Build-It have started up a new division called Plumb-It to help install all our bathrooms, kitchens, gas works and heating systems. Plumb-It will also be offering a general servicing and repair service for all makes of boilers.
We welcome Gordon our new Plumber who you will see on the road in his new van. Give him a wave and give us a call if we can help with any of your plumbing needs.
For all your plumbing needs
Build-It recently complete a house extension in Edinburgh for Mr & Mrs Wheldon. Their house is B listed
Extension to B listed building in Edinburgh
which means attention to detail is watched even more closely than usual. The works included a full internal renovation of the kitchen, relocation of the bathroom to creat a new bedroom plus the introduction of a ground floor shower room. The extension created a small family room where the modest garden could be enjoyed in comfort.
The Architect designed a small mansard roof to compliment the Georgian style of the house.
The works were completed on time and on budget.
Mr and Mrs Wheldon are delighted with the finished work……and so are we.
Many homes today are built with their own drainage systems. This means they have drains taking your rain water and your sewage through your own pipes out to the front street where they discharge into communal pipes.
Your drainage is know as “Drains” and the communal pipes are known as “Sewers”.
Drains are owned and maintained by you, whilst sewers are owned and maintained by the local authority.
Many homes built before 1960 were built with sewers in the back garden shared with your neighbours. If you need to build over a sewer you will need special permission and in some cases the sewer may need moved.
If you are not sure why not give Build-It a call.
Know your drainage
These are some simple tips to help if you are trying your own DIY. We don’t state the obvious but hope to make the job a bit easier.
• wedge the base of the old door, remove bottom hinge first.
• adjust the new door to fit the frame with 2mm gap at the top and both sides. Leave the bottom long to adjust to suit floor finishes. A 10p coin is a useful tool in your tool bag
• screw the hinges to the existing frame cut outs, nice and square. Then hold up the door and mark the hinge positions on the door.
• remove the hinges and fit them to the door. (One screw)
• present the door to the opening at 90° and wedge in place. Ensure nice and square and fit hinge to frame with a single screw.
• check the swing is true and fix the remaining screws to the hinges.
• fit handles and other furniture and Presto job done.
… or you could just call us as we are experts and will have your doors hung in no time.
The Build-It Team
Electric garage doors our speciality.
Here we have removed two single garage doors and structurally altered the opening to receive an electric double roller door.
Working with our electricians we arranged the garage to install the new door. The client added further electrics to charge their new electric car and are delighted with their new arrangement.
If we can help you with a similar project or any other alterations to your home please give is a call.
The Build-It Team
This pic shows Colin raising funds for Charity by abseiling from the Forth Rail Bridge.
Build-It supports Onekind animal charity caring for the welfare of our animal friends all over the country. Colin raised over £200 and said “it was the thrill of his life and would do it again in a shot” well maybe next year.
We can cheer up your home with new laminate flooring or solid hardwood if you prefer.
Remember bathrooms and kitchens need flooring that is moisture resistant and you will need a 10mm expansion gap at all your edges to allow for any expansion.
If you are overlaying on existing tongue and groove flooring you will need to plywood the floor first or ensure the new planks are placed at 90 degrees to the existing. If this sounds too complicated just leave it to us, we will take out all the fuss and leave you a lovely new floor.
Give us a call.
Setting up the blog is a bit tricky, first, choosing a theme, that’s harder than building a home extension.
Plan-It, Build-It, Love-It
If you’ve got some bricks and need them laid,
A drive or path that must get paved,
That leaking roof or draughty door,
A garage built and much much more,
The only thing you need to know is