Project time about 8-10 weeks
What was the plan?
This family wanted to add more space by creating a master bedroom with a bathroom downstairs and another bedroom with a bathroom in the attic.
The prep work
This project needed planning permission, and we started with covering the driveway and passageway to protect the paving-stones and driveway. Then we underpinned the garage wall with a new foundation to increase its strength. We then built the wall for the extension and scaffolded the building.
THE ACTUAL BUILDING WORK
We laid the blockwork on the gable wall at the attic, fitted all steel beams, new floors and built up the dormer. We added a fibreglass roof and concrete tiles.
We then prepared the staircase area and finished all preparation work for the electrician and plumber. It was followed by fitting the partition, insulation, plasterboards and then we plastered the attic.
ready for electrician & plumber
The electrician and plumber then came in to do their first fix, laying cables and pipes before plastering. They were in for about 3-4 days.
Windows, doors & plastering
This was followed by the window company coming in to measure windows and doors.
We then fitted plasterboards and skimmed all walls and ceilings. We then plastered the outside with white sand-cement.
In the meantime, windows and doors were fitted.
ready for tiler & fittings
The tiler then tiled the bathrooms and the carpenter fitted doors, skirting and wooden floors. The stairs contractor fitted the stairs. The plumber fitted a new boiler and upgraded the system. The electrician came back for the second fix.
build in wardrobes
The client had arranged to get build in wardrobes for both bedrooms. The carpenter came for measuring and then fitting a few weeks later.
The finished project
The client arranged for the painter to come and floor company to lay wooden floors in both rooms and carpets on the stairs.
Then the bedroom furniture arrived and the family was able to enjoy their new larger home again.