KikBuild Your Future Home is a Four Corners Properties Ltd Brand

February 3rd, 2017

Four Corners Properties Ltd has launched its Trading Brand KikBuild Your Future Home two years ago now in 2014 as a natural process of its success as a Building and Refurbishing Company there you can find Building Materials, Home Furniture, Tiles, Hot Tubs, Saunas, Jacuzzis and Barbecues

The KikBuild Team explains: “that your home is a place all your own – but creating this space can be a challenge. That’s why at KikBuild, we offer a one-stop shop where you can find the highest quality of construction and building materials as well as superior home furnishings including fireplaces, fire pits, barbecues or BBQs, hot tubs, jacuzzis and saunas, all in one place. As a premier building materials supplier, we offer the best in blocks and bricks, timber and sheets, plasterboards insulation, hot tubs, saunas and more.”

As we can see, Four Corners Properties Ltd has years of experience within the industry and that every experience has provided them with a comprehensive knowledge of the best products, which they’ve used to offer their customers a great selection coupled with affordability for any budget. The Great Idea is to offer a One Stop Store, so once The Building Team from Four Corners Properties has finished that New Extension their customers can be ready to furnish their room or home, you can browse their top-rated collection of online furniture for your home, where you’ll find a wide array of beautiful options for any style or room including a collection of online fireplaces, fire pits, barbecues or BBQs, Hot Tubs and Saunas.

 

What’s more, they offer free delivery on many products – so you won’t have to worry about extra fees. If you need to Refurbish your House Four Corners and KikBuild in Bournemouth, Dorset we can give you the most complete Package Available in the market plus a personalised service. With KikBuild, your dream home may not be so far-fetched after all. Take a look today! http://www.kikbuild.co.uk

Save money on building materials & furniture

February 25th, 2016

Everything in life always comes down to one simple thing, cost! We would all like to have lots of nice things and live extravagant lifestyles but unfortunately we cannot afford it. This is where we can help; it is not all about having lots of money to spend, but rather getting yourself the bargains and saving your money. For instance, you could go into a high street furniture shop and they might charge you £600 for a living room cabinet. This might be a nice cabinet but with a little bit of searching online you might be able to find the same wardrobe with all matching living room furniture for the same price or less.

Sometimes you are not paying for the quality or the look, you are paying for the high street brands and putting lots of your hard earned money into the big corporations. This is where small businesses thrive. They will try to out price the bigger companies and offer much better deals to get there customers as they are competing for price rather than their company name. This is the reason why the Internet has seen a rise in small businesses, but to get your savings it might involve a bit of searching to find the right place.

At the moment Kikbuild has just acquired some fantastic looking modern designed furniture, with a range of different designs and styles to look your home. These also come with options for different coloured LED lights to really show off. These sets start from under £300 for everything to make your bathroom or living room complete so check it out.

They also have a huge range of other types of furniture such an oak and pine, as well as even providing many different tiles with massive reductions from the high street RRP. Go to their website or contact them at admin@kikbuild.co.uk if you need any help.

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However, they don’t just supply furniture and tiles, they also provide a wide range of building materials from timber and plasterboard to blocks and cement. Traditionally people would go to the big builders merchants who will charge what they want as they know people will pay it. But now with the use of the Internet customers have a much wider range of choices as well as looking online in the comfort of their own homes to find materials they need for the best prices.

It is always important to remember that you are finding the right materials for the job, as online buying can be risky if you click and buy without checking it is the correct item. For example, if you are buying timber to build a rabbit hutch in the garden then it is essential the timber has been treated to help protect it against the weather. Untreated timber will rot quickly if used outside so these minor details could make a big difference to what you need it for.

When using timber is it also important that you go for a thickness that meets the demands of a job. The size of timber represents the strength so 8×2 would be stronger than 4×2. A key factor when looking for any product is how much is costs and how quickly it will be delivered. Kikbuild are known for there competitive prices in supplying all sizes and lengths for any job. They also have great customer services who would be happy to guide you towards the right product you and help with any questions or queries you may have. They will do all this while also trying to get you the cheapest price possible. Click on either of the pictures below to look at the timber products they sell and receive 5% discount off list prices.

Don’t forget even if you have a builder doing the work for you, check what they are charging you for materials, if they are charging more than what it would cost to buy online then why tell them. If a builder is selling you the same materials you have seen online for more than you can buy them yourself then save yourself some money and buy it yourself. Many builders will charge very high prices for materials to make a quick buck, don’t be fooled and always check the prices to make sure you are getting the best deals.

With these simple tips you have help make your money go further and get the highest quality furniture and materials for less! Check out their website or get in touch to find out more.

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How to make money on your property

January 28th, 2016

With TV property programs becoming more and more popular and the cost of moving high, many homeowners are tempted to improve, not move, and add another bedroom. Loft conversions are often considered the easiest and cheapest way of adding that all-important extra bedroom, a recent survey by Direct Line Home insurance found that 36 per cent of British builders and tradesmen said they are the most problematic home improvements.

This means it is important to choose an experience company who know how to deal with any problems that may occur during the project. This means they will be able to work within their budgets rather than some cheaper companies who will have rising costs due to difficulties or problems with the build.

Loft conversions were followed then changing bathrooms, where 26 per cent of projects go wrong, and fitting a new kitchen, where 19 per cent cause problems. 47 per cent of builders and tradesmen said extensions are currently the most popular home improvement. It has been proven with the recent sore in house prices that loft conversions and extensions can have a massive rise in the value of your property.

While the average cost of an extension is approximately £35,000, the average difference between a two and three-bedroom property in London is around £157,202. In Scotland, where the gap is narrowest, the difference between a two and three-bed home is £45,949. Those considering work should remember that the cost would vary substantially depending on where in the country they are – it could prove much trickier to get a £35,000 extension in London than in Scotland.

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A number of builders said kitchen refits or extensions frequently go wrong, as homeowners often want to have lots of input, without necessarily understanding the feasibility or implications of their demands. It is important to make sure your builder knows exactly what they are doing, maybe check online or ask another builder about your ideas. Only an experienced building company such as Four Corners Properties would be able to incorporate the customer’s ideas while making sure everything is done property with no problems.

Greater access to light is the most popular reason for homes to get a refit, with 15 per cent of builders surveyed reporting this as the latest trend. Popular light-enhancing home improvements include installing large bi-folding doors, exterior brickwork replacement and fitting new skylights.

Extending homes or converting rooms to add light and space can add real value to a property so can be worth the investment. With the constant rising cost of house prices making it expensive to move, home improvements are a popular way to improve your living situation without breaking the bank.

Carrying out any form of home improvements requires proper planning, realistic budgeting and knowledge of any applicable planning permission requirements. Agreeing a quote with builders before any work starts and setting a viable timeframe upfront can also help prevent future problems.

These are all important aspects of any building work and with Four Corners Properties you will get a detailed break down of your quote so you know where your money is going. We will do everything for you from design and planning, getting all necessary permits and permissions before we complete the whole build ourselves with our experienced tradesmen.

Below we have our tips for home Improvements

  • Agree a quote beforehand – set aside a strict budget but allow a contingency in case of overspend to mitigate financial strain
  • Agree on a realistic timeframe upfront and remember to allow for contingencies, ie, weather
  • Make sure you understand what the project involves and be honest about previous work done to the house so builders can be prepared
  • Keep in regular contact with your builders throughout the project
  • Have a contract in place to cover both parties and never hand over payment upfront
  • Use the same builders or tradesmen from start to finish to ensure consistency
  • Make sure the builders are only working on your job and commit to working on it every day
  • Check your builder has the right insurance in place before work begins

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House Extensions Ferndown

January 6th, 2016

Many people live in the same house for many years due to the hassle that comes with moving and the increase in house prices meaning it is more financially viable to not move. This leaves home owners with the decision of whether or not to expand there homes. We at Four Corners Properties and been planning, designing and building in the local area of Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown and surrounding areas of Dorset and Hampshire. We offer the highest quality in all our house extensions and taking on the whole project ourselves to help save you costs.

Money plays a big part with any building work to be carried out, you never want to over spend, but where possible you want to be able to increase your property value in order to make money from the work. This is an area we have helped many of our customers with. We will look to work within your budget to give you the best designs but also to get the most out of your property. With any work we know our customers will want to be able to increase the value so if your ever choose to sell, you will be making more than you spent on the work.

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There can be many reasons for building an extension, anything from maybe having children, wanting guest rooms or to building bigger living areas for example the kitchen or living room. We have dealt with many customers over the years all with different reasons and ideas of what they want, but the one thing they all have in common was the satisfaction of the job we did and the quality of the finished product. At Four Corners Properties we have recently complete many house extensions in Ferndown and are still receiving more requests than we can deal with due to the praise our customers have told people.

We are a local company who pride ourselves in the work we do, which is why it is so important we give the best service available to keep people coming back. We have found over the years once someone uses any of our building services they will always come back and recommend us to their friends, which is why all our reviews are 10/10. We provide the full service from design and planning to building and plastering. This helps to save you cost and means that our friendly and polite workers will be there to talk you through anything you need to know.

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We would advise anyone who is thinking of building an extension to consider a few key things first. You should always seek advice about what renovations are popular in your area as if you are looking for a future return the style will have to be up to the same standard. Looking at what other houses in the area sold for and if they had extensions and the size of the houses will give you a good idea of how much it will add to your property value. We can advise you with this if you are unsure. If you are wanting an extension to create space and are not worried about how much value it will add then this won’t really effect you but you still need to be mindful of your budget and what materials to use, you want your house to stand out but still fit in to the area and not look too out of place. With smart and effective planning we know that you can add more value than the amount spent.

The design that you choose for an extension depends on what your house, the surrounding houses in the area and what design you want. Most people are still happy to change the structure of a building and do something a bit more dramatic, but purity is a big trend, and using lots of different materials is less fashionable than it has been. Instead, we advise that you opt for something more refined. This could be something like pure white-rendered extensions work well on period houses, or choose a design clad entirely in timber or modern coloured cladding. Others choose that they something simpler, light and airy spaces which are a blank canvas they can decorate and personalise. The use of natural materials to create modern extensions can give the extension a warm and functional look to suit your home.

We have a huge portfolio of local jobs we have done in the area in all areas of the building trade. Click through and have a look at the fantastic quality of work we have produced and see if you get any ideas for your own projects. Feel free to get in touch for any question of information.

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Detailed Quotes You Can Trust

December 11th, 2015

With any building project it is always important to use a company that you can trust and rely on to do a professional job within an allotted time scale and within a budget. It is commonly known that many builders do not fully calculate jobs and end with additional costs for the customer either because the job lasted longer than expected or there are other materials and designs needed that were not planned for.

This is an area Four Corners Properties has become renowned for looking after the customer. We provide a detailed quote of each and every section of the job, so what needs to be done with an explanation to give you an idea of what is being done. Each section is also individually priced so you know how much you are paying and what your money to been spent on. For example waste clearance, plumbing, planning permission, design plans, lights and light fitting. These are but just a few areas in which we would price covering all areas of the work.

With our many years of experience in the trade we find this to be the best way to provide quotes to our customers. It means you the customer, know exactly where your money is going, so we can then plan accordingly from it and you know what work needs to be carried out before your project is complete. This also allows us to work within your budget to make sure your quote is the price you pay! No one likes overspending which is why we go to such detail in the planning section to give you a realistic price based on all parts of the project.

We pride ourselves on our work which is why you can expect us to finish within the time slot we quote with no hidden costs. This is something that separates us from the competition by giving you one of the most comprehensive quotes around. Builders in Bournemouth need to be trusted by their customers which is why our reputation is what makes us who we are. We feel it is important that our customers know exactly what services they are paying and how much each one costs to know that the quote has been custom made to them and they are not getting overcharged.

This is why we are known as the company you can rely on, with many experienced professional tradesmen we get the job done to the highest possible standards. Another positive about our quotes are if you are on a budget and wanted to save money, you can see the areas in which maybe you could reduce costs and customise it to suit the job you require! All our designs are made with customer contact throughout to make sure the designs and prices are to suit you. Don’t settle for the rest use the best!

Below we have a few examples of things we have priced for in the past to give you an idea of the depth of detail and descriptions that we cover within our pricing and quotes. The prices would be to the right of each section but for the example we have not included prices due to that prices will vary from each job due to the size and amount of our expert tradesmen needed to make it possible. For prices and quotes contact us directly and we can help with you with anything you need.

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Detailed Planning and Design

December 9th, 2015

When it comes to any project the design and planning is always the most important part. Before you do any of the work you need a detailed structured plan of what is going to happen so you can see what you are going from and working too. Four Corners Properties can provide you with expert design plans of what your house currently looks like and what it will look like after we have worked our magic.

All our plans are custom made to suit your design specifications and give you a detailed picture of what you want to design. These plans are designed using the latest technology to access design plans and structural work to building regulations. We have our own dedicated team of experts who do all our plans which helps to save you money by not using an external company. Take a took at some of the fine work they have complete for a few of our customers below.

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We use only the best tradesmen, that why when it comes to structural plans a good structural engineer could get the most out of your property and any future work you are planning. This is important for all types of work whether it is a domestic extension, loft conversion or a large commercial development. Our experience of working in many different homes tells us that the original design might not be the best and when planning extensions that we can help give your home a bigger and better feel to it. Our expert eye for attention to detail can transform your home into a new place by opening up rooms with extensions and wall removals.

When looking at any home we always look for what the customer wants, but also what would be the most suitable and cost effective design for what you want. This means thinking outside the box of the usual designs to find a design that suits you and your home while maintaining a strong structure to the requirements of the building. By examining a property and using the latest computer technology, we can provide structural design solutions for all projects whether it is a domestic extension, loft conversion or large residential developments and commercial buildings. We have helped many people in and around Dorset and Hampshire to transform their homes in a way that they would never look back.

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The best way to save money with any job is to find a company like ourselves who offer the full service of all aspects of the job. If you were to hire a builder who then gets other companies to do parts of the job they do not cover then you can expect costs to rise. This is due to more people being involved and the builder you hired passing costs over to you from the other companies. This is where we can excel compared to most companies as we will design, build and supply all the materials all by ourselves.

These plans will cover every aspect of the house with fine detail and sizes to help all building calculations meaning when you get prices they will be a lot more exact. This also makes it better to give you a visual demonstration of what the property will look like after the work. We feel it is very important to meet all of the customer needs no matter what it is. Everything from design to customer service, we are always here to help. We have a few pictures of some our plans in this article, have a look through or go to our Planning and Design page or get in touch.

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House Refurbishments Bournemouth

December 1st, 2015

Many houses in the UK are outdated and have not been refurbished for many years. This is a common trend due to the fact the majority of people would rather just buy a new home and move elsewhere rather than spend the time and effort on doing up their current property. We at Bournemouth House Refurbishment would like to look at whether this is more beneficial or if you are better off redesigning your own home?

House designs follow trends just like anything else, with the current trend that everyone is currently wanting in home designs being open plan spaces. There are a few reasons for this, firstly is allows the rooms to feel a lot bigger and more spacious and it is great for when friends or family come to visit. This is where we like to think outside the box, why move to a house to accommodate this then you can change your own home to meets your needs.

Been an experienced building company in the Bournemouth area we have complete many extravagant designs to suit all types of people. Some like a simple conversion, maybe knock a wall down and use a steel support to open the space. Others prefer to have one big open space with arches into other rooms. What ever design you are after we can help!

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We design all the architect plans ourselves and using the details you give us we can find ways to make it work. These designs can add great value to a property and increase the likelihood of them selling in the future. Even simple a simple renovation to update the property can be financially rewarding as it makes the property much more appealing to buyers.

Most families like these open plan designs as it makes the home feel much more spacious. When friends and family come to visit the property will feel more welcoming and add that sense of luxury to every room. There are many different styles and designs depending on what theme you want so it is important to decide how you would like your home laid out. This is something you would want to think but we are always here to give a helping hand and help to design your perfect home.

We have lots of examples of house refurbishments completed in the local area in our galleries and more information can be found in the refurbishments section on our website. So have a look and see what ideas might inspire you for designs in your own home. Please feel free to contact us about any questions or ideas you have and we will help support you. We are happy to provide prices for the range of work you require and supply all the materials needed.

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Building materials – what you need and where to find it

November 13th, 2015

Which any kind of building project you will always need certain materials for the job. This could be from timber, bricks and blocks to steel lintels. No matter how big or small you will need materials to do it. This is where we would like to offer our years of work in the industry to make sure you know where to get what you want and how to get it.

Traditionally people would go to the big builders merchants who will change what they want as they know people will pay it. But now with the use of the internet customers have a much wider range of choices as well as looking online in the comfort of their own homes to find materials they need for the best prices.

It is always important to remember that you are finding the right materials for the job, as online buying can be risky if you click and buy without checking it is the correct item. For example, if you are buying timber to build a rabbit hutch in the garden then it is essential this timber is treated to help protect it again the weather. Untreated timber will rot quickly if used outside so these minor details could make a big difference to what you need it for. When using timber is it also important that you go for a thickness that meets the demands of a job. The size of timber represents the strength so 8×2 would be stronger than 4×2. A key factor when looking for any product is how much is costs and how quickly it will be delivered. Kikbuild are know for there competitive prices in supplying all sizes and lengths for any job. They also have great customer services who would be happy to guide you towards the right product you and help with any questions or queries you may have. They will do all this while also trying to get you the cheapest price possible. Click on either of the pictures below to look at the timber products they sell and receive 5% discount off list prices.

 

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Bricks and concrete blocks can also be expensive to buy without knowing where to buy them from. This can range from many different things such as building a wall to block paving a path or driveway. What ever is it you need Kikbuild can help. They supply a wide range of bricks and blocks and can advise on which ones would be best for you. You have different strength and weight of concrete blocks depending on what you are building. It is important to know if you need dense or medium dense blocks, 3.5N or 7N and Celon or Themalite. They will be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right product. They have competitive prices to help you save with your projects, even if you are using a builder, always check how much they are charging you compared to what price you can get them yourself to make sure you are getting the best deals around. Why pay more when you don’t need to.

Block paving is a beautiful way to decorate a path or driveway. There are many different colours and styles to choose from to match the design that you need. By clicking the picture below you can see a few examples but if you don’t see what you want, please phone and someone will be able to help find you the right style and design. These bricks can be expensive if you buy from some of the high street names but Kikbuild offer the same products but at fantastic prices. You might even be surprised at how much you could save by using this recommended supplier. To get an idea of what sort of bricks and blocks you can get please click the pictures below.

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Whenever you are doing any major building work you will always have to look at the structure of the work been carried out and making sure there is enough support to make it last. The worst thing that could happen is you carry out a build and then it collapses causing damage and a waste in time and materials. Structural lintels can be very expensive but we are helping to drive down the prices with high quality low cost Catnic Lintels. All sizes and types are available so no matter what lintel you are after Kikbuild can supply it. These are the lowest prices you will find for Catnic lintels, if you are a builder looking to save costs of have employed a builder for structural work, check out these prices as you could make some big savings. Some lintels are up to 50% off retail prices meaning you could make serious savings.

With a great customer service team willing to help your every need you can phone then anytime to find out information such as what sort of lintel you would need for the job whether is it a cavity lintel, internal or external wall lintel, they can advise what type you would need. They could also offer advise about if you need a standard duty or an extra heavy duty lintel depending on the loads they will support although it is advised you speak with a structural engineer who can also tell you which lintel will meet the requirements of building standards and regulations. It is important to remember that lintels need to meet building regulations to make sure they are strong enough and suitable for the job they are going to be used on. By clicking on any of the pictures below you can see a few of the lintel available and also receiving a 5% discount off list prices.

 

 

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For any building supply needs Kikbuild can help you. Contact them on 01309-691203 or email admin@kikbuild.co.uk.

Loft conversion Ferndown

August 21st, 2015

Loft conversions are a great way to utilise all the space available inside a house. Many people with bungalows are finding that a loft conversion is a great way to get that extra space you need without moving into a big house. We have had many customers looking for loft conversions in Ferndown who we have happily helped and transformed their homes to give the extra space they required. This can be a cheap way to expand a house or bungalow depending on how much you want to expand by. In some cases, it might just be a matter of structural work to support the extra floor you are adding.

We, at Four Corners Properties provide a detailed plan of everything you need when it comes to think about a loft conversion. Our plans will show you what your property looks like now, how it will change and what it will look like when we are finished. There are many choices you can choose from whether it be choosing to use solar panels down one side of the roof, adding extra windows, using gable dormers or changing the roof to a gable end. There are many different designs and styles to choose from to match your budget and your ideas. Below are a few pictures of some of the designs before and after of the work we have done to give you an idea of the detail we like to cover when giving our customers plans.

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We find this sort of detail really defines us as a company by looking at each and every part of the job individually and giving lots of detail to help you understand what and why we are doing each part of the job. The plans above are all from recent loft conversions in Bournemouth, Poole and Ferndown. These plans are all customisable and made working with the customer to find out what they want and where, to give all the work we do your own touch to accommodate all your ideas and desires.

These plans separate us from most of the competition as many companies use very basic drawing and plans, where as at Four Corners Properties, we have that expert eye for detail to create the best designs to suit your needs. With many very happy customers, who we have designed and built loft conversions in Ferndown for, we know how to complete your home. We will describe every inch of the build to you so there will be no surprises, just a quality design and build. We have plenty more plans for you to view if you want a better idea of the kind of service we offer our customers. Look at a few more examples below or click on the plans page under the heading loft conversions.

Four Corners Properties Ltd not only helps you to build that loft, but to decorate it as well. Four Corners Properties Ltd through its commercial Brand KikBuild, can provide you with the furniture needed for your new loft! Just have a look to the website: KikBuild – Your Future Home
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Halifax: House prices hit £200,000 record

July 9th, 2015

The average cost of properties in the UK has exceeded £200,000 for the first time, according to the Halifax and this is why we at Four Corners Properties are so kind to advice our customers about improving their homes. The market undoubtedly makes its part in the game, but if a property is improved then you are doing a great top up to its current value.

Halifax said house prices jumped by 1.7% in June compared with the previous month, marking their fourth consecutive monthly rise.
Annual price inflation also rose significantly, from 8.6% in May to 9.6% in June.
It brings the average price of a UK house or flat to £200,280, the highest amount recorded by the Halifax measure.
However the figures are in stark contrast to those produced by rival lender, Nationwide.
Last week it said that house price inflation had fallen to 3.3% a year, bringing the average price to £195,055.
Halifax said the rise was being driven by tight supply with the number of homes for sale now at a record low.
Halifax’s housing economist Martin Ellis said there were now signs of a recent “modest pick up in demand”.
“Economic growth, higher employment, increasing real earnings growth and very low mortgage rates are all supporting housing demand,” he added.
The lender, which uses data from its own mortgage lending, said average house prices per square metre had risen by 18% since 2010, with prices in Greater London seeing the fastest growth.

Source: BBC News