The beginning of March (2017) presented our first extension of the year and an interesting one too!
The challenge with this one was supporting the first-floor projecting bedroom whilst we built the foundation below. Four supporting posts and a beam had to remain until we built the perimeter wall of the new extension, so the new joist and beams could be slid into place, replacing the old supports.
Upon supporting the first floor, we completed the insulated foundation slab and continued with the build.
The extra space was achieved with the minimum of disruption to family life due to diligent planning. We could complete almost the entire structure, including plaster boarding and electrics, before breaking through; this pleased the family as security to the back of the house was a primary concern.
The ground floor family room with beautiful sliding doors enables the family to sit, play and enjoy the evening sun. In winter, this will be a snug retreat, enjoying the cosy electric underfloor heating In addition to the family room, an extended third bedroom with far reaching views over the Weald of Kent was also achieved.
The extension was completed with cedar wood shingles to the first floor and horizontal cedar boarding to the walls below, all under a tiled roof. The two flat roofs either side was complimented with gun metal grey fibreglass tops – Stunning!