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Buildstore Pres Lorraine

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Buildstore Pres Lorraine

  1. 1. Conquering the Unforeseen First time renovator Lorraine Jones lorraine.jones@gmail.com 16 May 2009
  2. 2. About me www.lorrainejones.com www.feetforlife.org
  3. 3. Loft conversion Kitchen extension New bathroom
  4. 4. Loft conversion En-suite shower room View of Twickenham Rugby stadium
  5. 5. 76% of people don’t believe companies tell the truth in adverts
  6. 6. Design is everything
  7. 7. Meet the team! Peter Stevens Building Services Steve Mark Peter Craig Jaime
  8. 8. Plan for the unexpected!
  9. 9. The unexpected……….
  10. 11. steels pipes
  11. 12. Chimney breast
  12. 13. catnic
  13. 14. Porcelain tiles
  14. 15. <ul><li>Design is everything </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to visualise it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Go through the quotes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand what they mean </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sit down with your architect, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>structural engineer and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>builder around the table </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Know where first/second fix items going before plastering Electrics Plumbing radiators
  16. 17. Storing materials on site
  17. 18. timing
  18. 19. Work hard on your relationships
  19. 20. Most importantly be Agile
  20. 21. Focus on the finish
  21. 22. Money savers Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate Buildstore Tradecard
  22. 23. What I have learnt <ul><li>Plan well in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the plans to the nth degree </li></ul><ul><li>Sit builder, architect and structural engineer around the table </li></ul><ul><li>Manage in an agile way </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch up every day </li></ul></ul>
  23. 24. What my builders said Talk every day
  24. 25. Making it happen…….. <ul><li>www.planningportal.gov </li></ul><ul><li>Buildstore Tradecard </li></ul><ul><li>Loft specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scott McCabe www.sma-lofts.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Architect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carlos Pyres </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Structural Engineer – the one who helped! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Rawlins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Build team for kitchen extension and bathroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PJS Building Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.peterstevensbuildingservices.co.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>0208 898 3791 / 07747 846503 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Prestige Bathrooms in Perivale – plumbing supplies </li></ul>
  25. 26. any questions?

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