DHP Construction Ltd
10 Birmingham Road,
DHP Construction are a family run building company based in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham. We are a team of highly skilled builders, together having over 25 years in the trade between us, and we are fully supported by a dedicated office team.
We have all the necessary skills required to carry out renovation projects, from single storey extensions and garage conversions, to double storey wrap-around extensions and complete new builds. No job is too big or too small, and we will always guarantee the same high standard finish on every job.
For each of our case studies (which you can see under the case studies tab), we were nominated by one of Acivico's Building Regulation inspector's for the works we carried out. Out of many thousands of applicants, we were very proud to be nominated.
We undertake all types of building work, such as:
- New Builds
- Garage and Loft Conversions
- Landscaping, Patios and Fencing
- Kitchen and Bathrooms
DHP Construction are fully insured and members of a number of professional bodies, including Gas Safe Register, the Federation of Master Builders and NICEIC.
We have £5million of public libility insurance, £10million employers liability and £1million of Contractors All Risk (CAR) insurance, per contracted job.
Single Storey Extension & Kitchen
M from Sutton Coldfield approached DHP Construction for her brand new kitchen build and fit in 2019. This is her story:
"When we first started looking at ideas for our kitchen, we spotted the DHP Showroom in Sutton Coldfield".
We wanted someone reliable, with experience and someone we could trust. We had complete faith in Paul and his kitchen designer to manage the project from end to end. They were willing to do the build, even though it was a challenge because of the open plan design we had decided on.
From the start of the project DHP were thoughtful and understanding. We had tradesmen on site every day for 6 weeks, so it was important that we had a good rapport with them - they were really respectful, tidy and happy, we had a very positive experience overall.
Rear extension - Fazeley, Tamworth
For this rear extension project in Tamworth, we began by digging the footings, which were then concreted. The brickwork was then marked out and set out providing the exact dimensions and boundaries of the new building. From that point the brick and block work including cavity insulation was completed.
We altered the drainage to accommodate the building's new footprint, which included the removal of a manhole that would have been positioned inside the building, and also a foul drainage point for the new kitchen sink position. This property benefited from a dual drainage system, meaning that the rainwater was removed via separate pipework.
Out client had asked for the floor level inside to be the same as the new patio, so in order to prevent damp bridging above damp proof course, we designed our approach on site. We installed new rainwater drains for the gutter down pipes to feed into, and also drains sunken into a gravel trap around the building to remove collecting surface water. Rodding access points were then inserted onto both drainage runs.
This particular job required detailed steel work, with two columns resin bolted to a concrete pad supporting the main beam, with the ends of the beams bolted down to pad stones. This created the desired effect of a glass to glass corner with no structural support, making the corner of the roof appear to be 'floating'. This was achieved by cantilevering the steels with more weight past the central tipping point away from the corner. These steels were fabricated off site and then put together on-site in just an afternoon.
The roof was then set out and built on the steel beams. The roof was hipped at both ends, allowing it to wrap-around the building and keep the height under the 1st floor windows.
A contrast to the original house was chosen, with grey concrete pan tiles and white soffits and fascias. The roof also featured two large Velux windows over the kitchen/living area and one over the office.
The sliding doors and fixed window section were installed by an outside contractor, but DHP provided full support at all stages (including negotiation of price on the customers behalf), input, attendance at the initial site visit, and then full co-operation during installation.
At DHP we like to move the project on quickly, which is possible due to thorough planning and vast experience across our tradesman. This meant that the fitting out of the interior space had already begun before the installation of the windows, enabled by comprehensive and secure boarding of the glass and door space. We completed the knock through from the existing kitchen into the new open plan extension area and removed the partition wall that divided the existing kitchen from the utility. We were also able to install the insulation between and across the rafters in the roof, 1st fix electrical wiring and plumbing pipework. The under floor heating pipes were laid, then the manifold and final screed floor (before fitting the high cost windows and bifold doors), to ensure correct floor level and no damage to the new glass.
A clean, tidy and safe working environment was maintained at all times to ensure the least amount of disruption to customers as possible.
This underfloor heating system featured zone valves which allowed independent operation of the underfloor and the existing radiator heating system.
The kitchen was supplied through DHP from one of our trade suppliers. We arranged the survey and provided input into the design to help the customer achieve their dream layout. The final finishes were then applied including wall and floor tiling and decoration, patio and landscaping were also completed.
Photos show before and after of the exterior.
Exterior, interior re-model and open plan kitchen/living extension - Four Oaks
This project featured a front extension over the existing front middle ground floor room. To achieve this, we fitted a steel frame over the porch to provide a platform to build the 1st floor bedroom extension.
The roof line was changed either side of the new front gable, giving the front roof balance and character. We then clad the front in Cedar, painted grey, and used the same cladding to hide the vertical steel column to the corner of the porch.
We infilled with render and changed the fascias and soffits for ash grey to match. All the windows were changed for new, and then the garage door, completing the property's transformation.
For Phase 1 of this project, DHP were nominated for the 'Best alteration or extension to an existing house' category at the The Built in Quality Awards. These awards are part of the annual Celebrating Construction event, held by Birmingham City Council's building control service, Acivico Ltd.
For Phase 2, we knocked through the middle front bedroom to create a new master suite. The existing front door was removed, brought forward and replaced with a new oak door with glass side wings. The hall was completely revamped, including altering the bottom of the stairs and changing the internal door frames, doors, skirting and architrave for oak giving the hallway character and style.
We also re-modelled the ground floor WC, knocking out a dividing wall under the stairs and creating a much bigger and usable space.
In a seperate scheduled build, DHP then undertook a large rear extension on the property to create a beautiful open plan kitchen and living space. Bifold doors were installed to open up the kitchen into the garden, creating light and the feeling of space when both open or closed.
Photos show before and after of the front extension.