With the cost of moving home rising, more and more people are choosing to extend their home. Extensions can be a cost effective way of adding more space in your home and with the innovation of Bi-fold doors more and more people are using them to turn their garden into an extension of their living area. This doesn’t mean that you are limited to kitchen extensions. We also carry out.
- Side return extensions
- Garage conversions
- Rear extensions
- Double story extensions
Although each extension is different these are the steps we tend to follow
Gain access to site and install all necessary site protection to areas worked in ad access areas.
Mark out foundations and excavate foundations to a depth of 1000mm below average ground level all waste to be removed by skip/muck away vehicles ( building control, or the architect may ask for the foundations to be dug to a different depth at this point)
Pour foundations with C20 grade concrete to within 250mm ground level any drainage passing through foundations to be bridged over in conventional manner, with pre-cast lintels and pea shingle back fill.
At this point is any drainage needs to be altered this is when it happens
Take walls to DPC level using concrete blocks/footing bricks. DPC to be consistent with existing property
Form hardcore base for extension floor, cover with sharp sand blinding, then a 1200 gauge membrane is to be fitted.
We then insulate the floor area and pour the concrete base
Construct walls using one leave of internal 100mm thermal block work, external brick work to match existing (unless rendering or peddle dashing in which case an external leave of block work is laid.) block or brick work will have the cavity insulated and tied in with wall ties
A wall plate is then fitted ready to take the roof joists and the roof is built.
Any doors or windows are now fitted to make secure and ready for the knock through (if one is needed)
Knock through existing wall to create an open space into the new extension.
Any internal walls are now built
All first fix electrics and plumbing is now fitted (the customer will at this point be asked for their input as to where they would like all fixtures and fittings
The roof area will now be insulated
All internal areas are now fitted with plasterboard and plaster finished
It’s now time for the second fix joinery (doors skirting boards and architraves) we will also fit the kitchen at this point if needed
All second fix electrics and plumbing is now fitted.
Your extension is complete