This medium sized 1930s house was in need of additional space for a growing family, so we had to demolish part of a wooden annex before groundworks could start but once done, we were underway. Footings were dug and concrete poured then brickwork was constructed up to ground floor level. The existing foundations were not substantial enough to carry the weight of the new steels that were going to be installed so we had to underpin the existing foundations. The oversite was constructed and then building commenced.
Walls were built in brick upto the first floor level then a brick and tile corbel course was laid before blockwork up to eaves height as it was going to be rendered from first floor height. Steels beams and columns were installed for the covered area and inserted over the kitchen walls. First fix joinery then commenced with joists being fitted. Rafters and ceiling joists were then installed with the roof being quite complicated and large it took a bit of time to complete. Felt, batten and tiles were then fitted making the structure water tight. Windows and doors were fitted with the external rendering and decorating carried out.
Then the real fun started with the internal alterations. There was to be a new master bedroom, dressing room and en suite bathroom on the first floor with an additional bedroom. On the ground floor was a new kitchen/dining room and utility room, all came together extremely well. I don’t think there was a wall or ceiling that we didn’t plaster or decorate by the time we finished. As you can see from the pictures the internal work is of outstanding quality with new oak doors through out. Our clients are very happy with what we have achieved for them.