What type of tradesman is needed...?

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  1. dolph

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    Perhaps a slightly odd question....

    Am buying a house soon and have decided that we want to reaarange the master bedroom a little bit - what I don't know is what type of tradesman is needed...

    Not sure if "partition wall" is the correct term below - I mean a plasterboarded non supporting wall.

    The work will involve knocking down a partition wall, removing a door and filling in the gap in a partition wall, putting a new door in a different partition wall.

    All this will obviously need some new plastering to other walls and ceilings where a wall has been removed.

    There's also likely to be some electrical work involved - will want at least one electricty point moving and am considering having spots installed in the ceiling throughout the room.

    My question is - who will do this, do I need a builder, interior decorator, carpenter, bedroom designer, all of the above... Would rather contact one firm to do all the work (single point of contact).

    It sounds like a lot of work but I'm not sure that it is - wondered if any of you experts out there could help...?!

    TIA

    dolph.
     
  2. Mr_Wistles

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    You will need a general builder and a plasterer (if the builder cannot do it).

    You will also need a spark as there are new regulations about electrics in the home and they have to be certified.
     
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    You will nedd a multi trade and an electrician. :)
     
  4. Dave

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    Phone a builder first, he may be able to do the lot or have someone he uses regularly to sub it out too.

    It's only major changes to wiring that require a certificate to be issued so if it's only a minor job or was done "before" January if you what I mean, you might save yourself 80 quid for certificate to be issued.
     
  5. da walrus

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    Sorry to be a killjoy, but this is precisely why the Government had to legislate and bring electrics within the Building Regulations. Get the job done properly - get a registered electrician in - who knows, the cost, if the electrical work is bodged could prove to be catastrophic.
     
  6. dolph

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    Proving I had the work done before January would prove troublesome as I didn't even own the house then...!!

    Would never consdider doing a bodge job on electrics or gas...plumbing is another matter altogether though :thumbsup:

    Thanks all - will contact some local builders for quotes, as posted, hopefully the builder will have a preffered leccy he can sub-contract to. Not sure if this is the most cost-effective way of doing it though..
     

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