Oakwood Contracting Services Ltd

We are a family run general building company operating in the South West of England. We help home owners increase the value of their property by carrying out quality workmanship, supporting them with the specification of works and meeting budget expectations. We specialise in conversions of all types but in particular, lofts, attics and garages.

Trades

  • 1.Conversion Specialist
  • 2.Extension Builder
  • 3.Carpenter & Joiner
  • 4.Flooring Fitter
  • 5.Roofer
  • 6.Bricklayer

About Oakwood Contracting Services Ltd

Oakwood specialises in conversions of all types but in particular, lofts, attics and garages.

Recent Project at the end of 2017:

We carried out an attic conversion to a stunning top floor apartment in a period property overlooking Exmouth seafront.

Firstly, we had to erect scaffolding five storeys high with a platform wide enough to install an electronic hoist and be able to transport the steelworks and main timber structure through the existing velux window.

The steelworks involved fixing no.2 five metre RSJs (steel beams) bolted together and securing flitch beams to load bearing walls including strengthening the purlins to the underside of the pitched roof.

Once the steels were in position; we then carried out the first fix carpentry work, installed waterproof chipboard flooring, new velux windows, built the staircase, completed the second fix including plaster boarding and skimming, final decorations, hung fire doors along with wardrobe and cupboard furniture.

The bespoke staircase was built with top and bottom winders and multiple spindles and handrails. The fire doors were Premdor glazed doors with automatic closing functionality.

Plumbing works including installing a new shower room, designer radiator, hand basin and toilet with a new soil pipe to the external vent. All electrical works were carried out to customised specifications included swivel down lights and smoke detectors to ensure we complied with fire building regulations.

The project took eight weeks and required a total workforce of fifteen men including multi-skilled tradesmen and labourers. The project was spearheaded by our Building Manager, Don Gray.

Qualifications

The Guild of Master Craftsmen
Constructionline
Safety Scheme Acclaim (SSIP)
BDMA (British Damage Management Association)
City & Guilds
Construction Skills Awards (CSCS)
NVQ in Roofing
Asbestos Awareness
IPAF (Powered Access)

Insurance

Public Liability Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £10,000,000.00
Valid until: 29th Nov 2018

Professional Indemnity Insurance

Limit of indemnity: £100,000.00
Valid until: 29th Nov 2018