Step 5: construction begins
It may feel like it’s taken an age to get here but planning permission approved and builders appointed, it’s time to start work on the build! While it’s tempting to stay out of the way of the trades to let them crack on, it’s important you visit the site as often as possible to keep an eye on progress and simply be on hand to answer any questions if needed.
Creating a construction schedule is a clear way to ensure the build stays on track. This might be broken down into sections by week, for example:
Weeks 1-2: Before building work starts
Weeks 2-3: Foundations, footings and oversite
Week 4: External works
Week 5: Scaffolding and structural system
… and so on.
Consider retaining the services of your architect throughout the build phase, for peace of mind they’re on hand is something unexpected crops up.
What you've already done at this stage
At this stage, you'll have given the builders all the information they require to build the door structural openings that we need to accommodate the door sizes and configurations chosen. All Deuren doors are made to measure so we can easily accommodate any changes to structural opening the builders may have had to make.
What you still need to do at this stage
- Consider floor finishes.
- Look at transitions from one room to another.
- Consider door sizes and frames.
Resources & advice
Unusual interior doors: creating a statement
Many clients ask us to design what some would consider ‘unusual’ internal doors. In truth, these unique doors are what create the statement, standout pieces of your home. In this article, we take a look at our favourite statement doors and discuss why they impart such magnificent ambience.
Top tips for external door design
First impressions count – and the exterior of your home says a lot about you and sets the tone for visitors as to what they can expect over the threshold. The right external door, chosen to complement your home’s character and architecture, can make a memorable statement. Read on to find out how your new front door can become so much more than simple an entranceway.
An introduction to fully glazed internal doors
Glass has long been used to add contemporary beauty in building design. In fact, it features in some of the world’s most famous architectural creations so it’s little wonder this building material is now increasingly popular as a focal feature around the home.
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