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Ben Hand Whitchurch Builder – House Extension.

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This is lovely kitchen extension we built to add much needed social space to this home.

You can see it take shape, up until the completed build, below.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Tell Ben about your building plans and get some free advice.

We are about to add a substantial 2 storey extension to the back of this home in Whitchurch. Taking away the small extension to allow for a brand new large kitchen, lounge and bedrooms. Once the build has been completed we will be adding some landscaping to complement the new extension. As the build progresses, you will see the extension “grow” in the images above.

26th September 2013

We have just dug the foundations and the new wall is now coming out of the ground. We had initially spent time testing the ground to ensure the right depth for a solid footing. Now solid footing have been established, we are building the outer and inner skins of the new back wall.

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House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

We are already working to the new building regulations which do not come into force until 2016.This includes new rules on wall insulation to make homes more energy efficient.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

The new external walls are going up nicely!


We have now removed the lower half of the wall at the back of the house. This is now supported by new steels to keep the rest of the building supported as we add the new extension. In time, the new space will add to the existing rooms and also create a the kitchen area. We are making the upstairs middle window slightly smaller to fit in with the new external wall and a change to the layout inside the house

Whilst this work is being carried out, we have added a false back wall so that the family can live in the rest of the house in relative comfort while we carry on with the work.





House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

The external structure is nearly finished!



We are nearly there! We are just waiting for the trifold doors and a couple of windows and the new year will be spent in the inside of this new extension. Now that the scaffold has gone from the inside, you can hopefully get a sense of the new space created. This will include the kitchen and also encompass the living area of the existing structure.

Happy Christmas from Ben Hand, a Whitchurch Builder!

Ben and the team.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Internal layout.


The build is now, pretty much, watertight. We are just awaiting one more window to arrive. The focus is now on the interior. The old external wall has been removed and new internal walls erected to make space for the enlarged kitchen, larder and utility room. The dining area next door has two sets of folding doors to allow the most flexibility to open up or divide the space.

House Extension – Whitchurch Builder

Nearly there!

We are onto the finishing touches of this major house extension. At the time of writing, the kitchen is already in use and we have a happy house owner who can make their own meals in their new clean and spacious environment! As the Whitchurch builder contracted to bring their vision to life, it’s very rewarding to be on these final stages. We will soon be moving onto the landscaping to complete this family home.

2019-08-12T11:47:03+01:00January 19th, 2015|