Project photos for the conversion of the five-bed HMO at Ince Green Lane, Wigan.
This project finished at the end June 2016.
First few days
Lots of materials on site. Rip out started.
Removing door frames. These will be replaced with fire door frames.
Door frame has been removed. We did this throughout the house to make way for fire regulation doorways and frames.
Floor joists were rotten in places so we replaced them.
Joists removed. You can see into the basement.
Don’t worry. We cleaned out the mess in the basement!
Lounge / kitchen
New joists being fitted.
We turned this space into a shower room and another bathroom. Rip out more or less finished here.
The membrane you can see in this photo is part of the damp-proof course we fitted throughout the downstairs. We also injected the walls with a chemical agent which blocks the damp from rising.
We are able to provide 30 year guarantees with our DPCs.
This property had a large front bedroom which we split into two rooms. Here you can see the stud work and insulation going in.
The stud wall used to create two rooms out of one split the existing window in half. We moved the original window and installed a new one to make it suitable for tenants.
Stud work going in to create the two rooms.
The roof on the outrigger was in bad shape so we replaced it. Here you can see the old roof has been removed.
Karl Clarke inspects the stud work and joinery put in place for the new bedrooms.
Example new FD30 fire door and frame
Plastering started. You can see it beginning to dry out in patches.
Some plastering done along with first fix electrics.
Kitchen units from Howdens starting to go in.
We fitted a bitumen layer in the downstairs bathrooms to stop damp coming through.
When we fitted the plumbing we expected to break through the existing damp-proof membrane, which we did. This layer protects the bathrooms from any damp seeping through. It’s overkill for the job, but worth it.
We created a new inspection chamber outside.
High-gloss laminate flooring goes down. Low maintenance and visually impactful.
The carpets are hard-wearing landlord carpets. We fit them with 9mm underlay which gives lots of cushioning underfoot which tenants love.
Note the fire extinguisher. Although not required for a 5 bed HMO we have also fitted security lighting which is out of this shot.
Door closers and thumb-turn locks on all of the bedroom doors.
It all comes together! Having seen the photos above where there were no floor joists you can see how far we take our clients projects.
The finished kitchen has the ‘wow’ factor to attract tenants into the property.
From a different angle.
Finished Shower Room
In this property we put in a shower room and a separate bathroom. Here you can see the finished quadrant shower. you can also just see the chrome towel rail behind the door.
Corridor to Bathroom
This used to be the old kitchen, now a shower room and bathroom.
Finished electric shower over bath and towel rail.
One of the finished bedrooms.
We can change the finishes, tiles, carpet etc to suit the clients wishes. This is a baseline spec which we know from experience appeals to tenants in this area.