ABOUT US

AB Building Services Ltd about us page, will describe briefully what services as a company can provide personally for you on domestic or commercially for your business.

Brickwork package; all types of characteristic style bricks laid. From common pre-war cheshire handmade imperial size to new modern metric size.

Building your new house or extension with an insulated cavity system of facing brickwork outer leaf, anchor tire wired together with an inner leaf of block wall. Your bricklayer would insert the cavity insulation. Either dirtherm full fill, or clip kingspan to the block work and allowing at least a 25mm air flow.

Building of 215mm garden walls or boundary walls with buttress pillars for strength.

Building old pre-war materials i.e sandstone walls using a hydraulic lime with washed sharp sand which is free of vegatable mattter, clay and salts.

Gauges in strength of using a NHL 2.0, 3.5 or a HLM 5.0

Hydraulic lime mortar mixes are important due to the fact that this will prevent cracking but also allowing flexability, cement is not added within the gauge of mix. 

Hydrated lime known as builders lime is added togther with cement. Hydrated lime does not go off or set, which gives the workability and reduces the ridgedness of hardness within the cement once it has set hard. 

For more information on guidance you can contact mortar suppliers John Carr (Liverpool) ltd on 0151 207 0067

There is however an excellent webite for all information about limes and calculations of mixes for different building materials you would be using for you project.

Click the link lime mortars below for more details.

Company was established in 2008. Founder Alan Blair, time served bricklayer- advanced craft certification in construction and brickwork. 36 years experience in the building trade.

Craftsmanship in the art of using sand, cement, lime based bricklaying and rendering mortars. Along with screed floorings, concrete foundation bases and slabs. 

Flagged ground areas in bedding a full mix of mortar using Indian stone or paving flags with edge sets. Sub-bases of compresssed hardcore, thickness will depend on traffic weight i.e. tradational pathways 75mm thick to loaded weight of vehicles on driveways up to 150mm thick. Quality in density of your chosen indian stone or flaggs are also important.

Drainage system connected together of 110mm pipework and collar joints, various additional fittings for bends and angles laid on a pea gravel cushion before back filling with earth. Connection runs into new inspection chambers and gullies.

Rainwater guttering and down pipes of your chosen design for finish to your home or extension. 

Rain gutters come in two common types of guttering, from half-round to k-style. 

Additonal accessories for angles. Usually come in 3 colours white, black or brown. Guttering would be fixed to your facsia board. A joiner would fit your fascia and soffit but he may not additional fit your guttering as this usually common practice of a plumbers job.

Lead work  finishings also is known as a plumbers job but your roofer may address this in his part of his job description.

Structural alterations in turning several rooms into one with aid of supports and inserting new steel beams.

Calculations by your chosen designer, structural engineer.

Chimney stacks and Chimney breasts removals.

Racked out brickwork on chimney breast and brought back to life with a cottage feel to your home by repointing in a coloured lime mortar.

You may also have to hire a steel fabricator to weld your steel together.

Usually comes in the design of bolting together using M12 upto M20 blots, nuts and washes.

Steels must be primed for regulations before plastering.

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