Questions Answered by Your Builders & Kitchen Fitters in Folkestone | Bentley Builders

What is damping proofing and why is it useful?

Damp proofing refers to the measures taken to prevent moisture from entering a building or structure through its foundation or walls. Our Folkestone based property maintenance specialists and builders can achieve this through various methods such as the use of a damp-proof course, which is a layer of waterproof material installed at the base of a wall, or the application of a waterproof coating or sealant. Damp proofing helps to prevent problems such as rising damp, which can cause damage to the structure and lead to the growth of mould and other harmful microorganisms.

Do your builders take on routine property maintenance?

Yes. The most common property maintenance activities our builders and roofing contractors undertake around Folkestone include:

  • General Repairs
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Roofing Repairs
  • Plumbing & Electrical Work
  • Landscaping (e.g Alterations of Garden Patios & New Driveways)

Why might I need to call in your roofing contractors to replaces fascias & soffits?

Fascias & soffits are an essential component of a building's roofline, providing support for the roof tiles and gutters. Over time, Folkestone residents may find they become damaged due to exposure to the elements; common symptoms are rot, decay, and insect infestations. Damaged fascias & soffits can compromise the integrity of the roof, leading to leaks and water damage to the building's interior. Bringing in our roofing contractors to replace fascias & soffits can prevent these issues and ensure the roofline is secure, protecting the building and its occupants from the elements.

How can adding new driveways or garden patios to a Folkestone property improve its value?

Enlisting builders to add new driveways and garden patios to a property can improve its value in several ways.

  1. It enhances the property's curb appeal, making it more attractive to potential buyers or renters.
  2. A well-designed and well-maintained driveway or patio can also create additional living space and improve the property's functionality.
  3. It can serve as a space for outdoor entertaining, relaxation, and recreation.
  4. Professionally installed driveways and patios can improve the property's drainage and reduce the risk of water damage, which can be a significant concern for many househunters looking for Folkestone property.

Can your kitchen fitters suggest some ideas for a new kitchen installation?

Our kitchen fitters are always happy to work with your ideas and any collateral, to help tailor a Folkestone property to your needs and tastes. Here are some quick fire ideas:

  1. A new kitchen installation may include bringing in modern appliances and fixtures, such as an induction cooker and energy-efficient lighting.
  2. Add custom cabinetry and storage solutions can maximize space and enhance functionality.
  3. Consider using high-quality materials for countertops, backsplashes, and flooring to add a touch of luxury and durability.
  4. Incorporate a kitchen island or breakfast bar can create a central gathering space for family and friends.

And what about bathroom installations?

Our bathroom fitters often find the following ideas are a hit with Folkestone clients:

  1. Incorporate luxurious features such as a soaking tub or rainfall shower
  2. Choose stylish and durable materials such as marble or granite for countertops and flooring
  3. Add storage solutions to make your bathroom less cluttered

How do I know it might be time to consider calling in your builders to stage refurbishments?

It may be time to consider refurbishments when your property begins to show signs of wear and tear, such as cracked walls or flooring, out-dated fixtures and appliances, and water damage. Alternatively, perhaps your property's layout or design no longer meets your needs. Here, refurbishments can improve functionality and enhance your quality of life. Refurbishments can also be beneficial if you are planning to sell or rent out your property, as they can increase its value and appeal to potential buyers or renters around Folkestone.

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Have a question not answered above? Don’t fret. Our builders and kitchen fitters, who cover Folkestone and all surrounding areas, are here to help! Simply call us on 01304 209299 or 01304 205 375.