing damaged and rotten floorboards- - Treatment of joists and other associated timbers for rot and woodworm- - Installing new moisture resistant flooring- d - Installing new sash and case window- - Plastering walls and ceiling- - Complete overhaul of all plumbing and electrical pipes and fittings- - Constructing new window seat and mock window shutters- - New skirtings and facings- - Installing restored Parquet flooring- - Installing the kitchen finished with stone worktops - Painting and decorating
Another kitchen install recently completed. This kitchen/diner was very dated, we stripped the entire room back to the brick work, plastered it, layed new splash resistant laminate and then fitted the new kitchen on top of it. The new design of the kitchen allows for a better use of the rooms space.
This rather large timber decking was a project we undertook a couple of months ago to transform an area of rubble/unused garden area into an enjoyable and usable outdoor space. After the deck was installed we constructed a bench seat for the clients. The neighbours were so impressed we’ve now done a further 2 of similar size and style in the same street. We were really pleased with the final outcome of what was quite a labour intensive job during a summer heatwave.
A client commissioned us recently to refurbish the kitchen of their property. The existing kitchen was dated and at least 15 – 20 years old. We also found some localised areas of wet rot under the kitchen sink – this luckily had only affected a small area of the floor boards but the joists remained unaffected. The required boards were removed and a course of wet rot treatment was given to the joists and the floor replaced. The first fix of electrics and plumbing was completed and the walls were then plastered, freshly painted and decorated, a splash resistant laminate floor covering was installed over the new floor boards and new skirting’s fitted. The new kitchen units were then installed using delicate laser levels in order to perfectly level the kitchen units to ensure instillation of worktops such as the solid beech ones featured on this project have a level base for proper instillation and insure they last long term. Finally the second fix of plumbing & electrics was completed. The clients were delighted with the new kitchen and have found it gives them far more space in the kitchen, making it ‘more enjoyable place to cook’. They have since gone on to commission us for several other pieces of work on other properties they own. Before and after photos shown below but more can be found on our website.
One of our regular clients very recently asked us to revamp the balcony located off their kitchen. We had previously installed composite decking in another part of their property and they were so pleased with the finish they wanted to use the same material for the balcony.This job involved;- - Erecting a scaffold around the balcony for safe working- - Strip off and removal of the existing balustrade- - Lifting the existing slabs and felt roof covering- - Replacing the cold deck flat roof with 18mm marine plywood and a rubberised flat roof system- - Replacement of facia board- - Installing a floating floor above the new flat roof cushioned on engineered vibration mounts- - Instillation of the new composite decking boards with seating- - Instillation of new LED uplighters- - Instillation of the new balustrade- - Fitting new guttering- - High quality microporous paint finish to timber The client was delighted with the finish and have had regular use out of it so far this summer enjoying several bottles of red wine on the balcony on a warm summers night.Before and after photos can be seen below with more avaliable on our website.
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