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Miriam Road, Liverpool

Refurbishment of a three bed rental property.

We were recently called in to help a landlord, bring a three bed property up to standard prior to letting.

We were asked to open up the kitchen by removing a wall between in the kitchen to create more space, changing the layout to a kitchen/diner set up and bricking up the back door.

We then opened up the rear to incorporate French doors that we then fitted and we also formed and fitted a new kitchen window.

At the rear of the property, we inserted a new damp proof course and tanking and then replaced the flooring throughout.

New windows and internal doors were fitted.

A new Worcester Bosch boiler with a 10 year guarantee was installed to improve the central heating in the property and the system was power flushed to improve efficiency.

We then completely re-built the kitchen with a Howden Greenwich light oak with 38mm black stone work tops. The kitchen was also re-wired with a new mains bouard fitted.

The look was completed with appropriate wall tiling and Polyflor Camaro sienna oak vinyl flooring. We then decorated throughout and carpeted where appropriate.

The work has totally transformed what was a relatively unattractive original property into something highly desirable, that has let very quickly.

Leith Road, Sale

Replacement hardwood bay windows

We were recently asked to look at replacing some feature windows in a property dating from 1885.

These included bay windows which featured the original pictorial stained glass effect but which were suffering badly from wet and dry rot.

The client was anxious that we tried to maintain the original look of the house and was impressed that we came up with an appropriate solution to the problem.

We suggested that we could create new hardwood windows and bays and had a full-scale section of the bay made to show how the new windows would look & feel.

The existing stone sills were removed along with some brick work which was then relaid and bedded level. New lead was used to re-insulate the roof above.

We then fitted the new hardwood windows which now included modern draught exclusion.

The existing lead lights were removed from the old windows, cleaned, re-leaded and encapsulated into the new double glazed units.

The windows now look as good as new but retain all the original character of the house. The clients wife simply wouldn’t believe we had replaced like for like and saved the lead lights.

Another happy customer!

Hale Low Road, Hale

Full Dormer loft conversion.

We have recently been involved in an exciting project in Hale to develop a full dormer loft conversion.

This proved to be an interesting logistical challenge as the family were to remain living in the property, whilst we conducted what was quite a major restructuring of their property.

The intention was to maximise the height available in the extension and as a result, initially a new floor was fitted lower than the existing ceilings.  To minimize the disruption to the family we started in the spare bed room and landing area forming the new floors and plaster boarding. This area was taped and sealed to prevent debris and dust from the loft works entering the rest of the house. We then began a process of moving the family around each room until all the new floors and ceilings were completed.

Once completely sealed below, we could then access the roof to start the loft conversion with a full scaffold build around the property.

We removed the existing hipped roof, the roof tiles and ceiling joists together with lath & plaster working from above with the minimal disruption to the family living below. We managed to ensure there was no waste, dust or water ingress from rain during the whole project.

We built a full dormer extension across the back of the house incorporating new roof timbers to the front and built a gable wall.

Once the main shell was complete, we were able to get the flat roof covered and the roof re-tiled and were able to start work on the internal works.

The extension was fully wired for electrics including LED spot lights in the bedroom, bathroom and in the landing areas.

The central heating was extended into the new rooms and plumbing was created for the new bathroom.

Once all these works had been completed, we were then able to re-enter the existing property and fit a kite winder staircase to the lower level.

We then plastered the loft, new stairwell and ceilings to all areas.

The en-suite bathroom was fitted out with walk in shower, rain head shower, toilet, wall hung basin and vanity unit. Full height ceramic wall tiling to all walls was installed.

The extension has made a huge difference to the accommodation available in the house and the client was not only delighted with the final job but also grateful that we were able to do it without too much disruption to family life.

Greenleach Lane, Worsley

Stunning kitchen transformation.

We’ve recently provided our clients with a nice surprise on their return from a three-week holiday.

Having completed all the planning and designs, prior to their departure, PGS were tasked with transforming the kitchen to be ready for when they got back. No mean achievement.

We immediately stripped out the old kitchen wall, floor tiles and laminate.

We then removed the existing French doors and window from the rear elevation and formed a new six metre wide opening, reinforced the foundations and inserted a steel goal post frame to take the new triple glazed sliding patio door that had been chosen.

We then built a stud wall on the rear walls and completed all the necessary new plastering, electrics and plumbing for the modern kitchen

Floor tiles were laid and oak flooring installed in some parts and all decoration was complete leaving a stunning new cooking and dining space.

It’s always quite nice to get back from holiday, but it’s not often it comes with the added benefit of a stunning kitchen transformation into the bargain.

The clients were delighted with their new surroundings and the quality of the work and impressed with the efficient turn round.

They were also happy to learn that, as requested, we’d even fed the dog every day whilst they’d been away…….

Almond Road, Sale

Extension and kitchen fitting

We have recently completed a full renovation and transformation of a kitchen diner in Almond Road in Sale.

The kitchen was completely stripped back, re-plastered, re-wired and plumbed for a new central island.

New kitchen cabinets were designed, specified and fitted with an ultra contemporary Lucente gloss white doors to give a modern clean look. Solid caramel glass worktops completed the look and Neff appliances were fitted throughout.

Complimentary floor and wall tiles were laid, with decorative pendant lights and under pelmet wall unit lights completing the look.

To create more space and to allow better access to the garden, aluminium bi-fold doors were also fitted, together with external LED wall lights.

The client was delighted with the new look kitchen and the opportunity to entertain indoors and out.

Whitelow Road, Chorlton

Extension and kitchen fitting

We were recommended to this client after cowboy builders had caused devastation and dismay in recent months.

They had left behind them piles of rubble, leaking drains, a leaking roof, an unfinished kitchen, plus financial angst and heart ache for the occupiers. To say nothing of letters from Manchester City Council Building Control department for noncompliance of building regulations.

Perhaps no surprise then that the client, along with others, has been approached by Channel 5’s Cowboy Builders Dominic little and Melinda Messenger who are investigating this cowboy who has left people in all parts of Manchester and Cheshire in the lurch.

The first step in this project was to reassure the client that we are not all cowboys. PGS Services helped rebuild the clients trust and confidence when dealing with trades people in their home. This achieved, we set about rebuilding and finishing their dream property.

We fixed the leaks, replaced the roof, finished the kitchen, repaired the damage which had been done, fitted bespoke furniture and cleared four skips of rubble left behind by these cowboys. Finally we levelled the garden, fitting new fences, gate and patio area and finished things off with laying artificial grass.

Our customer said:

“Thank you so much for the professional work you carried out on our extension.

After our previous experience with what turned out to be a rogue trader, you were a breath of fresh air.

Your attention to detail in the kitchen and the incredible design and craftsmanship building our lounge shelving and storage system has made such a difference to our living space.

You also showed such consideration for our family life, having two young children living in the house with extensive work being carried out.”

Footprint recruitment

Office refurbishment.

Footprint Recruitment Ltd provides specialist recruitment solutions within the construction and civil engineering sectors across the North West, Home Counties and Greater London.

We were tasked with providing an office refurbishment to their Worsley branch which involved introducing dividing walls to create two individual offices.

To take advantage of as much natural light as possible we used glass partitions and used the company logo as manifestation to satisfy health and safety obligations.

Glass was also included in an internal door to maximise light.

South Manchester extension.

A full extension

A family in south Manchester instructed us to complete a single story extension and new kitchen to their semi-detached home.

After an in-depth consultation where we ascertained exactly what they wanted we were able to create plans which detailed the extension in full.

The family wished to have a new kitchen and a light and airy family area which opened onto the garden.

Work started, the footings were created for the extension and the structure was developed and later rendered.

A central atrium was added which flooded the area with light, bi-folding doors were included on both sides leading to an area of decking and the garden beyond.

When the build was fully water tight and protected from the elements we then commenced work on the internal work, knocking through and preparing the kitchen area.

This way the family suffered as little disruption as possible.

A stunning new kitchen was added and the family chose to create a blank canvas for their possessions by continuing the light airy feel and painting the extension white.

Exterior contemporary lighting was added and we think you will agree the family now have a stunning new extension where the whole family can congregate together.

Bathroom renovation

Clean contemporary refurbished bathroom

It is said the condition of the kitchen and bathroom in a home play a large part in the comfort and lifestyle of the inhabitants living there. Refurbishing a kitchen or bathroom will also contribute to maintaining /increasing the value of a house.

We were asked to modernise a family bathroom for a family in Chorlton, South Manchester. We spent time talking to the owners who stipulated which facilities they would like included and work began on drawing up plans of potential layouts.

The family chose a white contemporary suite which included a bath and a shower. Stylish tiles were added to create a dramatic effect.

A modern sink with plenty of storage beneath finished the look leaving a clean, contemporary finish.

St Clements conversion

Stunning school conversion

Located on Chorlton Green, the historic St Clements Old School has been converted into four outstanding four bedroom town houses.

How did we help?

In this project the principal contractor unfortunately ceased trading – PGS was recommend by a third party to the client because of our joinery skills and after a number of weeks on site we were appointed as projects manager.

Built in 1879, St Clements Old School is in the heart of the Chorlton Green conservation area.

Designed by award winning architect Jonathan Davidson at Q2 Architects, many of the existing features have been retained and are complemented by striking modern interventions, built to the highest specification and standards to create four, individual outstanding new homes.

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