Rear house extension – Overton Builder

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Ben Hand Laverstoke Builder

Before the build.

The owners wanted an extension to the back of the property. They wanted to increase their living space, bring in more natural light and connect to the garden beyond. As this was a character property, it was important to match the existing brick work, in keeping with the original building.

It’s not unusual for someone to approach a builder like us with an initial idea but have yet to get to the stage where they have any finished plans. We put them in touch with a professional who could design the plans and submit them to the council for full planning approval. When budgeting for a build, it is a good idea to also plan in some contingency. With this build, part of that fund was needed to dig deeper footings, in order to reach stable ground.

Build process.

There was great attention to detail on this build. We worked hard to source the closest matching bricks to the existing house. Installing bi-folding doors, means they can fold right back to give an unobscured view of the garden beyond. We added Velux windows to bring in more natural light.

End result.

This is a wonderful addition to a family living space. Giving more room to live, dine, entertain and play!

Below are the images taken during the build.

House extension, Laverstoke Lane – Complete!

We have finished this extension and it is now fully decorated and furnished. The Velux windows bring in a lot of light into the space and the folding doors connect the extended living space right into the garden!


Ben Hand. Builder, Laverstoke, Overton, Whitchurch.

Ben Hand. Builder, Laverstoke, Overton, Whitchurch.

Click the thumbnails below to see more images from this build.

House extension, Laverstoke Lane.

The first floor extension at Laverstoke is coming along fast! The finished build will see us knock through to the main house to create a lovely living for the family to relax and play with the kids!

Builder First Floor Extension Laverstoke

Like all Ben Hand Builds we pay attention to the details. The roof, for example has a steel ridge and also has steel supports as it rests on the lintel. This ensures the beam itself is resting on a solid structure. Also, using different thickness steel plates (or shims) which is ideal for the slight adjustment to get everything level. We also pay attention to the detail you can’t see like the internal structure of a wall using the best insulation.





When doing extensions of this kind we are careful to find the right bricks that are an exact match, or closest match available, to the rest of the house. It will look like it’s always been there! Next week we will have finished the roof, external doors will be on and we will then move to the interior.

……. watch this space for more updates.

2019-08-12T11:47:05+01:00January 16th, 2015|