North West Basement Conversions

Bespoke Cellar & Basement Conversions in the North West
Utilising an unused, and or, unloved basement/cellar is a tremendously effective way of adding additional living space without any, big, structural work being undertaken.

Creating a new living space, or just a damp proof storage space, is a specialist skill FarrellWolst have developed over the previous 10 years.
We can design and implement a number of different services which can be utilized on your basement, from Damp Proofing, Basement Tanking, all the way through to a complete Basement Conversion, including all the associated building works such as electric’s, plumbing and plastering. Resulting in turning something unused and unloved into something truly remarkable.

Our Services

Full Basement Conversion


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Basement Tanking


Basement tanking is a waterproofing system that keeps your cellar free from water damage

Damp Proofing


We can ensure a quick and effective course of treatment to eradicate your damp.

Penetrating Damp


Our team of damp specialists can negate and remove your penetrating damp issues

Rising Damp Treatment


We have the ability to identify the presence of rising damp and provide an effective solution

Condensation Control


Condensation damp appears with visual evidence of your windows dripping with water

Our Service


Being an associated member of the federation of master builders, means we have to adhere to the highest level of quality and highest standards in our work, within the building sector. This level of pr

Our Guarantee


With our vast experience and expert teams, we underpin all of our work with a 30 year guarantee on the products used.

Full Turn-Key Solutions


We pride ourselves on offering a full turn-key solution to our projects, from the initial consultation, all the way through to every aspect of the works, whether that be waterproofing, damp treatment, concluding with the design and build of the conversion itself.

Our 5 Step Process

Planning and Building Regs

Upon deciding that Farrell Wolst is the company for you we will arrange a start date and you will have been given a time scale for the project duration. The time has now come for us to start work. All the Surveys have been carried out, all the plans have been drawn up, all the relevant authorities have been notified and informed and necessary paperwork has been obtained.

The first stage of construction is getting our infrastructure in place, if required (dependent upon the project), for example we will assemble scaffolding first. Unlike a lot of other companies Farrell Wolst will, for example, erect scaffolding for loft conversions, so that there is no need to have access to you property while the construction work is going on. All work is carried out through your existing roof so your home is free of dust, materials and workmen during the conversion and can remain as a home as the work progresses.

Usually 1-2 days before the project is due to start the scaffolding will be erected around the property and wste disposal skips, etc. Will also be arriving. On the day of the arranged start date your team of workmen will arrive to begin work and the materials will arrive on site. Usually most materials are stored on the drive though alternative arrangements can be made where this is not possible. A safe area on site may be required for any expensive materials.

Hard work part 1

Now all infrastructure is in place such as scaffolding, Skips, large machinery, etc. Our team will start by removing all the old materials and items not required, such as old flooring, walls, kitchens, bathrooms, etc. Everything will be stripped back, to allow us to start a fresh. We will have in place organized days in which waste removal firms will arrive and take away this unwanted mess, always consulting with you and keeping you, and in turn your neighbors in the loop, in order to avoid any unwanted complications or delays to your day.

Specialist works

At this stage we have a blank canvas, and now the exciting work of bringing vision to life begins. Our specialist trades, electricians, Plumbers, gas engineers begin their first fix operations, in essence pulling in and installing the infrastructure/power to enable the completion of works. For example, the electrician will update the electrical supply in the kitchen or bathroom, complying with modern regulations, taking into consideration needs for residual current detection, etc. Pulling the relevant rated cables into the locations where, showers, lights, switches, pull cords, etc will ultimately be mounted and finished. All of this pivotal work is hidden behind the final finishes, such as plasterboard, plaster, tiling and flooring.

The plans and communication are essential to working as efficiently as possible, without errors, this is where FarrellWolst’s 50+ years of combined experience and project management experience comes into its own, and guarantees flawless uninterrupted work throughout.

Piecing the Project together

Now all of our ‘infrastructure’ is in place, cables, pipes, waste pipes, supporting beams, New Joists, etc. Our master Joiner’s and Fitter’s will now work tirelessly and with an eye for detail to build the vision you and everybody else will see. The walls will take shape, the structure of the kitchen, bathroom, extension, etc. Will all begin to piece together. The pipework, cable’s and other items now hidden behind the newly constructed structures, are ready to be used and completed, commonly referred to as the second fix.

2nd Fix and Completion

Our specialist trades team now come back for the final push, they will complete the ‘2nd fix’, this is in essence making the final connections such as mounting the shower, connecting downlights, light switches, connecting the cooker, hot and cold taps, etc. A thorough deep clean is carried out and our office manager will then make a site visit and review the work and ensure everything has been completed to the best of abilities, a list of any items which need attention is drawn up and shared with you, our valued customer, you can then review yourself and add any items we have not noticed (we don’t believe this is possible with our attention to detail, but we do like the challenge!), this is described in the trade as a snagging list. The completion of each and every item will be carried out and then a final handover is made with our site manager.

OPENING HOURS
Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 18:00

OFFICE
01942 608116
PROJECT MANAGER
07482 332817

EMAIL ADDRESS
hello@farrellwolst.co.uk

ADDRESS
Shelley Street,
Leigh,
WN7 5EX

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