1st Choice Build Services
Loft conversions are a great way to maximise space in a home and are becoming more and more popular. We can fit single or double bedrooms, or double dormers, with additional features such as en-suites and walk-in wardrobes, depending on space available. We can also advise you on the best ways to insulate your new room, offering solutions we can implement during our work. Our bespoke carpentry by our master craftsmen adds a finishing touch, measured and made to fill gaps. We do various finishes from composite boards to finishing boards, trying our best to match it with the aesthetic of the house.
From brick-built facades to render finish facades, we provide a top-quality extension service. We can tailor our service to a low or high specification, ensuring we meet your needs. From speakers in the ceiling, to TV in the walls, to WIFI extensions in every room, we can offer you a range of options and break the list down with you to meet your budget and desires. We can take walls out making your ground floor open plan in order for you to structure it as you like. From pitch roof ceilings to flat roof ceilings, we offer options to fit in with your house.
Our plumbers are gas safe installers, who not only install but carry out tests as well. Therefore, we are able to completely renovate any area as our in-house team can undertake any plumbing work required. We install both mega flow systems and combination boiler systems which we can supply and include in our price. Our plumbers are available to do repairs along with tests and any other general maintenance.
Within our team we have qualified electricians who are able to do everything from general repairs to new, complete installations. We can provide high spec electrical work, including installing TVs hidden into the wall. Whether it is lighting on your new patio, or speakers in the ceiling, we are able to provide a profound electrical service.
From start to finish, we perform every aspect of work a kitchen refurbishment involves. After our initial consultation and design suggestions, we come up with a plan to build your dream kitchen. Our in-house team cover the plumbing, electrics, building, plastering, tiling, painting and decorating. We work hand-in-hand with trusted suppliers, with Magnet and Howdens as our main ones, allowing us to accumulate a reasonable discount rate, offering you fair prices.
From a wet room to a traditional bathroom, we can undertake full bathroom refurbishments with high-quality results. We offer various options to satisfy your needs, including an underfloor heating system and disabled shower access. Our trusted suppliers, K C Electrical, have proven their reliability over many years offering us discounted rates which we pass on to you. From installing new piping, to tiling, to painting, we have qualified tradesmen to perform the full refurbishment. We work with all materials including stone, marble, granite, and porcelain, ensuring we can obtain your desired design.
Our in-house plasterers, carpenters, electricians, plumbers and general builders provide the perfect team to carry out an easy, clean, and top-quality renovation. Each of our tradesmen are well established in the field offering plenty of advice from years of experience. The main tasks for a renovation include internal alterations, steel beam work, structural alterations, plastering and rendering. Examples of popular installations during renovations include bifolding doors, Velux windows and roof lanterns.
We initiate our extensions with our landscaping service. This assures the client that our work will be what they are expecting and take up the space they are expecting as we work to scale.
Not only do we renovate inside a property, we also provide external landscaping services. These include new patios, porches or driveways, or even building contemporary ponds. We work with natural stones and traditional type materials. We can build external entertaining areas including the lighting, as well as fire pits, decking and steps. We are able to offer options to make your external work look as good as possible. For example, we can install artificial grass, or we work with partners who are able to provide printed concrete patterns.
At 1st Choice Build, we have tradesmen qualified to do through colour rendering. We are approved with K Rend and Sto Ltd to install their systems. Instead of the traditional sand and cement, these new systems provide better thermal capability, a nicer finish and the colour is the same all the way through the plaster. This means that if the wall is chipped or damaged, it will look the same underneath. These systems are installed on a regular basis.
A strong foundation to support a house is essential and so we offer an underpinning service to repair structural defects in the building and prevent future movement. The weight of a house on a small foundation is too much, encouraging cracks and damage to the walls. We dig a new foundation section by section, reaching 1.2m deep as opposed to 10-15 inches. We fill this back up with concrete to form a strong, solid foundation which is able to sustain the weight of the house. At 1st Choice Build, we don’t just cover things up; we feel it is important to identify the problem straight away to prevent the problem reoccurring. Underpinning is often the solution to structural defects.
We work hand-in-hand with architects to provide a bespoke architectural service, designing your home before building. Clients often have limited knowledge in this area and so we meet with them and walk them through it. Our architect’s work will be involved in the price we offer. They will be able to give you as much advice as possible, giving you an input into the design without dictating. We are also happy to work with you if you have your own architect, with ours on hand to offer a second opinion if desired. We then reflect what has been designed and build it.