Near Grantown On Spey

Old Property Renovation/Extensions
Project Description

A full renovation job on a stone property starting with the demolition of two extensions not fit for purpose. This was followed by full site clearance/setting out of new extensions, all foundations and under build, then insulated concrete floor slabs. Complete new installation of rain water, site drainage and sewage drains was undertaken at this stage mainly using my micro digger. New water supply feeds were also run in at this stage.

Internal alterations included a full size door slapping, restoring two fire places, old lintel replacements and window opening alterations.

  • Specifications
  • All work to be done to current building regs/spec and inspected
  • New services and drainage
  • Working along side local trades
  • All work to be sympathetic to surroundings
  • Challenges
  • Working in non-draining clay ground
  • Working around the harsh weather environment
  • Having to consolidate and make safe internal parts e.g. fireplaces/lintels etc

Externally, a new retaining wall incorporating steps had to be built around one of the extensions to accommodate ground height changes and a new location for driveway. This wall was fully drained behind and faced with the reclaimed stone off one of the old extensions. A new patio was also formed at the other extension and a pavier path way from upper height down to this created a suitable disabled access. Tabling courses on the gables alos got re-sealed with new skews and all new roof raggles were formed too. The new windows got fresh ingos coated in to seal them off properly.

All main digger work - site clearance/site drainage/found digging and finishing ground work undertaken by Calum MacDonald. Working along side main contractor Andrew Anderson Joinery for the whole duration of the job. Materials supplied locally by Travis Perkins, Spey Valley Hire, Ritchies Quarry Aviemore and concrete from Leiths Parkmore plant at Dufftown.

Project Details
  • Near Grantown on Spey, Scotland
  • Renovations
  • Site and job management, water supply fitting, drainage, micro digger, stone masonry, building, setting off, lime mortar, concreting, hard landscaping
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