Case Study

Extending above a garage to create two extra bedrooms and a bathroom

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First floor extension above a garage
Andrew and Julie

Project description

Full build based on clients existing architects drawings.

Extension Over Garage

Project Brief

  • To extend the property at first floor level over the garage, creating two extra bedrooms and a bathroom. To also change the flat roof elevation to a pitched roof.
  • The client already had full architect drawings, planning permission and a clear picture of the fixtures, fitting and finishes required.

The Process

  • The first stage involved removing the garage roof and installing the steel work and supporting piers needed to carry the cavity walls.
  • The brickwork then went up and the suspended floor was installed and the roof cut and covered in. The entire extension was watertight before breaking into the main house.
  • The partition walls and new corridor were then built and first fix electrics and plumbing installed. The rooms were then boarded and plastered and underfloor heating laid in the bathroom before the floor could be tiled.
  • New bathroom units were installed and laminate flooring was fitted in the new bedrooms and other rooms in the house.
  • A new central heating system was installed and the hallway was re-skimmed and the 70’s open-back staircase was altered before decorating all the newly created areas.

The Result

  • This job was scheduled to take three months and despite the additional works required by our client we finished the whole project on time.
  • Our client’s home has been considerably improved to a very high standard and a large master bedroom and luxury bathroom created. The second bedroom became a large home office and the old office became a music room. The market value of the property has also increased significantly.

Project Testimonial

Extension Over Garage

We are writing to thank you for the wonderful extension you built for us. I am sitting at the computer in our new office, level with the treetops, enjoying the bird song and peace. It’s a lovely space.

The old office has now become a fully functional music room which has really encouraged the family’s playing - I might even have a go. The bedroom is a haven of calm and cosiness and don’t even get me started on my bathroom – sheer pleasure.

The transformation has been stunning for us as a family and I must commend you on the professional and helpful management of the project from start to finish. It would not have been as pleasant without your valuable management skills. It meant a lot to know you would always turn up when you said, work full days and negotiate with us on any rare changes to schedule. We felt consulted at every turn.

True, having a build span the Christmas period is not anyone’s idea of fun but you managed the workload and schedule to so minimise disruption, that for many weeks we barely knew you were there.

It was a real relief to leave all in the knowledge that you had anticipated all problems and were always one step ahead.

The site was always left tidy; deliveries timed to keep work flowing and your team always punctual, friendly and helpful. Even our neighbours commented on the tidiness and consideration of your workforce. We are very pleased with the high standard of the work and are happy to recommend you to anyone considering a build and we will certainly look to you if we have any future work.

Andrew and Julie

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