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Our Building Services

At LSK Building Contractors Ltd, we cater for a variety of home improvement and construction projects including:

Carpentry and Joinery, Extensions, New Builds, Conversions, Renovations, Refurbishments, Roofing, Repairs, Property Maintenance, New Kitchen Installation, Floor and Wall Tiling, Plastering, Groundwork, Landscaping, Driveways, Drainage, Decking and Summer houses, Interior and Exterior Painting, PVCu Windows, Doors, Fascias and Guttering, Plumbing, Electrical and much much more!

Carpentry and Joinery

These terms are often used interchangeably but they are not quite the same. While we offer carpentry services and can repair any wooden structure, we are also expert joiners, which means we are able to make complex repairs to wooden structures without the use of nails or glue, using only the wood itself. This is a speciality of ours which we believe gives us an advantage over many other building contractors.

Extensions

An extension is one of the most common ways to add value to your home. A ground-floor extension can increase your property’s value by around 5%, while adding a bedroom to create a three-bed house will add 12%.

New Builds

A newly built house offers advantages over an older property. It tends to be more energy efficient and should come with an energy rating certificate. Another appealing thing to consider is that you get to choose almost everything, from the colour of the carpet to the type of worktop in the kitchen. With no property chain the experience should be hassle free. New homes are also often safer and more secure than older homes, with new smoke alarms, fire doors, and fire retardant materials, security locks, burglar alarms, and security lighting. Finally, a newly built home will usually come with some sort of warranty to give you peace of mind that your new home will not have any serious defects.

Conversions

Conversions are another useful way to add value to your home, with a recent study by the Nationwide Building Society finding that a loft conversion could boost the value of a property by up to 21%. Adding an extra bedroom, while also adding value, was considered less desirable, with a new bathroom adding the least value.

Renovations

There are many reasons you might decide the time is right to renovate your house. Perhaps a child has left home and you want to convert their bedroom into a home study? But always make sure you know the building regulations before carrying out any major building work as you may find you need a permit.

Renovating the interior of a house Laying new wooden flooring New fitted wardrobe Painting and decorating

Refurbishments

If you have purchased an old property it may be missing some of the fundamental things a more modern house would have. You may need to consider a refurbishment to run a gas supply into the house, or modernise the electrics. Double glazing is often a worthwhile investment just for the added heating efficiency.

Roofing

Your roof is actually a series of layers which work together as a system. It’s important to understand how this system works before getting stuck into repairs. Pitched roofs can be covered in a variety of materials, the most common being clay or slate tiles but underneath this is a layer of felt which in turn is held in place by wooden battens. LSK Building Contractors Ltd have extensive roofing experience and are able to carry out roof repairs quickly and safely.

Regular maintenance is the key to avoiding costly roof repairs. We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year, perhaps while you're up there cleaning the gutters. Look for missing shingles, tears and other damage. If you see anything in need of repair don’t wait for it to get worse, contacting us could save you a much larger bill down the line.

Repairs

There are many simple home repairs you can do yourself, such as clearing a clogged drain or fixing a leaky tap, but more complex repairs require a skilled professional. Fixing a foundation or a broken water to sewer line is a major undertaking which is best left to us.

Property Maintenance

From fencing problems to rusty pipes, poorly functioning heating systems to faulty air conditioning systems, LSK Building Contractors Ltd will work with you to understand your property maintenance needs.

New Kitchen Installation

Aside from the usual reasons of increasing the value of your house and personal satisfaction there is another reason you might want to update your kitchen… safety. Outdated appliances might not function properly. Electrical outlets might not be properly grounded. Your floor might be damaged, leading to potential slips and falls. We’ve installed new kitchens for many customers across the South West and can do the same for you.

Laying new kitchen floor Installing new kitchen cabinets Grouting the new tiles New fitted kitchen

Floor and Wall Tiling

Like most other home improvement projects tiling is more complex than it first appears with a variety of pitfalls for the unwary. If the floor isn’t cleaned properly prior to installation then areas might delaminate and the tiles might pop-up and start ‘tenting’. This also might happen if the setting mortar was too dry or if the tiles themselves were contaminated. We’ve been doing this for a long time now and know all the tricks of the trade to make sure your new tiled floor stays where it was put!

Plastering

Wet plaster or dry lining? Lime putty or cement mortar? We know the pros and cons of each and will be happy to apply our expertise to your property.

Groundwork

Before any serious construction project can begin the site has to be cleared, access prepared, and trenches dug for the foundations. We can take care of all of that for you.

Landscaping

Landscaping increases the value of your home, makes it more attractive to buyers, and reduces the time your property will be on the market, but even if you’re not selling your house landscaping creates a beautiful space to relax in.

Driveways

Driveways take a beating. Cold and ice in the winter, baking heat in the summer, and the weight of large vehicles all year round can really take their toll. A little preventative maintenance can help. If the summer is particularly hot give the driveway a scrub with warm water and a mild detergent and when it dries apply a good driveway sealer.

If all else fails and your driveway is cracking up then give us a call. We can dig it up and lay a new one for you.

Drainage

A drainage problem can be serious for your property and could result in significant damage to your home from moisture seeping in through the foundation. Although the cause of drainage problems can be difficult to determine, LSK Building Contractors Ltd will find the problem and fix it for you.

Decking and Summer houses

Traditional wooden decking is a lovely feature which can really add to your home, providing an extra space for entertaining guests, a dining area, or simply a spot to lounge and relax in.

Preparing the new decking Building the decking A view of the finished decking New decking outside garden shed

Interior and Exterior Painting

While you could paint the exterior or interior of your house yourself there are several reasons why you might want us do it. You need to select the right sort of paint for wood, aluminium, vinyl, stucco, or masonry. To get the best results you need to apply the best primer to achieve a smooth, professional finish, block stains, and prevent peeling. Cracks and imperfections need to be patched or caulked. Importantly, removal of old paint by sanding or scraping could create dust or fumes that contain lead and might require the use of proper protective equipment.

PVCu Windows, Doors, Fascias and Guttering

We have extensive experience of fitting doors, windows, guttering, and building finishes of all sorts.

Plumbing Westbury, Warminster and Trowbridge

Any plumbing issues should be dealt with as soon as possible. While a ceiling leak is obviously serious, a leaking water heater could be a warning sign that the heater needs to be replaced (check the bottom carefully for signs of rust!). Even a leaking tap, if left unfixed, could add up to thousands of gallons of water over a month and needlessly increase your water bills.

Electrical and much much more!

Electrical work is obviously best left to professionals. If your house needs rewiring please do contact us.