Building Contractors Ltd
All Round Building Specialists
Sphere have considerable experience in a number of specialist areas. If you have a project that you need completed and we havn't mentioned it, please contact us ; if we cannot help we usually can recommend someone.
- Older Properties - the refurbishment of older properties and take great care to retain any original period features and repair or re-instate where applicable e.g. period cornice/coving, skirting or other details. For example, we have recently completed a project to replace a 1850's water damaged internal cornice and coving by making molds, recasting and refitting. In picture 1 on this page, we had to remove all the existing external mouldings due to extensive damage and replace them. This was done by making moulds of the originals and re-casting.
- Bespoke Services - If you can't find exactly what you want , we can offer bespoke services such as hand made kitchens, bedroom and office storage. We have even designed and build a "Beach Hut" styled garden shed.
Wall Ties and Helebars - Most homes built in the last hundred years are of cavity wall construction: the external walls are built of two leaves of brickwork linked with steel ties. But, unless the ties are of stainless or very heavily galvanised mild steel, there is a tendency for the ties to rust making the wall less secure and sometimes causing bowing of the brickwork. Mild steel ties have a shorter life than the brickwork and, during the life of the building can need replacement. Picture 2 shows and example of work in progress.
- Paint Effects - Flat painted walls can sometimes look just that, flat. Using specialist paint effects even neutral schemes can be given interest and presence in a space. Marbling, scumble glaze and textured paints can all be used to create a wide range of effects.
1 - Recast all exterior mouldings.