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Builders in Worthing | A Basic Renovation Schedule

If you’re planning a home renovation, it’s essential to have a proper schedule in place. While every renovation project is unique, there is a certain order of services that ensures work is as efficient as possible. Having been undertaking renovations for many years, our builders advise on the best solutions for your property and draw up an effective plan of works. In this way, we deliver outstanding results in Worthing that meet your needs and exceed your expectations.


The exact services we undertake during renovations will depend on a variety of factors, such as the condition of your property and the requirements of your household. When planning your renovation, our builders discuss the specifics with you and keep you informed throughout the project.

Having said this, there is a basic schedule that many renovations in Worthing follow:


1. Demolition & Structural Repairs


Before starting any practical or cosmetic renovations, you must make sure your property is structurally sound. At this stage, our builders carry out a range of services to ensure structural integrity. This can include work such as:


  • Removing Old Extensions
  • Repairing Rafters
  • Stabilising Walls
  • Fixing Damp Problems
  • Resolving Subsidence Issues
  • Repairing Cracks


Not all properties in Worthing will require structural repairs or demolition services, but we will advise after an inspection.


2. Weatherproofing & External Finishes


It’s important to weatherproof your home before starting work on the inside, otherwise the elements could ruin internal renovations. During this stage, our builders update the roof covering and external walls as well as doors and windows. We also undertake updates to the façade, for example new cladding or render.


3. First Fix


First fix refers to everything that makes your home in Worthing run smoothly. During the first fix stage, our builders undertake carpentry work, such as installing new stud walls. They also fit cables, pipes, boilers and insulation.


4. Plastering


After completing work inside the walls and floors, we can seal these up to prepare the surfaces for decorating. The team at Langhams Construction Ltd are adept at plastering and leave a smooth surface that is the perfect blank canvas for incorporating your own style into your home.


5. Second Fix


Second fix is often the most exciting stage for our customers in Worthing and the surrounding areas. During this phase of renovations, the inside of your home really begins to take shape. Second fix involves fitting day-to-day necessities and features such as:


  • Kitchens
  • Light Fittings
  • Toilets
  • Showers


Our builders can also install floor tiles and wood flooring during this stage, but we will need to protect them while work continues.


6. Decorating & Finishes


This stage is for anything that could have suffered damage during previous stages of renovation. At this point, you can really bring your own style into your home. Finishing and decorating services include wallpapering, painting, skirting boards, and fitting carpets and staircases.


At the end of renovations, you have a chance to bring up any issues and check the quality of work is up to standard.

To discuss your renovation project in Worthing or the surrounding areas with the builders at Langhams Construction Ltd, call 01903 219 962 or 07584 129 614.

Langhams Construction Ltd
Langhams Construction Ltd
Langhams Construction Ltd