Project time about 3 months
What was the plan?
This family wished to enlarge their downstairs area with a rear-extension to create an open plan kitchen sitting room and adding a utility room.
The prep work
This project needed planning permission. We covered the driveway with plastic and plywood. We then removed windows and doors from the back of the house.
We did all needed demolition work.
THE ACTUAL BUILDING WORK
We dug and poured the foundation at the back of the house, then laid the blockwork on the foundation, followed by insulation and 150mm concrete slab.
We then built up the extension exterior walls to reach roof level.
This was followed by the demolition of the existing back wall and fitting of steel beams to support the existing upstairs room and another one to support the opening for a large sliding door to the garden.
After we finished the blockwork, the structure of the roof was added including openings for two skylights.
We finished the roof with fibreglass.
About 4 weeks into the project our carpenter fitted all the partition and stud-work, prepared floors and did all the preparation work for the electrician and plumber.
We plastered the full outside and added gutters and downpipes.
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, and plastered the outside with white sand-cement.
In the meantime, windows and doors were fitted.
ready for tiler & fittings
The tiler then tiled the bathroom and the kitchen. The carpenter fitted doors, skirting and wooden floors. The plumber and electrician came back for their second fix.
We then added a patio area to the back of the house to create a comfortable seating and BBQ area.
Bringing furniture back into the new downstairs area
The client organised the kitchen company and a painter, who both came in then to do their work in November.
Furniture was brought back from storage and the family then moved back into their new comfortable home in December.