When the hot water system expansion tank exploded, Mr Quarishi’s modern four-bedroomed detached house in Lancashire suffered extensive damage. The lateral force blew out the gable walls, lifted the roof and affected the structural integrity of the whole house.

Bedfords Surveyors were appointed to oversee the reinstatement of the property. Once emergency works were undertaken to prevent any further damage and to make it safe, they set about overseeing the demolition of the gable walls and the conservatory to the rear, as well as the stripping out all internal structures. When it was down to a shell, they then started the reinstatement.

Mr Quarishi decided to use this opportunity to convert the loft space into two further bedrooms and a bathroom. There had previously been a Lawful Development Certificate obtained for this and Bedfords successfully applied for the works to be covered by this previous application, despite some small changes to the plans. This was therefore able to proceed without delay.

Within 16 weeks, the house was completely rebuilt, while the roof space was extended to include a dormer to the rear. The result is a substantial and extended modern home. Bedfords oversaw the building contractors through to completion and successfully managed the separate insurance and private accounts.

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