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OUR SERVICES 

If you prefer to improve rather than move or wish to build a brand new property, we're here to help! 

LOFT AND GARAGE CONVERSIONS 

A loft or garage conversion is an ideal way to increase living space and does not intrude on your valuable garden space. Converting your unused attic into a new living or bedroom area (with en-suite if desired) can often be the answer to achieving that much needed extra space within your home. The most basic loft conversion will simply involve strengthening and boarding out the floor, adding a light and putting in a pull down ladder. Other conversions consist of a fixed staircase with multiple rooms, and even bathrooms. To bring light in to a loft conversion, the easiest solution is to install rooflights. If you want to create something larger with more head height a dormer window is perfect. Dormers create additional headroom and can be single, multiple or run across the length of the house. 
 
Nationwide Building Society's most recent figures suggest that 
carving out some habitable space in the roof can add as much as 21% to a property's price. 
 
Garages that are often not used for the purpose they were designed for can be better used in other ways. Part of or the entire garage can be converted into living space - especially useful for a growing family where an extra room is needed. 
 
Loft and garage conversions are a great solution if you need that extra room especially when you don't have enough space available to build a traditional extension. 
 

BESPOKE CARPENTRY 

 
With highly skilled craftsmen and our 20 years of expertise in this field we offer all aspects of carpentry services including assembly of large and small timber framed structures. We offer weather board, tiling and insulation of a roof space. We can remove a flat roof and install a pitched one to replace it if required. Within our projects we also undertake carpentry works including fitted wardrobes, bookcases, doors and we supply bespoke windows in timber, powder coated aluminium and UPVC. The UPVC windows and doors are installed by our FENSA registered installer, and are available in a choice of finishes and styles to suite all tastes. We can supply and fit beautiful wood flooring and/or a staircase that delivers a timeless elegance to your property. Our sole aim is to ensure every customer receives an unforgettable high level of customer service and a beautiful finish to their property at all times. 
 

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 

We are happy to help you maintain and/or make improvements to your property. We have achieved an excellent reputation completing a very wide range of property services, all finished to a high standard. We know the quality of work, cost and efficiency are important to clients. We aim to keep things simple and professional for all of our customers, and our priority is to provide a first-rate, efficient service for everyone. This combined with extremely competitive rates leads to our clients recommending Universal Renovations & Carpentry again and again. For more information and to gain a clear understanding about our maintenance works service, please look on Checkatrade.com to see more pictures and read our fabulous customer feedback. 
 
When you appoint Universal Renovations & Carpentry Ltd. you are automatically reassured that you are going to receive a first class service from a company who has a reputation which has rapidly grown based on the importance of delivering good old fashioned customer care, attention to detail in all areas of work we undertake combined with our competitive prices. 
 

KITCHENS 

Kitchens - All kitchens whether supplied by yourself or us are installed to the highest standards. By combining the latest in new technology with the finest traditional methods we ensure that all our customers are satisfied customers. Every kitchen is as individual as its owner and forms the heart of a home. Installation will typically take 5-8 days to complete (longer if building works are involved.) 
 
We are happy to complete all aspects of the work including plumbing, electrics, plastering, fitting of all units, worktops, tiing and decoration. We will ensure your kitchen receives the attention to detail it deserves from start to finish. 
 

SINGLE, DOUBLE STOREY AND WRAP - AROUND EXTENSIONS 

Kitchen-diner Extensions - An opened-up living zone at the rear of the house is undoubtedly the single most desirable feature in property at the moment. It not only adds space internally and changes the way you live, all together in a multifuntional sociable area, but boosts the visibility and usability of the garden too. This can give the illusion of extra space, even though you've actually clawed it back to make way for the beautiful new extension.  
 
Single Storey Extensions - Extending your home with a single storey extension as opposed to moving to a new house can prove to be a more economic and satisfactory solution that may suit you or your family's present and future needs. A new extension is a sensible investment that can add to the value of your home and provide the additional internal space required enabling you to make the most effective use of your accommodation. Single storey rear extensions can completely transform your ground floor, especially when combined with a reworked, open-plan layout. The roofing for your extension is an important consideration too. Popular choices include a flat or sloping roof with roof lanterns or Velux windows incorporated to bring in the light to an otherwise dark room. We are happy to discuss these with you. Our appointed Architects offer assistance and advice with all aspects of the overall design and finish for your project. 
 
Double Storey Extensions - A two storey extension can make a substantial difference to your home, not only giving you extra space in your lounge, kitchen, dining room or other living areas but also increasing the available bedroom accommodation or providing an additional bathroom. This type of extension often gives you enough space to avoid having to move home at a cost which is far more affordable. As much of the cost of extending is in the preparation and groundwork, adding an extra floor can be a cost-effective way of gaining more space. However, you do need to think about practicalities such as heating - for example can your existing boiler cope? We at Universal Renovations can help you with our professional expertise achieve the right extension for you and your family to enjoy for many years to come. 
 

SIDE RETURN EXTENSIONS 

A side return extension is often used to create extra space in existing rooms or to re-arrange your house to create additional bedrooms, bathroom or living areas. Side return extensions can also be combined with rear extensions to form a wrap-around extension. 

NEW BUILD 

Choosing a builder that you feel comfortable with is crucial. Good relationships go a long way to making your project run smoothly and efficiently. 
 
Here at Universal Renovations & Carpentry we have a good reputation in meeting the demands of clients who appoint us to build their new home. 
 
Whether you decide on brick and block or timber frame, the most important element in any build project is the budget as it dictates what you can afford to spend and where you can make savings. 
 
Following your enquiry and our first meeting withyou we will supply you with an estimate based on Architects drawings and structural calculations if these are required. Once appointed Chris and our Quantity Surveyor will follow up with and issue a written quotation plus a full description and schedule of works, together with a comprehensive breakdown of costs. We know how important it is to keep a close check on the budget at all times to avoid expensive mistakes. Project managing is included in our price. This is an invaluable service which could save you hundreds if not thousands of pounds and as Chris is on site every day working and overseeing the build you are guaranteed to receive an efficient and professional service from Universal Renovations. 
 
It goes without saying that our aim is to provide you the client with a finished property that meets your expectations and one that you can be proud of. 
Underarch Unit, Thatchers Yard, Church Street, Kintbury, Berkshire, RG17 9TR, United Kingdom, Tel: 01488 657969 
 
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