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Considerations For Your New Build Project

Considerations For Your New Build Project

There is a lot that needs to be considered ahead of any new build project. So, let’s take a look at some key considerations:

Being Prepared Before Hiring Professionals For Your Project

A contractor may be something that you need for your next project. Whether it is a drainage specialist or demolition contractor, it is important that you are prepared before you dive right in and hire someone. Below, we reveal some things that you need to be aware of before you begin your search for a demolition firm.

Firstly, while it is important to compare quotes from different contractors, and while you may not have time on your side, you should not expect an instant quote from any firm. If a company provides you with one, you can be fairly certain that it is not going to be accurate. After all, there are a number of variables that need to be considered in order for the quote to be put together, and there are a number of things the company needs to know. For example, the construction contractors will want to be sure that the property has had an Asbestos demolition survey. Unless you can provide them with a copy of this survey, they won’t begin work. If this is something you have not had carried out, most companies will be able to organise it for you, but before you can get started, any asbestos will need to be removed and disposed of by a contractor with the relevant license. 

Aside from this, let’s say you need someone for demolition, this requires Planning Permission and, therefore, you must have attained this. If the property has a shared wall, you will also need to make an agreement for insurance purposes in the event of any structural damage. 

Finally, are there any services that you will need to connect? Once all of this has been considered, work can begin.

Wet Plaster Or Dry Lining?

Plastering and drylining contractors are widely available, and you will need to hire such specialists towards the end of your property development project. But is it better to opt for drylining or wet plaster to finish internal walls and ceilings? 

Wet plaster or drylining is something that has been debated for many, many years now – since the 1940s! A lot of people prefer plasterboard because they benefit from a fast installation, which is often of critical importance to large development projects. Plus, you do not have to worry about any cracks or a drying period. 

On the other hand, wet plaster is also a popular choice because it goes well with the feel and looks of traditional materials, doesn’t cause issues in terms of fixing items to the walls, and you benefit from better soundproofing. With regards to wet plaster, construction contractors will typically use either gypsum or cement. 

There is little difference between the two, and so it is better to get the contractor to simply advise on the best option. You can expect a smooth and durable finish when you go for this option. It offers superior airtightness, giving a good seal around openings, and it is ideal for difficult areas, including window or door dormers and reveals. The importance of choosing skilled contractors when opting for wet plaster, in particular, cannot be ignored.

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