03 Apr 2018

The art of having a very good tiled finish is in the preparation. The walls or floor should be as level and solid to work with as possible. If you are tiling onto any floors or walls check if the areas are level by using a straight piece of timber or a long level, this will help to find any high or low spots. Try to level out any imperfections by using plaster or bonding for the walls and a floor self-levelling compound for the floor. If the floor is just natural floor boards then we recommend you use a 9-12mm WPB ply and screw this down onto the floor using 30mm screws, this will help you not to hit any pipes below. If the walls are hollow in places, then we recommend that they are removed and rebuilt with render or bonding to a good finish.

When the area you are going to tile onto is level and solid to work with you should size out the room buy finding out how many square meters of tiles you will need. This can be worked out by taking the shortest distance which could be 3 meter then times this by the longest distance which could be 6 meters on the floor or wall. The total area works out to be 18 sqm using this method. When you have calculated how many sqm’s of tiles you need you should always allow 1-2 sqm for cutting tiles in half and waste in general, but always make sure you can take back any tile you don’t need for a refund.

When you have, the tiles check to see what size spacer’s you will need for the tiles you have bought. If you don’t know what size you should go for, we recommend 2-3mm spacers on the walls or 3-4mm spacers for the floor. The adhesive that you buy should be recommended by the tiller, we would recommend, ready mix adhesive for the walls and rapid self-mix for the floor. If the grout you are using is a light colour, then try and get a light colour adhesive and visa-versa to help stop the adhesive coming through the grout.

When the area is ready for tiling we recommend that you size out the tiling area by finding the straight point of the wall or floor. The best way to find you strait line on a wall is to use a level and mark a straight line as a plus sign on the wall. When you have done this, we recommend fixing a piece of timber to the horizontal line and use this as a base for the first row of tiles to be installed.

If you are tiling a bathroom you should always work off the bath first which will give you have the same affect and help you in many other ways. When you are sizing out the floor you must find your straight lines for a good finish, we recommend using a level and put it against the two legs of the door frame.

This is the best place to start tiling from on the floor and we would lay out as many tiles as you can to determine how the cut’s will affect the overall finish of the job and we also recommend this for the walls as well.

Contact us free info@jwmcdonaldbuildingservices.com

TEL:0800-335-7772 or 07713741026

 

If you need any advice about tiling or you need a quote please get in touch by emailing  info@jwmcdonaldbuildingservices.com  or  phone: 0800-335-7772 we will be happy to help.

AREAS WE WORK IN ARE:

London Streatham SW16; London SW2 ;  South East London;   London Southwark & Bermondsey SE1;  London Abbey Wood SE2;  London Blackheath SE3;  London Brockley SE4;  London Camberwell SE5;  London Catford SE6; London Charlton SE7;   London Deptford SE8;  London Eltham SE9;  Greenwich London SE10;  London Kennington SE11;   London Lee SE12;  London Lewisham SE13;  London New Cross SE14;  London Peckham SE15;  London Rotherhithe SE16;  London Walworth SE17;  London Woolwich SE18;  London Norwood SE19;   London Anerley SE20;  London Dulwich SE21;  London East Dulwich SE22;  London Forest Hill SE23;  London Herne Hill SE24;  London South Norwood SE25;  London Sydenham SE26;  London West Norwood SE27;  London Thamesmead SE28;  Bromley BR1, Bromley BR2, Bromley BR3, BR4 West Wickham, Farnborough BR6, Orpington BR5,  Orpington BR6, Chislehurst BR7, Petts Wood BR5

18 Jan 2018

Here at JW McDonald building services we believe that bathroom renovations & remodelling is something which a lot of homeowners will encounter at some point and we see a lot of this happening in South London. We have seen a new culture of property spending trends when it comes to bathrooms, the bathroom has to be robust and trendy which means there is a constant change in the materials used to make a bathroom meet our current needs.

WHY DO I BRING THIS UP ABOUT CURRENT TRENDS?

Throughout South London, we see these trends changing which is now changing our view on how much the new bathroom remodel will cost. There are a few different attitudes, which have shaped our trends, which are, thermostatic showers or power showers, spotlights, under floor heating, Heated towel rails, expensive natural stone tiles & flooring. We have built in or inter grated bathroom fittings like toilets, sinks double sinks with storage, we can even have chrome pipe work under the sink because we want everything to be pleasing to the eye.

BATHROOM REMODEL COST

This will now depend on what type of bathroom idea you are looking for to fit in with the current trends for this time. We also see that your bathroom will be an investment and this is another reason for your bathroom renovation or installations cost to be determined by these factors. When we put all this together we can see why some bathroom costs are very expensive and the materials are very unforgiving to work with. The installer or plumber will have their work cut out making sure that all the expensive and beautiful things you have bought will be transformed into this wonderful bathroom you have in your mind.

COST OF THE AVERAGE BATHROOM INSTALLATION

We cannot put a cost on an average bathroom renovation or installation because there are too many varying factors like building & electrical work. But if you consider there will be just one main installer or plumber who will be carrying out the installation and fitting of the main items it’s better to try and secure an average day rate, which can be transformed into an average amount of days to complete the job. The average day rate should ruffle be £300.00 per day and I would say it takes approximately three weeks to complete a bathroom from start to finish. This would mean an average bathroom installation or renovations labour cost could be, £3,500.00 £5,000.00 This will sometimes exclude materials like timber, screw, pipe work & fittings, which I would add on another £250.00 – £300.00. There are other building works costs as well as the bathroom suite it self to be bought and we would recommend that the installer should help to choose what is suitable for your new bathroom project.

 

Please contact us for more information: info@jwmcdonaldbuildingservice.com Or call us free: 0800 335 7772 Mobile: 07713741026

AREAS WE COVER ARE:

London Streatham SW16; London SW2 ;  South East London;   London Southwark & Bermondsey SE1;  London Abbey Wood SE2;  London Blackheath SE3;  London Brockley SE4;  London Camberwell SE5;  London Catford SE6; London Charlton SE7;   London Deptford SE8;  London Eltham SE9;  Greenwich London SE10;   London Lee SE12;  London Lewisham SE13;  London New Cross SE14;  London Peckham SE15;   London Woolwich SE18;  London Norwood SE19;   London Anerley SE20;  London Dulwich SE21;  London East Dulwich SE22;  London Forest Hill SE23;  London Herne Hill SE24;  London South Norwood SE25;  London Sydenham SE26;  London West Norwood SE27;  London Thamesmead SE28;  Bromley BR1, Bromley BR2, Bromley BR3, BR4 West Wickham, Farnborough BR6, Orpington BR5,  Orpington BR6, Chislehurst BR7, Petts Wood BR5

 

Here at JW McDonald Building Services Ltd we specialise in Kitchen & Bathroom refurbishments. The last project we completed was based in the Sydenham SE26, near Crystal Palace park SE19 area where we have seen a lot of property prices rise, so this is a frequent area for us to work in.

This Kitchen & Bathroom refurbishment consisted of us removing the old Kitchen & Bathroom but it revealed that all the walls in these two rooms were disintegrating and needed rebuilding. We removed all the old render and plaster and re-rendered & plastered the walls and ceilings to a smooth finish.

We also installed new electrical cables for lighting and sockets for both rooms.

On this particular project we also had to install a new consumer unit to meet currant electrical regulations for the Kitchen & Bathroom.

The client used our brilliant kitchen design services to achieve the high level of finish in the kitchen and we helped the client choose all the bathroom materials to have the same affect in the bathroom. The Kitchen & Bathroom installation team we have, has a lot experience in the trade. This project completely covered all the trades needed from start to finish and we also hire a skip were possible to remove all our rubbish.

TRADES WE COVER

  • Kitchen & bathroom removal
  • Plastering & internal rendering
  • Stud wall partitions
  • Plaster boarding
  • Structural wall removal & engineer’s reports
  • Electrical works & Consumer unit installation
  • Kitchen & bathroom design
  • Tiling
  • Kitchen fitting
  • Bathroom fitting
  • Flooring
  • Carpentry
  • Decorating
  • Boiler Installations
  • Gas safe works
  • Electrical Certification (NIC)
  • Skip hire and rubbish removal

 

For information use the contact us page for a quote. We have a picture gallery and testimonials from previous projects on the website.

 

22 Apr 2017

Here at JW McDonald Building Services we like to pride ourselves on supplying good plastering and rendering services throughout South London. We have been plastering and rendering clients houses for over a decade, and we can proudly say we that we have built up a very good customer base because of it.

The rise in older properties being bought is growing now and this means there are more people in need of a plasterer or renderer in South London.

We can cover a range of different services to tackle all the needs you may face when you are taking on a Flat or house renovation, which could involve use taking down the ceilings in the property and plaster boarding them and then plastering the new plasterboard ceilings. We can remove the old render that has damp or water penetration, which has to be re-instated with a new waterproof render and plastered. We can also provide you with new strait walls by removing the old skirting boards and plastering over the top of the old unlevel wall with bonding or hardwall backing plaster to level out the walls, then plaster over the top to give you a good finish, we call this float and set plastering. If you need a good reliable plasterer or renderer  and live in South London, please contact us.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: info@jwmcdonaldbuildingservices.com Tel: 0800 335 7772 or Mob:07713741026

AREAS WE COVER:

London Streatham SW16; London SW2 ;  South East London;   London Southwark & Bermondsey SE1;  London Abbey Wood SE2;  London Blackheath SE3;  London Brockley SE4;  London Camberwell SE5;  London Catford SE6;  London Charlton SE7;   London Deptford SE8;  London Eltham SE9;  Greenwich London SE10;  London Kennington SE11;   London Lee SE12;  London Lewisham SE13;  London New Cross SE14;  London Peckham SE15;  London Rotherhithe SE16;  London Walworth SE17;  London Woolwich SE18;  London Norwood SE19;   London Anerley SE20;  London Dulwich SE21;  London East Dulwich SE22;  London Forest Hill SE23;  London Herne Hill SE24;  London South Norwood SE25;  London Sydenham SE26;  London West Norwood SE27;  London Thamesmead SE28;  Bromley BR1, Bromley BR2, Bromley BR3, BR4 West Wickham, Farnborough BR6, Orpington BR5,  Orpington BR6, Chislehurst BR7, Petts Wood BR5

 

JW McDonald Building Services offer a very  Reliable Kitchen Fitter service that can offer the best of both world regarding the supply only of your new kitchen or just a fitter of your new kitchen. The way our reliable service works is that we provide all our customers with an onsite survey, evaluate the requirements, discuss all the building works needed to carry out the new kitchen renovation if that is required or we can offer a straight supply and fit kitchen service.

The process normally works that we will come to your property and after an onsite survey and then we will arrange for a kitchen designer to come over to your property and take you through the best ideas for your Kitchen. When we have all the information from the kitchen designer and site survey we can pull together a competitive kitchen quote. If supply and fit is the requirement we will include the cost of our reliable kitchen fitting services in a free quotation, that is valid for 30 days.

The Building Works We Cover

1. General Plumbing & Gas Safety works

2. Electrical NIC works, Consumer Units & fuse board upgrades

3. All aspects of plastering & Rendering

4. Tiling splash backs & floors

5. Painting & Decorating

6. Gas Safe Certificates

 

Contact Us

Free Phone: 0800 335 7772 Mob: 07713741026 Email:  info@jwmcdonaldbuildingservices.com or use the ‘Contact us’ form on the website.

Areas we cover are:

London Streatham SW16; London SW2 ; South East London; London Southwark & Bermondsey SE1; London Abbey Wood SE2; London Blackheath SE3; London Brockley SE4; London Camberwell SE5; London Catford SE6; London Charlton SE7; London Deptford SE8; London Eltham SE9; Greenwich London SE10; London Kennington SE11; London Lee SE12; London Lewisham SE13; London New Cross SE14; London Peckham SE15; London Rotherhithe SE16; London Walworth SE17; London Woolwich SE18; London Norwood SE19; London Anerley SE20; London Dulwich SE21; London East Dulwich SE22; London Forest Hill SE23; London Herne Hill SE24; London South Norwood SE25; London Sydenham SE26; London West Norwood SE27; London Thamesmead SE28; Bromley BR1, Bromley BR2, Bromley BR3, BR4 West Wickham, Farnborough BR6, Orpington BR5, Orpington BR6, Chislehurst BR7, Petts Wood BR5