Typical case study

Existing house

Existing house

Site survey

After the initial consultation and proposals a detailed site survey is carried out on the existing building.  From this proposed plans can be produced, and planning permission and building regulations approval obtained.

This portion of work is often also carried out by an architect commissioned by the client, in which case this is the point at which PDS Construction would start working on the project.

 

Existing kitchen

Existing kitchen

Architectural plans

Architectural plans


Starting work.

After producing and agreeing a schedule of works, our team of craftsmen will start work on your project.  This is often a case of clearing site, demolishing existing structures or setting out for foundations.  At this stage drainage work is often also carried out.  A building inspector from the local council will also call on site to inspect and sign off the work as it progresses.

Drainage

Drainage

After digging footings and pouring concrete the building work can properly start.  As walls go up its usually a very exciting time for the clients.

Footings

Footings


Structure.

New stone heads

New stone heads

As work progresses attention to detail is crutial to delivering high quality projects.  Here we see new stone being produced and specially treated to ensure a perfect match to the existing.  Features of the existing house are matched in the new work, like the curved and aged sandstone heads above.

New stonework

New stonework

Building work

Building work


Breaking through.

On may projects there is a complicated sequence of works that needs to be followed, and this is where project management and careful coordination of trades as well as communication with the client is crucial.

Structural opening

Structural opening

Here a structural opening is being created into the existing kitchen, with steelwork installed.

New skylight

New skylight

After the steel work installation the roof has been constructed and finished, and the new bespoke roof lantern installed.  To the right, bespoke timber windows have been installed under the stone heads and cills seen earlier before installation. A cast iron downpipe has also been fitted to match the existing house.

 

New  timber window

New  timber window


Internal work.

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating

Electrics and plumbing are now installed, and the extension is plastered out.  On the right underfloor heating is being installed.  

 

Kitchen being fitted

Kitchen being fitted

 

A few days later the floor has been tiled and the kitchen install has started.


External works.

External spaces are important too, and our attention to detail extends into the garden, patios and outside finishes.

New patio

New patio

An natural sandstone patio and curved path is being laid in the garden, new steps have been built from reclaimed local sandstone and bespoke wrought iron handrails have been crafted in our workshop.

Steps and handrails

Steps and handrails

Paths and landscaping

Paths and landscaping


Finishing touches. 

Creating a beautiful space ready to move into is about attention to detail.  At PDS Construction we build great spaces and houses, creating fantastic homes for our clients.  We understand your going to want to show off the new rooms, extension or new house.

Patio

Patio

Sonework

Sonework

Extension

Extension

This is a great example of a bespoke build, everything inside and out has been made to measure and to exactly meet the needs and desires of the client.

Lantern roof

Lantern roof

New kitchen

New kitchen

new kitchen
Utility room

Utility room

Underfloor heating

Underfloor heating

There are some practicalities that are always needed, but form and function can be combined!

New lighting

New lighting

Period door

Period door

Attention to detail, even down to the smallest items.  Making sure the handles are the correct style for the age and period of the house.

Period door lock

Period door lock


Whatever the project you are planning, from internal alterations to extensions or even a complete new build home, our team of experts can help you create the home you really want.  Initial consultations, ideas, guidance and quotations are free of charge with no obligation.

PDS Construction, Wetherby. 01937 582636