Posts Tagged ‘Loft conversion’

KikBuild Your Future Home is a Four Corners Properties Ltd Brand

Friday, 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

How to make money on your property

Thursday, 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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Loft conversion Ferndown

Friday, 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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Have you ever thought about a Loft Conversion?

Friday, April 24th, 2015

When most people think of a loft, they think of a dark and dingy place for storage. But with the cost of housing continuously rising maybe it is time to rethink about the way you use a loft?

At four corners properties we have seen many people profit from converting these large areas used for storage into comfortable new living areas. Most loft conversions are usually the size of a small studio apartment adding a comfortable additional living area. Below we will state what benefits you can expect from converting a loft into a new living area.

  1. One advantage of a loft conversion is that all the base structures needed are already in place so only timber strengthening and design would need to be addressed. Depending on the condition of the house you might only require some wiring, possible plumbing and decorating meaning it will not cost you an arm and a leg although this would depend on the age of the house and how well looked after it is. Some older houses have been known to have new fuse boxes and wiring due to aging to prevent future wire faults and electrical fires as we always make sure the job is done properly first time. For the size you are adding to your house it could be like adding a flat to the top floor of the building.

  2. Most lofts would already be insulated meaning they will keep the heat in. Heat also rises through the house so as long as there is heating in the rest of the house during winter months then the loft will be heated for free! This makes them very efficient as heating can be expensive so as long as the rest of the house is heated and the loft is properly insulated then it will be heated too.

  3. Once your property has had a loft conversion it clearly increases the size of the property, which in turn will increase the value. Some homeowners have found that their loft conversions have increased the value of their home by as much as 40% in certain areas. With the constant rise in the cost of living many people are converting their lofts as they look for new ways to renovate their property and rebuild onto the property to hold more tenants.

  4. A few of our projects over the last few years has seen some people look at the option of converting a loft into a separate living area to be rented out. Many young couples and professionals pay up to £1200 a month for studio apartments so by converting a loft into a separate living area you can increase your monthly revenue by renting out your current storage space. It is possible to provide and exterior entrance meaning you have two completely separate living areas so you still have your own privacy.

  5. Bungalows can also have loft conversions as it can convert your single floored property into a much more spacious two floored property. It can be ideal for when friends or family want to stay round or maybe a way of having a huge luxurious bedroom with walk in wardrobes and an en-suit? The decision is yours for how you want to use all the extra space.

  6. A big question we find from customers is the maintenance? Some people assume that due to having the extra space provided by a loft conversion that is will increase your maintenance costs. This is not the case as lofts are build inside the existing infrastructure of the house so most things that would go wrong would be things that would go wrong even if you did not have a conversion. Since plumbing, heating, and electrical utilities operate off the main house, there usually isn’t anything that can break down or malfunction inside a loft.

So there are 6 reasons to consider about loft conversions that might change your mind. Building extensions onto properties can be very expensive which is why many people have chosen to have loft conversions to fit their budgets. We have lots of trained professionals who could transform your home so if you have had any thoughts about having a loft conversion in your property then get in touch and see if it could benefit you.

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