FIRST AND SECOND FIXING

If you’re planning any kind of house extension or loft conversion, you’ve probably heard someone using the terms "first fix" and "second fix", but what do they mean?

All home extensions start with a set of architectural floor plans, and either a planning application or lawful development certificate application. But once you’ve actually started construction, you can think of the “first fix” and “second fix” as the two main stages of your building project.

At Carpentry Direct we can help you,  Call us on 083 034 2589 or message us on our social media pages here to discuss how we can help you.

FIRST FIX

This is everything that happens between laying down your foundations and finishing your plastering:

It  include constructing floors, ceilings and walls.

First Fixing includes:

  • Door frames

  • Stairs and stairwells

  • Wall frames

THE SECOND FIX

This refers to everything that comes after plastering has finished.

It might include:

  • Connecting up electrical fixtures

  • Adding in sinks and baths

  • Fitting doors into door frames

As the second fix is closer to the end of the project, it requires a closer attention to detail and a neater finish than most of the first fix work

Carpentry Direct can cover first and second fixing jobs, call us to find out more on 083 034 2589

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