We have several successful years of experience at DKM Developments Ltd of helping homeowners create open plan living spaces. We work with our customers on project planning, offer guidance on what the work involves, and provide help and support throughout the project.
There is a lot involved in having structural work carried out and you should always be prepared for a few weeks’ worth of disruption and, unfortunately, dust. To reduce the impact this has we isolate the rest of your home from the main part of the works. We work in a safe and clean manner using dust extraction technology.
It is worthwhile having an idea of what you want to achieve before you start. You may be looking to knock through your dining room into the kitchen to create a kitchen diner or open out the back of your house for some bi-fold doors. Sometimes you may wish to remove an old chimney breast to create more space.
Once you have decided we recommend engaging the services of a structural engineer who visits your house, carries out a survey produces drawings and calculations for the required work. We have a good working relationship with RCA Structures in Bishops Stortford and rate them highly as structural engineers. Our services include introducing you to them, you then leave it to us for the rest of the project.
Once the survey is completed and we have a copy of the report we prepare a building notice for the Local Authority and arrange for building control officer site visits and inspections. We keep you informed at all stages of the process.
At first we isolate the working area from the rest of your home. We use a temporary screen and have even built timber walls to add an extra layer of security and protection for the building, particularly when people’s houses exposed to the elements.
For a steel beam installation we normally allow a week from start to finish but it is worth preparing for delays. Once the work starts we move as quickly as is possible to prepare the opening for the beam. Once prepared we install the beam. Steel beams are normally heavy, we have installed some that weigh almost as much as a family car! We use specialist lifting equipment which is all included in the cost of the project and as part of our service.
Once the beam is installed it is fireproofed and plastered.
We then clear all the rubbish away from site and check that a completion certificate is issued by the Local Authority for Building Control.
Internal reconfiguration from the outside - wall removed, steel inserted and opening created for bi-fold doors in Thaxted Essex by DKM Developments Ltd
Internal reconfiguration by DKM Developments Ltd - wall removed, steel inserted to create opening for bi-folding doors in Thaxted Essex
Internal reconfiguration by DKM Developments Ltd in Braintree - open plan kitchen created by removal of load bearing wall and steel beam insertion.
DKM Developments LTD was incorporated on 15th March 2013 (Company number 8446749) and is based in Great Dunmow, Essex.
The business focuses on general building, insulation upgrades and renovation work in the Essex area. We are Trustmark registered for loft insulation installation under PAS 2030: 2017/2019.
With a team of skilled general builders we can turn your house into a home and help keep it warm through the winter months!
DKM Developments LTD
5 Harmans Yard
Mob: 07714 769293
Complete renovation and refurbishment
Loft insulation (Trustmark, GHGVS)
Tiling (wall and floor)
Painting and decorating
Wood and laminate floor fitting