This 35 m² apartment is located 300 m from the beach in Bidart. It has been completely renovated to correct a poor layout of spaces that did not allow owners to feel at home: a bedroom that was too small, a completely closed and asphyxiating kitchen.
It is located on the ground floor of a house that is over 200 years old.
The client asks us to carry out a new installation of electricity and plumbing from the connections on the street. For this reason, we have contacted the companies ENEDIS, CONSUEL and LYONAISSE DES EAUX.
To carry out this work, it was necessary to dig a trench from the exterior wall of the property to the house itself. Subsequently, install the new pipes for electrical supply and drinking water, place the meshes of different colors that serve to indicate where these facilities run and cover them with sand.
Once inside the house, we have proceeded with total renovation: brand new electricity, built-in plumbing, replaced electric cluster, redesign of the spaces, complete bathroom renovation.
We install sliding doors in the bedroom and bathroom to optimize the surface and achieve open spaces connected to the living room.
Kitchen furniture and appliances have been replaced and the living - dining space has been reconditioned.
We have leveled the floor and installed 30 X 120 cm porcelain tile - of very good quality - which gives it an elegant and cozy appearance.
In conclusion, we can say that the space has been optimized and the place is now much more pleasant and warm.
In conclusion, we can say that the space has been optimized and the place is now much warmer.
In this work it has not been necessary to protect the common areas because they do not exist.
Demolition of the kitchen, cabinets and household appliances, transportation and recycling fees.
Total demolition of the bathroom: walls, equipment, electricity, plumbing, evacuations, etc.
Complete cleaning of the apartment at the end of the renovation works.
Construction of the bathroom walls using waterproof plasterboard. Covering the walls with 30 X 60 cm porcelain tile. Imitation marble.
Installation of a casonet and a sliding door.
Supply and installation of porcelain tile throughout the apartment, including the bathroom. Total 30 m².
Supply of porcelain tiles for the bathroom. 15 m².
Tile installation in the bathroom, from floor to ceiling.
Note: The door, tile, sanitary equipment (sink, toilet, shower tray and shower door) have been supplied by ARIZAGA, S.L.
Supply and installation of two solid doors lacquered in white for the bathroom and the bedroom.
Supply and installation of skirting board throughout the apartment, except in the bathroom.
Installation of a kitchen and all household appliances.
Supply and installation of a Junkers brand 100-liter capacity electric accumulator
Note: The kitchen furniture and appliances have been supplied by the customer.
Protection of common areas: entance hall, corridor, elevator and stairs to avoid damage.
Demolition of the kitchen, transport and sanitary fees.
Cut the wall to the left of the kitchen and demolish the wall next to the window.
Demolition of the bedroom wall.
Demolition of the bathroom and toilet, all equipment, tiles, etc.
Demolition of cabinets and appliances.
Demolition of tiles and tiles from the room.
Elimination of all roofing and protection materials installed in the common areas, once the renovation work is completed. And the cleanliness of the common areas.
Complete cleaning of the apartment at the end of the renovation works.
It is our recommendation in all the integral or partial reform works (as long as the height of the house allows it) to install a false plasterboard ceiling for two reasons: it gives us absolute freedom when designing lighting with recessed spotlights (combining or not with pendant lamps and sconces); In addition to the aesthetic factor, there are the thermal and acoustic factors: on the plasterboard, “rock wool” or other materials are placed as thermal and acoustic insulation, which gives the home an extra comfort.
In this case, the roof was not lowered throughout the house because the height was not enough. He got off in the bathroom. In this way, we were able to install embedded LEDs in the ceiling and an odor extractor.
A job that makes the bathroom more welcoming and that was rewarded with customer satisfaction.
The original wooden windows of the house were in a sorry state. We changed them for modern PVC windows (white on the inside and Basque red on the outside), with five insulation chambers, double stadip security glass with butyral and argon gas chamber. In addition, we have installed safety hinges.
As we say, we have changed the windows of the entire house. PVC windows from the leading brand CORTIZO THERMOTEC with 5 insulating chambers, galvanized steel reinforcements, double glass, tilt-and-turn system and Roto Frank fittings of the highest quality that guarantee their perfect operation for decades with a very high degree of comfort.
We have installed a security entrance door. Made of PVC, with steel reinforcements around the perimeter and in the lower part with tongue and groove panels and steel, security hinges, three-point security lock and anti-vandal stadip glass.
To reduce heat input from the outside, we have installed low-emissivity glass (glass treated with silver oxide) that reduces the amount of heat (infrared rays) that enters the house by up to 80%. This treatment blocks infrared radiation, which is what carries the energy from sunlight, without limiting the amount or hue of light that enters.
In addition, we have used glasses with ARGÓN gas, instead of air in the chamber between the two glasses, in order to significantly lower the μ coefficient. The explanation is simple physics: the transmission of cold - heat from one glass to another is produced by the internal currents that exist in the chamber between the glasses. Argon is a much heavier gas than air, and therefore it takes longer for currents and thermal transmittance to take longer to heat or cool. The result is that we obtain a significantly lower coefficient μ.
As we said at the beginning, prior to carrying out the work inside the house, we have carried out a new installation of drinking water from the separation wall of the property to the house itself. For this, it has been necessary to contact the company LYONAISSE DES EAUX.
Perform the new distribution of plumbing with copper and multilayer in the kitchen for the supply of sanitary water (hot/cold water) for the sink and the new electric accumulator.
Make the new distribution of plumbing with copper and multilayer in the bathroom for the supply of sanitary water (hot/cold water) for the sink and shower.
Installation of cold water for washing machine and toilet.
Installation of new pvc evacuations connected to the evacuations of the building with a diameter of 40 mm for the evacuation of the sink, sink and washing machine. And of a diameter of 110 mm for the evacuation of the toilet.
Make the connection and installation of: toilet, sink and shower.
Installation of sanitary water (hot/cold ) for the sink and shower.
Supply and installation: sink, toilet, granite shower tray, shower column, shower screen and mirror.
As we said at the beginning, prior to carrying out the work inside the house, we have carried out a new installation of electricity from the separation wall of the property to the house itself. For this, it has been necessary to contact the companies ENEDIS and CONSUEL.
The existing electrical installation is obsolete and dangerous because it does not comply with current regulations.
Regarding the new electrical installation, We start with the installation of new corrugated tube throughout the apartment (an independent and direct line for each service, be it this lighting, general plugs, oven, washing machine, etc.), embedded by the walls and hidden in the false ceiling.
We never use old conductions (sometimes in lead material) because we have neither guarantees of their condition or thickness, nor that the electrical wire can be torn, ripped or damaged when inserted through the old tubes.
Subsequently we introduce the new electrical wire, with different sections depending on its destination (lighting, oven, etc.).
Regarding the electrical panel, we install a new one with a differential circuit breaker (to protect people’s life) and its independent magneto-thermic circuit breakers (to protect electrical installation and household appliances) for each service, according to regulations.
Supply and installation of 1 electric radiator.
Supply and installation of 1 electric towel dryer.
Legrand brand mechanisms, Celiane range.
Throughout the apartment, ceilings and walls; Applying matte white paint after a primer coat; finish by appling three layers of paint.
Preparation of walls and ceilings. Taking the paper off walls , covering and repairing walls and ceiling cracks. Softening and sanding the walls and ceilings.
Applying a primer coat before painting the walls and ceilings. Application of three layers of paint until achieving an impeccable finish. Use of plastic paint (brands: Caparol, Seignorie, Valentine or similar). Matte White painture.
Sanding and paint the closet located at the entrance of the apartment.
Sanding and paint the front entry door of the apartment.
Finally we deliver the apartment to the client completely clean. Ready for start living.
The customer was completely satisfied with the final result, the fulfillment of the promised deadlines and the treatment received by our company.