An option chosen for clients who prefer not to move house but extend their existing property. Single storey extensions to maximise ground floor living space for clients family needs. Two storey extensions to maximise living accommodation and upstairs bedroom/en suite. Various roof options are available to accommodate all builds and specifications.
New builds are when a client has the opportunity to design & build their own home. Planning and drawings from Architect are drawn up and given to the building contractor. New builds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and have varying design aspects. AJ Rutter will project manage the build from plans to completion, working alongside the client every step of the way to ensure the clients vision and expectations are met.
Renovation and/or extensions are a very popular choice for our clients. The kitchen is the heart of the home and modern living shows that families prefer to have a “one room does all” approach. Kitchen extensions add that vital space families require, adding this extension adds value not only to your family but also in the price of your home. Many kitchen extensions have the added benefit of having doors opening onto the garden having that bringing the outside in feel. Comprising of kitchen area, dining and living area this is a great way of extending your home. Roof lights add that extra light into the room, or even a vaulted ceiling giving the extension a feeling of space.
Families that need that extra bedroom, or even adding a home office the loft is space that can be well used. The apex of the roof may determine whether extra height is needed and if the roof structure needs to be altered. Architects and building specifications will determine what choices are available. Dormers and roof lights will allow that extra head room and valuable light into the room. Adding an additional en-suite room is also an option.
Altering your home to your individual needs takes time and consideration. Once you have decided what your requirements are AJ Rutter can discuss with you a project plan. Making storage areas can be done by adding wardrobes and cupboards. Altering dividing walls in between rooms can make a room larger and more family friendly. Any internal structural walls may require structural steel work, but most walls can be altered. Moving doors and windows can ad a new dimension to a room.
Having that added luxury of a garden room or orangery really does bring the “outdoors in”. Varying designs and sizes and the amount of glass used are available. Different roof elevations and roof lights add that individual feel and add extra natural light. Installing Bi-fold doors or double doors opens up the space onto the garden.
AJ Rutter can help you construct a garden that is easy to manage by levelling a sloping garden or by adding retaining tiered grassed areas. Removal of unwanted trees/paved areas or garden sheds can give the garden a more open feel. Garden walls and patios can be designed and constructed in the ideal situation in your garden.
This can be achieved with forward planning from the client. It can be placed under any floor in the house. Electric under floor matting for low profile areas, a total of 35mm minimum will be required. Plumbing “Wet Method” consists of insulation, plastic pipe work, a cement screed and a floor finish a total of 150mm minimum will be required.
A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to many types of sloped roofs, the slope of a roof is properly known as its pitch and that roofs have up to approximately 10% gradient. One of the reasons they are popular is that they are economical roofing option for homes & industrial buildings, useful for installing solar panels & air conditioning.
This is probably the most popular flat roof material, it is known as EPDM, rubber roofs are light weight and more durable than older felt roof systems, leeks in rubber roofs can be easily repaired and at low cost.
Modified Bitumen roofs use only a single layer of adhesive roofing material, there are self-adhering options available steering away from the older method of installation using a torch in the past, this option is not as durable as newer materials and may tear & scuff over time.
PVC roofing membranes are constructed from continuous filament lattice called scrim. PVC membranes are modern and very effective. They are lighter in weight and are very flexible and can be customised to accommodate roof top variances.
Usually a full “Bathroom” will have a toilet, sink, bathtub and or a shower cubicle. If a room only has a toilet & sink then it is called a WC / powder room. If a room is connected to a bedroom then this is known as the “En Suite” – usually but does not always consist of toilet, sink and shower cubicle. Our experienced plumbers can help and advise you, catering for your individual needs and space available. You can choose many various options for your fixtures and fittings to suit your budget and taste.
Roof lanterns are glass construction situated on a large roof and provide natural light into the space or room below. Modern lanterns benefit from advances in glazing and sealing techniques, typically roof lanterns are constructed using wood, uPVC or aluminium or a combination of those materials. Depending on your size of roof and structure will determine what can be used, A J Rutter will be happy to help and advise.
Our skilled carpenters can produce various fittings for your home, such as interior & exterior doors, windows, stairs, door frames, architrave, window boards and roof structures. We can offer you a range of flooring including tiles, wooden floor and stone. Good planning and the use of a hard wearing material will be cost effective and last long term. Various roofing materials are used in construction and vary in architectural design. The architect will design a style of roof suitable to your build. Tiling is a hard wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal or even glass, we have accomplished tilers that can lay tiles on floors, walls, and shower areas. Cellar Conversions are usually a compromised area, roof height can be obtained by lowering the floor. Damp proofing the floors and walls may also be necessary.