We are really pleased with the kitchen extension in Overton, Hampshire.
The main brief was to enlarge the kitchen and include a social/dining area. So, at the end of a busy day, one person could sit at the dining table or breakfast bar and enjoy some evening conversation whilst the other was cooking. An important design concept was the high ceiling and large window. As the extension was north facing, this has allowed for the maximum amount of light to pour into this new cooking/socialising area.
From a construction perspective, a lot of effort and care went into tanking the extension. This is because the floor of the kitchen is some 4ft lower than the garden itself. By tanking, we prevent any water in the soil from penetrating into the building. We also excavated more earth from around the side of the building to allow better exterior access to the new extension from the front and also to the garden. A nice touch has also been the addition of brick lights, a subtle and contemporary way to light the new pathway and stairs.
Despite all the bad weather at the beginning of the year, most of the extension is now finished. We have carried out a substantial amount of tanking to the outside of this extension. this keeps any water in the garden, from seeping into the extension.
We are about to lay some Karndean flooring. We have more and more customers asking for this by name. It’s a great looking, hard wearing vinyl flooring, ideal for kitchens.
Just the kitchen furniture and some landscaping before we finish!
This may seem like a normal kitchen extension. However, a lot of time has been spent on tanking the outside wall. As 4ft of this wall is below ground level, we have made sure the kitchen extension is protected from any water or moisture from seeping in. If you look at the image below, you can see Ben standing on a substantial amount of concrete which acts to hold the new structure against the land. There is also plastic sheeting and tanking bricks to keep the interior walls dry.
We have also pushed the land back to the side of the house to give more space and added in stairs to allow better access to the garden.
Ben Hand2019-08-12T11:47:04+01:00January 16th, 2015|