My previous ‘Blog’ in November, showed the before images from our current project, A full property renovation in Carr lane Grimsby. These images show the during and after, which I’m sure you will agree, shows an amazing transformation.
The property was suffering from damp issues, which needs to be rectified first. owing to the absence of a damp proof membrane, allowing moisture to rise through the floor, the hallway, kitchen and cloakroom floors were completely removed. A new damp proof membrane was installed and the hard floors reinstalled. We also removed all the plaster and render from the bottom half of all the interior downstairs rooms. The walls were treat with damp proofing cream using the injection method and then newly rendered.
With the damp rectified, we totally stripped all the rooms, including a number of lathe and plaster ceiling and walls that could not be saved. We installed a new lighting circuit, making everything safe and installed a new consumer unit. We also installed new plumbing for bathrooms and radiators and installed a new combi boiler. We repaired the removed walls and ceilings using plasterboard and then the whole property was plastered.
The most interesting thing about this job was that the customer had moved out of town and therefore just asked me to make decisions on what went back in, including paint colours, carpets, tiles, bathrooms and kitchen. I knew the property was being let once we had finished and so made my decisions on fittings based on this, ensuring all materials were hard wearing, modern and would ensure the best return monthly on the customers investment. I arranged the design of the new kitchen from one of my suppliers. Once delivered this was installed. The splashbacks were tiled in white metro tiles, using grey grout. The floor was also tiled using light grey tiles, again with grey grout. The tiles were continued through the hallway, cloakroom and into the porch. The kitchen walls were painted in Valspar ‘morning grey’ matt emulsion. New skirting and architrave were installed throughout the ground floor and a new kitchen door, all painted in brilliant white eggshell. Apart from the bedrooms, which were painted in magnolia emulsion, the rest of the property was walls were painted in a light grey I had mixed up from Crown.
The bathroom was fully tiled again in white metro tiles, again with grey grout. A new bath, toilet, shower, radiator and vanity basin were also installed and it looks stunning. A vinyl floor coving was also laid. A new toilet and vanity basin was also installed in the downstairs cloakroom. New carpets were installed in the three bedrooms, the landing, stairs and both downstairs living rooms.
As well as internally, we also completed a full outside space makeover. In the back garden we removed four trees, including their roots. We removed three almost derelict sheds and filled in a very large pond to make the property family friendly. A new hard standing and shed were erected and the back of the garden swell as new feather edge fencing. We laid a new patio and installed retaining walls in the garden and laid a new turf lawn. In the from we installed retainers too and filled in the void with gravel to leave a clean usable space and driveway. We painted the fence and masonry on the back of the house to finish the look.
The property now looks amazing, especially as all the works were completed on schedule, eight weeks start to finish.
The customer was highly delighted with the transformation. He had been quoted a rental income of £550 per month, but following the transformation he has achieved £650 per month. Most importantly though, his agents managed to get a tenant within two weeks, which included the Christmas period, with potential tenants fighting to become the tennant To say the team were proud of this project is an understatement. All of us would be extremely happy to have call this property our home. The best testament of our workmanship is that while completing the project two neighbours and a gentleman from a little further down the road asked me to quote to do some work on their houses too. Our work is our best advertisement.
Thinking of renovating, adding space or having an outside space makeover? Then look no further, give Buckingham Property Renovations a call on 07748 048336 for a competitive quote and exceptional workmanship.
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