A multi-talented handyman is useful at every renovation. What to do, however, when you yourself are not a "fixer-upper"? You have to ask for help from a renovation crew, and it is known that it is not easy to find a good, trustworthy construction company in London. Certainly, basic construction knowledge is useful to control the work of contractors. By paying attention to their actions and avoiding mistakes made by them, we can be sure that the results will be satisfactory. In this article, we describe what issues you should pay attention to when carrying out property renovation in London.
The basic issue when carrying out property renovation in London or anywhere else is the electrical installation. The comfort of your flat will largely depend on its efficient operation. It does not make sense to invest in lighting and expensive household appliances if your electrical installation can’t “lift” it. Therefore, ask the London construction company that you hired to develop a modern electrical installation and properly distribute lighting in the apartment.
An analogous situation occurs when refurbishing a plumbing installation (if you have a flat in a tenement house, make sure that the community has already renovated the plumbing vent and will not do it in your apartment). When the renovation of the basic installations is finished, you can take move on to arranging the interior.
Nowadays, popular wall finishing materials are wallpapers, structures and, unfortunately, plaster gypsum. The word "unfortunately" is deliberately written, as the plaster reduces the flow of air into the flat. It should not be used especially in tenement houses and flats in new buildings, because it can create problems with too much moisture. A much better solution is kaolin clay which does not restrict the air flow into the interior. A popular way to finish the wall coating is using stone and travertine - combined with additional spotlighting it creates a really good effect, especially in the evening.
When deciding the floor finishing, it is worth focusing on good quality materials and products. Why? Products from the lower price shelf tend to be deformed and damaged so that after a short period of use, you will be forced to carry out the renovation once again. When finishing floor coverings, it is worth focusing on panels with increased resistance to abrasion and good quality wood (not necessarily exotic). First of all, its appearance will make your home more attractive and provide a more comfortable use, secondly, if you get to a situation where you will be forced to sell your flat - the potential buyer will appreciate the effort you put into finishing the flat. An interesting idea is using polished gres in the finishing of floors in kitchens and halls. It gives the floor a shine and the interior itself makes a very neat and comfortable impression.
As in the case of floors, it is worth investing in products of the highest quality. You should choose, therefore, high-quality PVC windows or good wooden windows. The windows are responsible for the proper insolation of the flat and the inflow of air. It makes no sense, therefore, to buy low-quality windows that will deform or leak when used. If you decide to buy wooden windows - remember that they require regular maintenance. When choosing PVC windows, focus on those with vents – they are great for summer and warm nights. If you live in a noisy place, invest in windows with increased sound insulation - they will allow you to comfortably reduce the noise coming from a busy street.
High-end residential contractors in London
It's great to have some construction knowledge and be able to supervise the work of the construction company. However, even the most careful supervision is not enough, if the renovation crew is less than professional. If you want the work to be done right, you should think about finding good, trustworthy, high-end residential contractors in London who know what they are doing and who do it well.