Consultancy Services

Carpentry & Construction company ran by a local builder based in Dunstable, Bedfordshire covering the surround areas. Providing services to cover all you project needs if your looking for a carpenter, plumber, electrician, painter, plasterer or joiner.

Helping You To Prepare & Achieve Your Project Goals
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Failing To Plan, Is Planning To Fail

Your planning on carrying out some work on your property, it may be a small project like a kitchen or something bigger like an extension.  Different jobs have their own needs, things that must be done and things that need to be considered.  In some cases, it is not always the task itself that’s the biggest job but the logistics surrounding it that can cause the problems. 

You’re about to invest a sum of money into your home, it might be money that you’ve saved, inherited or borrowed from the bank.  Either way, you don’t want to waste that money or loss any of it on things that could have been avoided and prevented.  Having completed various projects over the years for a wide range of clients we deliver a consultation service to prepare you for the work at hand.  You should have a clear schedule of works and understanding of all the things that will be involved in your job, we here to provide that for you.

You will learn about the applications that need to be made and the regulations that are required to be met by the local authority.  You’ll be given advice on your budget for the job to include all the minor things that you might have overlooked.  Below are listed some of the services that are included in our consultancy service and we invite you to contact us if there is something you need more information on.

The Fundamentals For Any Project

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Below are some images and descriptions of the services we can provide for any project that you might be planning. Just click on the image to find out more information.

Project manager
Architect - Engineer
Engineer - Structural engineer
Designer - Interior design
Engineer - Structural engineer
Project manager - Designer - Interior design

The Fundamentals For Any Project

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Below are some images and descriptions of the services we can provide for any project that you might be planning. Just click on the image to find out more information.

Project manager
Architect - Engineer
Engineer - Structural engineer
Designer - Interior design
Engineer - Structural engineer
Project manager - Designer - Interior design

Have This Information To Hand

Download a construction guide for planning your project

A guide to planning your project by McGinley's Carpentry & Construction Ltd

If you need information on the go or are looking for information for information for a friend or loved one our project planning guide available to download.  We have designed this guide to give you all the information you need to consider when planning a job to your home.  This guide has been written using years of experience and feedback from our customers that found our consultant service very useful.  The idea of this guide is to highlight the things that often get overlooked and make sure you are prepared for everything once the work starts.  It’s been prepared and formated so you can have it on your phone and share it quickly with anyone that you think might benifit from it.  We are here to help so if you have any questions relating to your project or need more information on any of its content please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A guide to planning your project by McGinley's Carpentry & Construction Ltd

Budget - Planning & Control

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Project manager

Whatever size project you have in mind, having a budget to work to is paramount.

It’s easy for things to get out of control when you’re off out buying things for the project and having various things done by different companies or individuals.  A budget will help you to manage things and it will also help when designing.  Different brands and styles can affect costs so having a budget will help anyone that is helping you do the design to iron out what can and can’t be used.

The first thing we discuss with anyone when planning their job is the budget, it allows us to provide information and ideas that are relevant to the finances available.

Budget - Planning & Control

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Project manager

Whatever size project you have in mind, having a budget to work to is paramount.

It’s easy for things to get out of control when you’re off out buying things for the project and having various things done by different companies or individuals.  A budget will help you to manage things and it will also help when designing.  Different brands and styles can affect costs so having a budget will help anyone that is helping you do the design to iron out what can and can’t be used.

The first thing we discuss with anyone when planning their job is the budget, it allows us to provide information and ideas that are relevant to the finances available.

Architectural drawings

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Architect drawing extensions, loft conversions and construction projects

Your job may have various elements to it, dimensions of rooms or the location of windows.  It’s a good idea to have drawings for whatever size job you might be planning.

Drawings give you a reference point when discussing work with other people and give you a perception of space to allow you to manage the other items you might be putting into a particular area.

We offer a complete design service which allows you to plan for an extension down to small kitchen refurbishment.  Our drawings come with a full schedule for all the fixtures and fittings and a specification for all the materials to be used in each area.  We provide you with a printed and digital version of the plans so you can share them with anyone you want to involve in the project.

Architectural drawings

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Architect drawing extensions, loft conversions and construction projects

Your job may have various elements to it, dimensions of rooms or the location of windows.  It’s a good idea to have drawings for whatever size job you might be planning.

Drawings give you a reference point when discussing work with other people and give you a perception of space to allow you to manage the other items you might be putting into a particular area.

We offer a complete design service which allows you to plan for an extension down to small kitchen refurbishment.  Our drawings come with a full schedule for all the fixtures and fittings and a specification for all the materials to be used in each area.  We provide you with a printed and digital version of the plans so you can share them with anyone you want to involve in the project.

Planning & Applications

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Engineer - Structural engineer

Depending on the type of work you want to do to your property, you may or may not need planning permission.  Planning permission is different from building regulations and you need to know what needs to be applied for.

Small works can often be done under a building notice and some require drawings with building regulations detailed.  The important thing is to know who is responsible for making these applications and why they are needed.

We meet with you to discuss your project, provide you with guidance on what you need to in order to complete the work legally and so that it doesn’t affect you later down the line when you try to move or rent the property out.  There are regulations and procedures in place for very good reasons, we will help you understand them and the implications in not following them.

Planning & Applications

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Engineer - Structural engineer

Depending on the type of work you want to do to your property, you may or may not need planning permission.  Planning permission is different from building regulations and you need to know what needs to be applied for.

Small works can often be done under a building notice and some require drawings with building regulations detailed.  The important thing is to know who is responsible for making these applications and why they are needed.

We meet with you to discuss your project, provide you with guidance on what you need to in order to complete the work legally and so that it doesn’t affect you later down the line when you try to move or rent the property out.  There are regulations and procedures in place for very good reasons, we will help you understand them and the implications in not following them.

Design

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Designer - Interior design

Just like having drawings done, having a design showing you the colours and textures that are going to be used is important.

A design can be formatted in many ways; mood boards, visual representations and virtual reality their not all needed in every project but they all have their advantages.

Taking the time to design all the elements of your project or that one area you want to work on will help you to visualise shapes and sizes and allow you to change things before you make any investments.

It’s easy to change a colour or shape or a kitchen on a computer but it’s not so easy to do when its half-built in your home.

Design

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Designer - Interior design

Just like having drawings done, having a design showing you the colours and textures that are going to be used is important.

A design can be formatted in many ways; mood boards, visual representations and virtual reality their not all needed in every project but they all have their advantages.

Taking the time to design all the elements of your project or that one area you want to work on will help you to visualise shapes and sizes and allow you to change things before you make any investments.

It’s easy to change a colour or shape or a kitchen on a computer but it’s not so easy to do when its half-built in your home.

Structural Calculations

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Structural Engineer - Calculations

Does your project involve removing a wall or building on top of another structure?

Regulations regarding structures change all the time, are affected by events that happen around the world and even alterations to materials that we use in the construction industry that can affect the structural integrity of a building.

Just because it’s ok to remove a wall in one house doesn’t mean its ok to do in yours.  Structures need to be secure and sections of a building often distribute or share the weight of other areas of the building, so altering or removing them can have a big impact.

We will only alter a building or install something to a building after it has been surveyed and checked by a structural engineer.  DON’T TAKE A CHANCE! Do it once and do it right.

Structural Calculations

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Structural Engineer - Calculations

Does your project involve removing a wall or building on top of another structure?

Regulations regarding structures change all the time, are affected by events that happen around the world and even alterations to materials that we use in the construction industry that can affect the structural integrity of a building.

Just because it’s ok to remove a wall in one house doesn’t mean its ok to do in yours.  Structures need to be secure and sections of a building often distribute or share the weight of other areas of the building, so altering or removing them can have a big impact.

We will only alter a building or install something to a building after it has been surveyed and checked by a structural engineer.  DON’T TAKE A CHANCE! Do it once and do it right.

Materials

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Project manager - Designer - Interior design

The materials you use to complete your project will be on show for all everyone to see and they also in a way define you as an individual or as a family.

There are hundreds and thousands of materials on the market and they all have their own costs,  materials need to be chosen for your project based on where they’re going, who’s going to use them and if they suit the finances that are in place for the job.

Don’t cut corners when it comes to construction materials.  Materials to build certain structures or complete certain work need to be structurally suitable and sometimes even tested for there use in areas of a building.

Ever heard the phrase, “you buy cheap, you buy often”.  We advise our customer on manufacturers that we recommend they use in their home,  we have built great working relationships with many trade counters and have a variety of wholesale accounts that allow us to make sure we can provide high-quality materials to deliver the finishes and costs that are expected to be received.

Thank You For Visiting Our Page

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We’re here to provide a service to you to help alter, build or repair your home or business with the skills that have grown and been developed over years of trading.  We hope that this page has given you a better insight into the level of service you can expect to receive from us, we look forward to talking to you should you feel we are suited to your needs.  Below are the final few pictures that indicate some of the work we can cover.  We thank you for visiting our site and invite you to click on any of the images below if you wish to contact us. If you would like to see more about individual projects please visit our projects page. 

Home renovations
Have your office space fitted out by a team of trades you can trust.
Bathroom installed with hidden cistern and glass shower screen
Have your own custom made joinery made and fitted to the space you have .
Structural alterations
decking in a garden