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Traditionally New

Stone Floor Installation & Repairs, Floor Restoration, Stone Staircase Restoration

It’s increasingly common to see existing buildings renovated or refurbished to create a new home or business premises. The process is ideal from an environmental perspective, limiting the need for major demolition, plus saving time and usually money. The concept is also popular due to the aesthetic results of many projects, which develop beautiful properties while retaining a unique character. The old and the new are merged to give an attractive and functional building solution favoured by developers and investors. In many cases these projects do not even require planning permission, allowing them to get underway faster.

There is a need here for professional input when it comes to renovating older structures, to ensure that the intended outcome is possible and that projected costs are acceptable. Buyers expect these properties to perform in the same way as new builds, and this is frequently the case, although listed buildings can present some issues here.

The key to success with this type of enterprise is a realistic and flexible approach, along with the right technical support and advice. Important aspects are:-

Structural stability – An investigation or appraisal by a structural engineer should identify the suitability of the property for the proposed renovation.

Roof – An existing pitched roof which is under 15 years old can be considered for retention pending an expert report.

Treatment of timber – Timber components should be assessed for signs of moisture content, presence of insect infestation or fungal attack. It may be wise to consider options for treatment of timber.

Opting for things like natural types of flooring such as stone or marble will not only provide a hard wearing, practical solution, but a chic look that never goes out of fashion. For advice on any renovation, refurbishment, extension or conversion contact construction specialists like Thornwood Construction Ltd. They have substantial experience and an excellent success rate when it comes to this type of project.

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A World of Extension Choices

Stone Floor Installation & Repairs, Domestic & Commercial Wall & Floor Restoration, Stone Staircase Restoration

A new extension is always an exciting prospect, especially with all the choice in design, colours and materials available these days. This bright, open space is perfect for modern family life, adding extra space and serving as a playroom, dining room, another living room, kitchen, study area or somewhere to entertain. The sky’s the limit when it comes to décor, as you can either design the extension to compliment the rest of your home, or give it it’s own unique look. The flooring you choose is important, as this area is more accessible from the garden, so maybe luxury pile cream carpeting isn’t the best choice! Easy clean laminate, vinyl or stone tiles are options to go for here, and there are lots to choose from.

Pastel colours and luxury seating, mood lighting and a home entertainment system will all provide the perfect relaxed and modern setting for this room. Or perhaps you prefer country cottage chic with tongue and groove walls and a cosy multi fuel burner, for a rustic feel. Grey slate floor tiles set the scene in this arrangement, whether it’s the real thing or the LVT original.

The use of glass, gloss, and acrylic will increase the feeling of light, as will light coloured walls, and extensive use of glass will have the effect of bringing the garden indoors. Pale sun kissed yellow will add a bright sunny dimension to your extension, complimented by rattan furniture and plenty of plush scatter cushions. Pale travertine flooring is wonderful here and completes the airy fresh feel.

The ‘chocolate box’ look is great in this kind of space too, featuring old style pine table and chairs with lots of plants, botanical prints and floral patterns. Laminate floor keeps up the natural homely theme here with it’s practical warmth.

Make sure you find a qualified professional company like SJP Building Services to complete your extension, and you can sit back and enjoy the results!

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5 Steps to Stone Floor Installation

Stone Floor Installation & Repairs, Domestic & Commercial Wall & Floor Restoration, Stone Staircase Restoration

There is not much to equal the beauty and longevity of a real stone floor, for your kitchen, hall or bathroom, and contrary to popular belief it’s not that difficult to lay it yourself! So if you’re feeling brave have a go:-

  1. Prepare Prepare Prepare! This is the most important rule within DIY, as you will always regret it if you rush or bypass this stage. If you are installing stone tiles in a new build, a layer of concrete can be poured to create a level subfloor. You can hire a cement mixer here to make light work of this step. A remodelled floor however, will need a purpose designed, water resistant backer board.
  2. Measure Up and Buy: Multiply the length of the floor by the width and add 10 – 15% more so there are enough for cutting any small pieces, and don’t forget to buy the appropriate adhesive.
  3. Lay That Tile: It’s best to start laying the tile from the middle of the space, so that cut tiles only appear at the edges. Make sure the last tiles you lay are in an inconspicuous place as these could be uneven. Work out the layout of rough cut natural stone flooring before placing the smaller pieces in between larger flagstones. A hammer may be used to break off these small pieces.
  4. Securing: Once you’ve decided on the layout of your stone tiles, you can mix your adhesive, spreading a thickish layer before fixing the tiles. Use a spirit level to ensure a neat finish with no edges sticking up across all tiles.
  5. Sealing: When the floor is properly set, apply a good quality stone sealant to protect from stains and scratches and for a fabulous finish.

Once your floor is completed you can celebrate with a nice cup of tea while you admire your handy work! Oh and if you need any repairs or maintenance we can help, or if you don’t feel confident to lay your tiles, call us on 01942 674785 and we will provide you with stunning results!

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