Rear House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

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Ben Hand Whitchurch Builder – Rear House Extension.

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House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

We are pleased to be building a new single storey extension to the rear of this Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

The smaller lean-to has been removed and the footings have been substantially increased. When complete, the lower ground floor layout will encompass a new kitchen with Karndean Flooring and a much greater living area for the family. Daylight will pour into this space. As well as velux windows in the roof space above, we will fit 6 metre bi-fold doors. These will open out to a large landscaped terrace (Currently a mount of earth!) which will lead onto the rear garden beyond.

Attention to detail – Bricks
We found that the existing Edwardian bricks were slightly unusual. We wanted to find a modern day brick that was as close a match as possible. The Chelmer Red brick has a similar texture, which is softer with a slight shine, unlike a more textured finish with some bricks in typical use for today’s new builds.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Single storey extension builder – Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

We have now completed the external structure of this single story extension in Whitchurch. As is often the case, during a build, the client decided to substatntially increase the scope of the works. This means extra structural changes to the property which involved heavier steels. These have been made into sections to enable us to get them into the structure and in place.

It is a major undertaking but will open up the living area, allow in more natural light and transform the ground floor of this family home.

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House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Single storey extension builder – Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

The results of adding the beam are quite dramatic compared to the original plans. We now have a much larger living and dining area to rear of the property. The electrics are in and we are now painting the walls. The next stage will be to do some hard landscaping. We are raising the level of the ground, to meet the rear folding doors, up to the new containing walls. This will form the new patio area, overlooking, what will be, a re-landscaped garden.

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House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Single storey extension house builder – Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

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The interior is finished!

We are pleased to say that the kitchen is now in, the sofa set-up and the flat screen TV hangs proudly on the wall! This is an amazing living and social space and the home owners are loving this new addition to their home.

Work now moves to the outside to complete some major re-landscaping…

Very pleased with this part of the hallway, or lack of it. The beam is all that is left of a wall which we have removed and a steel inserted above to support the structure. This has opened up the area around the staircase giving more room to the hallway.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Single storey extension house builder – Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

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Beyond the initial build.

Now that the extension and interior is all but finished, we have moved to the outside landscaping and “out-buildings”. The new garage will have a dual purpose. At the front of the garage is the usual area to store your car. To the rear will be a studio with bi-fold doors overlooking the patio area. The patio flooring is now laid and we have moved onto the steps, which will lead onto the rest of the garden.

The patio itself is not yet finished as it will include a BBQ area and waterfall!

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Single storey extension house builder – Edwardian house in Whitchurch.

Build complete!

We are very proud to see this house extension project complete. This home now boasts a wide open space to the rear of the property which contains an open plan lounge, kitchen and socialising area. Consetena doors open to give a panoramic view of the veranda and garden beyond. We have also added a small building to the rear which contains a small studio and gym.

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