Re-furbishment, Leighton Buzzard
This privately owned end of terrace two bed Georgian house was in an extremely poor state of repair. It had been empty for over 10 years and had been left to deteriorate.
We were pleased to tender for this job and happy to win the contract to return this house to its former glory, however, soon after starting the job it became clear that there was more to it. We discovered subsidence and other major structural issues which necessitated a re-quote.
We started by bringing in a drilling rig to do a test bore hole for screw piling. Now that we had the full picture the job had expanded…
In effect, most of the house would need to be removed and replaced:
- The gable end up to the bay window was to be removed and replaced with block work, including a cavity wall
- Most of the front and rear brick work needed to be removed, along with the rendered end
- Replace and upgrade internal walls including insulation
- New bathroom
- New kitchen
- New Floor joists, although some original ones to remain
- Complete re-wire
- Electrical upgrade
- New heating system
- New staircase
The finished house was completed to current building regulations and was once again ready to be a family home.