Renovate

Doing a renovation to your existing property, whether the interior or exterior, can sometimes be stressful. We provide a step-by-step, stress-free process for executing any size job.

Step 1 - Budget & Financials

Depending on the size of your renovation, you may want to assess your financial abilities and decide to what extent you are planning to renovate your place. Any type of improvement to your property increases its value, whether you’re selling it or improving your residential or commercial space. Budgeting is a very important step as it gives you an overview of your goals and how they are being accomplished.

Step 2 - Hire An Architect Or Designer

Hiring an architect or designer will provide you with guidelines and specifications for your renovation project. They will design your ideas and apply for permits if required—this is a must, especially for larger projects.
 
At UltraCon, we can provide architectural drafting, meaning we can bring your ideas to life by producing architectural floor plans, 3D drawings, and ultra-realistic renderings. All this can be done in-house by our architectural technologist and senior designer.

Step 3 - Apply For Permits

Usually done by an architect, as the paperwork can sometimes be very confusing and long. When applying for permits, the plans and permit request need to abide by the Ontario Building Code, which requires an extensive amount of knowledge.

Step 4 - Plan & Specify Product Finishes

Choosing the correct materials and vendors for your project is very important, as they will influence the final results. Choosing quality materials with competitive pricing is our expertise. We will help you choose, decide, and consult with you to ensure all products, materials, and vendors meet your project deadlines and turnarounds.

Step 5 - Schedule Of Works

When renovating your house or commercial space, schedule plays a major role, so you’ll need to create a clear schedule for all your in-house and subcontracted workers to meet the expected deadline.

Here’s an example of a schedule of works for a large renovation project:

External work

  • Brickwork and pointing to match.
  • Render and paint the exterior.
  • Clean, repair, and replace roof tiles where needed.
  • Repair the chimney where needed.
  • Repairs to render on the front elevation.
  • Replace front elevation windows with x4.
  • Full clean of render to the side elevation.
  • Replace frosted window to side elevation.
  • Remove climbing vegetation from the rear elevation.
  • Replace rear elevation windows with x4.
  • Remove sliding doors from the ground-floor kitchen and replace them with French doors.

Internal work

  • Remove all carpets on the ground floor and replace with supplied wood flooring throughout.
  • Remove the kitchen and the internal wall between the kitchen and dining room.
  • Remove radiators and replace with new wrought iron rads.
  • Fit new kitchens and appliances.
  • Remove the existing fire surround, plaster the wall, and make good.
  • Remove all carpets on the first floor.
  • Remove the internal wall between bedrooms 4 and 5, plaster the walls, and make good.
  • Remove the existing bathroom suite, tiles, and flooring from the first floor.
  • Fit new bathroom flooring, tiles, and a suite.
  • Remove the existing front door and fit a new composite door.
  • Remove all rubbish and skip.
  • Lay a new resin driveway to the front.

Step 6 - Demolition & Commencement

This is where your schedule of work becomes the to-do document for your home or commercial renovation.

Once your property is stripped back and ready to be remodeled or any extensions built, we will move on to what’s known as first fix jobs.

 

These include:

  • Removing or adding internal walls.
  • Adding door linings.
  • Adding floors.
  • Adding window frames and units.
  • Fitting plumbing structures like soil pipes and drainage connections.
  • Fitting items that will sit behind plastered walls, like ducts, alarms, and wiring for things like heating thermostats.
  • Once the first fix stage is complete, your property’s walls will be ready for plastering, and any floor screed will be laid.
  • Second-fix jobs come next and include:
  • Fitting light fixtures, sockets, TVs, and phone points.
  • Door hanging and fixing of architraves.
  • Bathroom and kitchen fitting installation.
  • Fitting all radiators, the boiler system, and controls.
  • Installation of kitchen.
  • Boxing in and plastering any exposed pipework.

Step 7 (Final) - Inspections & Deficiencies

If you think of your home or commercial renovation like a major surgical operation, it should come as no surprise that your property needs time to recover from lots of renovation work.

And during that time, problems can occur, including:

  • Newly plastered walls cracking.
  • Minor leaks.
  • Heating system issues.
  • Decorative scuffs and scrapes.

UltraCon will honor any minor issues and return to correct them after the house has settled for a few weeks or months at no additional cost.