M Powell Building services’ highly skilled tradesmen have been consolidating properties throughout South Wales for many years so you can rest assured your property is in safe hands.
Whether underpinning a house, removing a load bearing wall or simply forming a new doorway. Our extensive team of trained, qualified tradesmen have the expertise to carry out the work correctly and above all safely.
Some of our most frequent enquiries include:
Within our many years of trading we have worked on projects such as barn conversions and other pre 1919 properties, the majority having no structural foundations. During settlement, environmental changes due to high levels of rain followed by long lasting periods of dry weather make the ground beneath the properties swell and shrink thus leaving the building above free to move causing cracks in the fabric and so forth. Other problems occur when large vegetation such as trees grow to close to the buildings which disturb the foundation through movement and also from subtracting the moisture from the soil.
Helping to maintain structural stability we have a specialist team who are adept in many types of underpinning strategies. During this practice, we also learn why the ground has failed and provide services to eradicate the problem from persisting. From stabilising the property, the damaged fabric is then also repaired using the latest techniques whilst respecting the buildings integrity.
Forming new openings
This could be a doorway leading into a freshly built extension or a new window to allow more light into a room. Whatever your requirement we can form the new opening safely with the minimum of disruption.
Structural wall removal
More and more older style buildings such as cottages and terraces with small rooms are being led in to the new era of open plan living. Taking down walls and maximising space gives the property a newer more open aspect, making it feel more fresh and airy.
However, it’s not quite the time to go to your local hardware store and purchase a shiny new sledgehammer! The internal walls of your home may be carrying extreme weight, from the wall carrying on up to the attic space to the floor joists above resting on it this type of work requires inspection and planning before any type of demolition is taken out.
With our expertise in this type of work we can inspect, plan and remove the wall safely and efficiently.