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For health and safety reasons, it is always necessary to have safely earthed appliances and well fitted sockets and switches.

To keep your family, employees, and yourself safe, B&F Contracts can rewire an entire property to keep your property within the correct safety regulations.

B&F Contracts will always supply you with the relevant certification having completed the work with your electrics so that you can be reassured that the electrics have been tested and completed to a safe standard.

How do I know if my home needs rewiring?

Some of the signs to look out for in your property to indicate that rewiring may be required include:

  • Socket damage
  • Overheating sockets
  • Very limited sockets in each room ie 1 or 2 sockets
  • Round pin sockets are very old and need to be replaced
  • Wooden / Cast Iron fuse boxes

Plumbing and Re-routingThroughout new renovations it is often necessary to  re-route plumbing in order to suit your new appliances and adhere to current regulations. B&F Contracts will replumb your appliances to their new locations as necessary including radiators, sinks and dishwashers. In situations where new waterworks need to be created for example when adding an ensuite to a bedroom, B&F Contracts will develop these new pathways connecting them to your existing water mains.

Our professional plumbing skills will reassure you that your new fittings will be safe and fully functional. We will always test the appliances and leave your property clean and tidy.

These services are not limited to new builds so if you have faulty plumbing within your existing property, we will be more than happy to re-route the plumbing in the property ensuring safety and usability is paramount.

 

With the rising costs of energy and the ever decreasing levels of fossil fuels, it is as important as ever to conserve the heat within your property. B&F Contracts can help you assist in energy conservation and save you money at the same time. Our cavity and loft insulations are suitable for most properties and will pay for themselves in the long run. We will first inspect your property to see if insulation is already present and if it is not, we will discuss a suitable level of insulation for your property.

We offer a range of insulation styles dependant o the layout of your loft. We can use blanket loft insulation, loose fill insulation, sheet loft insulation and blown loft insulation to ensure that your loft is insulated sufficiently. We also offer cavity insulation which is laid between the two layers of brickwork making up the walls. Insulating this cavity can prevent a loss of up to 35% off all household heat. B&F Contracts can survey your property to see whether cavity insulation has already been installed. Cavity wall insulation is blown into the walls of the property to ensure even filling. Our insulation is durable and long lasting and you will reap the benefits of your insulation every time you heat your home.

The foundation of your property ensures that everything about ground is sturdy, secure and weatherproof. Over time, it can sometimes be possible for the strength in the foundation of the property to waiver. This would cause visible cracks within the brickwork and walls and this type of damage is closely related to subsidence. B&F Contracts use trusted systems to minimise the damage to your property and help to retain the initial strength of the foundation.

Bespoke ConversionIf the conversion or extension that you have in mind is not listed on our site, please get in touch and we can help you get your dream conversion at home or at work. We have built many unique conversions sticking closely to the specification of the customer and offering our professional advice where necessary to give the best finish possible.

With a bespoke conversion, it is always necessary to consider the unseen aspects of the build to ensure that it meets safety regulations and planning permissions such as drainage and foundation depth. B&F Contracts will always adhere to these regulations to ensure the safety of yourself and your conversion so contact us today for your bespoke conversion quote.

Loft Conversions Birmingham - Worcester - Sutton Coldfield - Solihull

Loft before

Many customers have decided to have a loft conversion for various reasons. Popular reasons include increasing usable space, converting to an apartment to let or increasing the value of the property. As each customer is unique, we understand that your reasons for converting may be completely different and we are more than happy to create your ideal loft conversion to suit your budget. B&F Contracts  can offer services such as loft insulation and soundproofing, loft stairs, storage and offer assistance with planning permission and technical drawing.

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Loft After

Converting your loft into an apartment can add a significant amount of value to your property as well as adding useable additional bedrooms and bathrooms for your convenience. B&F Contracts can convert lofts to luxury apartments, childrens bedrooms and even cinema rooms. As long as your loft is a minimum of 8ft (2.4m) in height, B&F Contracts can create a wonderful loft conversion for you.

The loft conversion process begins with the erection of scaffolding followed by the construction of the floor. Insulation is installed and plumbing and electrical work is then scheduled for the lights and plugs. The flooring is then cut for the stairs to be incorporated. Stairs have been built, plasterboard is then set onto the walls. You new loft conversion is then decorated to your specification.

Bedroom ExtensionsFor that extra special luxury touch to your bedroom, we can offer bedroom extensions such as balconies, patios and en-suites.  B&F Contracts offer beautiful bedroom extensions to compliment your home and increase the available space to suit your needs. Where space is limited, there are an abundance of space saving furnishings that can be incorporated to give your smaller bedroom a fresh new feel. We are also happy to add additional bedrooms by building new ones from scratch or converting other existing rooms depending on your needs and allotted space.

B&F Contracts create stunning bedroom extensions to add an elegant touch to your room to compliment your individual style. Balconies are eye-catching features that will enable you to step out of your bedroom directly outside into the fresh air, giving you a panoramic view of the surrounding areas. Our en suite bathrooms are extremely popular as they are convenient and allow you to have your own personal bathing facilities a few steps away from your bedroom. En suites can also be very useful in households with a large number of residents.

Conservatory conversionDuring the summer months, a conservatory is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the sunshine and throughout the winter, it provides a cosy room to watch the world go by. B&F Contracts build superb conservatory conversions with heating and cooling systems to keep the perfect ambience all year round. All of our conservatories are fully double glazed with a durable uPVC, aluminium, or wooden structures; each tailor made to your specification.

We can also install energy efficient double glazing to help keep an ambient temperature all year round as well as improving the carbon footprint of the conservatory. For your safety, we will always perform security checks on the conservatory to ensure that the build is completed safely and that the finished product is secure and durable.

Conservatories are structures that do not usually require planning permission, however if you are planning an unusual style or size conservatory, permission may need top be sought.

Maximise your living space with a newly built conservatory by B&F Contracts

Sauna ConversionsSaunas and Steam rooms are rapidly becoming popular additions to family homes across the country. Why not consider relaxing and de-stressing in your very own sauna or steam room and your own leisure. Both our saunas and steams rooms can be built externally* and internally depending on your requirements and installed or built from scratch.

Our sauna extensions and steam room extensions are a cost friendly touch of luxury for your home and are all built with your safety in mind. Our saunas and steam rooms can include benches, lighting and audio for your complete relaxation.

*External saunas and steam rooms must have an electrical power supply available.

Garage ConversionB&F Contracts can extend your garage to give you additional storage space. We can offer you assistance with planning and design to enable you to create a renovated garage conversion. If you have a single car garage, we can extend it to fit an additional car in or convert it completely into a different room or storage area, If you have a double garage, you can opt to convert one part of the garage or renovate the entire space to suit the needs of yourself and your family.

It is common these days to use the garage as a storage area or extension area as most people are no longer opting to store their vehicles in the garage. B&F Contracts can make the most of your garage space by extending adjacent rooms into the garage or completely renovating the garage space into a more user friendly environment like a playroom or office. So why not consider making your unused garage into a completely new and effective room adding extra value to your property today.


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