With over 30 years' experience in all types of home extensions and loft conversions, we've plenty of experience.Read More about Extension/loft Conversion services
We specialise in all types of site carpentry. Our company’s goal is to provide carpentry services of the best possible quality at competitive rates. As contractors, we ensure that quality of our work is of the highest standard.Read More about our Joinery services
Our Painting and Decorating section have a vast amount of experienced in both residential and commercial decoration. Our team can provide the complete service carrying out interior and exterior painting and decorating. One Sterling manage projects of all sizes including residential houses to large blocks of flats, and Education facilities. Read More about our Painting & Decorating Services
One Sterling’s dedicated team of plasters have a larger amount of combined service years, delivering a high end service that to our client base. Working on both Residential and Commercial projects. Our service includes plaster boarding, dry lining and skimming, new builds or refurbishments. Our plastering team also includes both internal and external rendering, providing the perfect finish ever time Read More about our Kitchen Services
One Streling is able to provide a full windows and door fitting services. Both on small residential single dewlings, to major residetial multi building development projects. Our team is also experienced in large scale Commercial and Educational building include full curtain wall fitouts. Read More about our Painting & Decorating Services
One Sterlings design and build team have extensize experience with bespoke conservatories builds and high end finish Orangeries. Read More about our Conservatory and Orangeies Services
One Sterling Ltd has a team of dedicated professionals experienced in all aspects of extensions from design and planning through to the final electrical, plumbing and heating installations. Our dedicated team of highly qualified tradesmen have a wealth of experience in creating additional living areas and we will tailor our services to meet your requirements. We can provide a full package of drawings together with all necessary labour, or a labour only contract using drawings supplied by your architect. New living space not only adds to the comfort of your home but also adds value to your property, without the cost and strain of moving house. One Sterling Ltd give you the confidence that your extension will be carried out with the minimum of disturbance and inconvenience. Not all extensions require full planning permission, some may only need building regulation approval. We can advise on this in the initial consultation. For a no obligation consultaion contact us
A side extension is the most common and cost effective house extension mostly used on terraced houses utilising the walk through area of the garden. It’s a great way to extend a kitchen space or to make a stunning dining room and also of letting light through with either a solid slopped roof with Velux windows or a glazed roof.
A side extension can be combined with a rear extension to create a wrap-around / L- shaped extension. Wrap-around extensions offer you the maximum amount of flexibility to change the layout of your house and create maximum living space.
If you have the space, a rear extension can have a huge impact on the very nature of your house. This type of house extension allows you to open your kitchen up to your back garden, creating a stunning open plan area that can be utilised as a combined kitchen, dining and living area. Adding large patio doors really helps to open up and combine the interior living space with your garden.
Converting or extending your loft can add a whole new dimension to your living environment. Whether creating a new bedroom, study space, or leisure room, a loft conversion not only adds to the comfort of your home but also adds to the value of your property. It is surprising how a tastefully designed loft conversion will provide you with a complete new living space, without the cost of moving house or the strain of moving your family. The majority of lofts can be converted and will often provide the most attractive and spacious room in your home. One Sterling Ltd give you the confidence that your loft conversion will be carried out with the minimum of disturbance and inconvenience. At One Sterling we identify with your individual needs and understand that each extension project is unique, allowing us to give you the very best service. Our team of dedicated professionals are experienced in all aspects of building, from design and planning through to the final electrical, plumbing and heating installations, with a wealth of experience transforming loft spaces into additional living areas. At One Sterling we will tailor our services to meet your requirements. Either by providing a full package of drawings together with all necessary labour, or a labour only contract using drawings supplied by you. Not all lofts require full planning permission, some may only need building regulation approval and we can advise on this in the initial consultation. For a no obligation consultaion contact us
If you are looking for the most cost effective conversion, a velux loft conversion is the cheapest option and doesn’t need a lot of building work. With a conversion of the existing loft space you will require just a few alterations to the roof. You will need to have the ﬂoor strengthened and suitable insulation added, with new windows set into the existing roof slope.
If you have more of a budget, and need more space, there are several types of dormer loft conversions which might suit you. Addding dormer windows will increase the roof space at full head height. Dormer windows are more usually added to the rear of the house but, if you get planning permission, you can add them to the front or side of your home. A full-width dormer adds a dormer across the whole of one side of your roof, and an L-shape dormer is suitable for Victorian houses with a rear extension, with one dormer added on the main part of the house and another on the rear extension.
A roof is a structure forming the upper covering of a building or other shelter. Its primary purpose is generally to provide protection from the elements, but it may also contribute to safety, security, privacy, insulation, and so on.
Roofs may have openings or windows within them to allow light into the buildings, as well as providing, access, ventilation, views, and so on. They also frequently include other features such as chimneys, communications infrastructure, building services, drainage, lighting, access routes, and so on.
Roofs can be constructed from a wide variety of materials and in a wide variety of shapes depending on the requirement. One Sterling and our team of experienced carpenters are able to design and construct any type of room to suit your needs. Below are a few of the more common type we offer. For a no obligation consultaion contact us
Whether it’s a low slope or a hip roof that has a very unique shape to it and various pitches, you will find that understanding the multitude of pitched roof types out there will be very beneficial to you moving forward. Coming to grips with the different types of pitched roofs out there can definitely be challenging, but when you get it right it can make your property look just the way that you had planned.For a no obligation consultaion contact us
This is seen as the most common/traditional method of roof build. This is the traditional way to build a roof with One Sterling skilled carpenters the roof timbers are cut on-site to the design so that the roof can be gradually built up using purlins, joists, ridge boards, and rafters. This allow us to deliver roofs of any shape and design.
These are also very common too and they are generally made and delivered by using pre fabricated factory truss that is delivered in as a flat packed roof. This type of roof is generally quicker to install as it comes as more or less put together – many low-slope roof types will use this style.
Flat roofs are quite rightly regarded as remarkably versatile and open up design possibilities unlike any other roof form. There are two benefits to this versatility: first there is the virtually limitless design possibilities which means green roofs can be incorporated as recreational spaces or natural habitats, photovoltaic arrays added for energy production, and then there are very specific and strict requirements in terms of insulation and waterproofing.
The flat roof also offers some very practical advantages: first and foremost easy access. When a roof area is formed into a terrace or planted, the building gains more than simply an attractive exterior. It is also enhanced by the creation of extra living space – whether in a new build or as part of refurbishment.
Not surprisingly, a flat roof is the ideal place for a PV installation as it provides an unobstructed space that is perfectly positioned to catch as much sunlight as possible.
At the same time, a flat roof permits optimum utilisation of the interior space, as there are no sloping ceilings. All in all, a flat roof offers many advantages for everyone.For a no obligation consultaion contact us
A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. It may also include additional layers such as a root barrier and drainage and irrigation systems.
Applied hot in two or three layers, it remains potentially the cheapest covering but there are several different grades you can specify. The best felt systems are now comparable with any of the alternatives but cost just as much. Although it’s a cheaper product, it is built up in layers and this gives a more robust finish, more suitable for light foot traffic. And the fact that it is applied hot makes it easier to form around penetrations and corners.
Potentially the longest lasting, it is now usually used under roof terraces that will be walked over, so habitually it is laid as a base layer beneath paving slabs.
Widely used and easy to install, it comes on cut-to-measure rolls with its own flashing systems. It is usually bonded to the substrate with adhesive and, done well, should last at least 30 years. Firestone, the tyre manufacturer, is the number one supplier.
At One Sterling we take pride in our joinery work highly experiences team carry out all manners of work to the highest of standards. We can design and build on site or from our fully kitted out workshop ready to be delivered and fitted on site. Our work covers both commercial and residential with a full range of internal and external works.
The below list covers some of our Internal Residential joinery work we can offer:
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The below list covers some of our External Residential joinery work we can offer:
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The list of work also covering our residential work also describes a large amount of One Sterlings commercial work on multi build residential projects. However, we also carry out commercial joinery covering the following:
The below list covers some of our most common commercial joinery work we can offer:
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Securing construction sites with hoarding is not just about keeping people out; it is also vital for ensuring the safety of the general public and passers by. In addition, there are a number of requirements that are enforced by regulation and law that builders and construction firms must adhere to. Here below, we’ll summarise a few of these regulations, and what they can mean for those in the construction industry.
The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 stipulates that all employers and the self-employed must take reasonably practical steps to ensure the health and safety of the general public. As such, this Act implies the need for hoarding or fencing around the perimeter of construction sites, even if it doesn’t explicitly state it. Where the need for secure fencing around construction sites is made clear is in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
This regulation demonstrates the requirement for a contractor to take “reasonable steps” to prevent unauthorised access to the site. This could mean preventing members of the public from entering the construction or building site as they pass by, or even ensuring that only authorised workers and delivery drivers are allowed on site. While a perimeter fence or site hoarding will stop anyone accessing a site, this regulation is largely here to ensure there is some sort of controlled access system in place as well as the fence, either through a secure gate, security guard or a turnstile system, for example.
This particular CDM regulation deals with assessing the health and safety risks of a construction or building site and providing adequate signage or fencing. To use an example from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) itself, pavement works in the street might be surrounded by temporary barriers, while a larger construction site is more likely to require hoarding because of the higher risk of potential hazards.
In their ‘Protecting the public’ book, the HSE set out a summary of what contractors are required to do in terms of planning, provision and maintenance of site perimeters. Sufficient planning must be carried out, including identification of the hazards and assessing the risk, defining the perimeter of the site to be protected and identifying what hoarding, fencing or other type of identification or security is needed. The contractor must then provide by erecting the chosen fencing, as well as displaying sufficient warning and information signs. Finally, the site must be maintained by making sure the fences etc are regularly inspected for necessary maintenance work, and modified accordingly as the site’s use changes. For more information about these guidelines, visit http://www.hse.gov.uk
One Sterling provide wooden hoarding to secure your construction site. Building site hoardings are significance structures to not only conceal the site from the outside world and increase security on your site They are also designed to protect member of the public from the construction site works and hazards going on within the area.
We offer a range of hoarding, semi-permanent hoardings are the most popular used for construction sites. These consist of reinforced wooden boards able to withstand enormous pressure, combined with wooden posts that are strongly set in concrete. These site hoardings cannot be removed without the aid of machinery, ensuring peace of mind for any constructor.For a no obligation consultaion contact us
We also provide temporary hoardings to increase security around your vacant property, screening the area from prying eyes and reducing the temptation to vandals. These also consist of reinforced wooden boards able to withstand enormous pressure, However the wooden posts are fixed to hand made reinforced wood boxes or cages filled heavy material. These site hoardings are used when breaking the standing surface is not an option, they still make very strong structure and very difficult to remove without the aid of machinery. These type of hoardings can be installed both internally and externallyFor a no obligation consultaion contact us
One Sterling are here to help from the initial design stage through to the final build, our design and building specialists will build you the house of your dreams. If your starting from scratch, One Sterling are able to provide access to quality architect service to help design your perfect home, or if you already have an architect then our professional team of property builders has extensive experience in bringing your plans to life.For a no obligation consultaion contact us
If you are starting from scratch and need guidance or have an idea of what you would like, our planning and building specialists will work with you on the Design stage for your new home and advise you on what is and is not possible.
Almost all projects involve several steps which require intricate and detailed planning due to the high risk involved both on the property and finances. At One Sterling, we will guide you through the key stages these include: Design, Planning, Project Management, and Build providing consultations for each stage to ensure works are completed efficiently and to the highest standard. During the initial design stage, our commercial builder specialists can guide you through the often-daunting process of Planning and Building Regulations/Property Development, ensuring it goes smoothly with minimum hassle.
Once the design stage is complete and the planning consent is obtained, One Sterling will provide the specialist personnel, who will then work with you to deliver a build schedule to suit your needs.For a no obligation consultaion contact us
One Sterling offer a full range of Kitchen fitting services for both residential and commercial projects. Including multi dwelling and large build housing projects, these are generally pre-fabricated direct from manufacture kitchens made to measure units enabling quick installation to a high standard.
At One Sterling we also work with several kitchen manufacture offering high quality show room kitchens designs of both Contemporary and Traditional styles made from the best materials. These are built and delivered by the manufacture and then expertly fitted by One Sterling. For a no obligation consultaion contact us
We are also able to provide a full bespoke in house design and build kitchens service, helping you to design a kitchen to your exact requirements and needs. You are free to select the material you want and if you select a handmade kitchen from us then you can rest assured that it will be manufactured with the utmost care and the highest level of professionalism. In addition, you can also get custom made counter space that matches your criteria. The kitchen is used by the entire family and will be the hub of your home. That’s why you need to arrange this space carefully and in a unique way that fits your needs For a no obligation consultaion contact us
Our Painting and Decorating section have a vast amount of experienced in both residential and commercial decoration. Our team can provide the complete service carrying out interior and exterior painting and decorating. Our services include a professional approach to both thorough and light preparation, clean-ups, with high end finishes. Within our team we also have experienced wallpaper hangers. One Sterling manage projects of all sizes including residential houses to large blocks of flats and multiple residetial housing estate development projects. We also specialise in comercial and Education facilities.
One Sterling decorators team have many years of experience when it comes to residential painting and decorating work, both interior and exterior. These decorators we have carried projects throughout Essex and surrounding counties helping clients improve their living space. Our residential team are able offer a number of services some of which we have listed below:
One Sterling decorators team also has experienced commercial decorators with a dedicated management to deliver projects on time and on budget. We have the ability to has the facility to carry out jobs of any size both internal and external. We employ high quality skilled trade staff to ensure we can provide the highest quality finish to all our jobs Our range of work includes all types of premises from shops and office buildings, to hospitals and government buildings, including educational facilities