Bedroom extension in Wheathampstead
A bedroom extension was created giving the client a 2nd double bedroom. The extension was built above the existing ground floor rear extension. A pitch roof was added to match the existing roof. Brickwork and windows were to match the existing details.
Bungalow extension in Brookmans Park
This bungalow rear extension awarded the client with a larger 2nd reception room that was also to used as a dining room. The extension was rendered and decorated to match the existing, with brick work details retained on the corner. A pitched & tiled roof was added to tie in with the existing roof and also offer extra storage space.
Conversion in Harpenden
An extension was added to the entire width of the rear elevation of the house. Brickwork walls, tiled roof and windows all matched the existing building. The extension allowed the client to gain a 2nd reception room and created a large kitchen dinner out of the original kitchen. A patio was also laid around the extension to service the new patio doors.
Conversion in St Albans
This project was very engaging and interesting. As can be seen from the photo the property was a semi detached house, our brief was to make the property detached and extend virtually the whole of the rear elevation. This meant removing and then rebuilding two external walls of the property. Another extension was also added to the front elevation by extending the garage and bedroom above along with creating a new front porch entrance.
Initially a small existing rear extension was removed. We then set about separating our clients house from their neighbours by removing a 1m wide section of our clients house along the party wall. The rear elevation wall was then removed to make way for the extensions and internal walls followed suit. This required a lot of temporary structural propping and then during the build numerous steel lintels, columns and structural masonry walls were added to support the newly detached house.
Construction of the rear extensions then took place and the new external side elevation wall. All new brickwork, tiled pitched roofs and tiled wall cladding were to match the existing house, or what was left of it. All the existing windows were replaced. Internally the house layout was completely transformed. A patio area was also added to the rear.
Work was also carried out to the neighbours newly acquired side elevation external wall. The wall was strengthened by ties being inserted through the wall and into the floor joist and then the wall was rendered externally. All was conducted with minimal disturbance of the neighbours property.
Once the rear was extension were completed structurally work commenced on the front extension. A new porch entrance was also installed and driveway.
By the completion of the project the clients had truly made the house their own.
Conversion in Tewin Wood
The client wished to transform the aesthetic appearance of their home to create a 'New England' style façade. We removed the existing roofing materials, stripping the roof back to the timber structure and relayed new felt and slate tiles. The external walls were then clad on the 1st floor with timber and the ground floor was rendered, both were then decorated to give a fresh appearance. All windows and doors were replaced. The front door porch was extended to become more a feature and a small single storey side extensions added to enlarge one of the reception rooms. The existing garage also underwent an external face lift to match the main building. Internally various modifications were made to the structure to achieve the desired layout and then complete internal refurbishment took place including new kitchen, electrics, plumbing, heating, plastering, decorating and floor finishes.
Conversion in WGC
Initially a side extension was built to give the client a larger kitchen and a new utility room. We returned 2 years later to add an infill extension, between the side extension and the neighbours rear extension. The infill extension offered the client a larger kitchen and living room. Brickwork and windows were to match the existing building.
Digswell Lodge Redevelopment
One of our current projects is the re-development of Digswell Lodge on Digswell Rise in Welwyn Garden City, working with our developer client Beare Homes.
The Project itself consists of 6 semi detached and 4 terraced new build houses and the alteration of the Lodge itself into 3 maisonettes and penthouse
The project has been very interesting and engaging, working on a project incorporating many different elements of construction process such as the heavy demolition of the lodge extension, a basement construction for the new terraced houses, various foundation types including piling, ground beams and basement, Civil engineering through service main diversions on site and also the refurbishment of the heritage listed lodge building .
We have worked in conjunction with the clients design team (architect, surveyor and engineer) managing every aspect of the construction phase from demolition through to the full completion of each unit and landscaping. We also worked with and adhered to the standards of the LABC, Building Control and Planning.
Extension in Harpenden
The original small extension to the rear of the property was extended across the width of the building affording the client a larger reception room. Brickwork, windows, pitched roof and roof tiles all matched existing features, however larger full storey height windows were added to make the most of the natural light gained from the south facing garden. A patio was also laid to the newly altered patio doors.
Extension in St Albans
A unique design, almost detached from the original building bar a corridor. A large kitchen / dinner was created with a pitched roof formed half of tiles and half glass. A existing small rear extension was demolished to make way for the new extension. The new extension walls and windows were made to match the existing, with two of the 4 patio doors made into bay windows to match the original building. The glass pyramid roof was a bespoke design made from timber constructed in a joinery shop and then fitted on site, the remainder of the roof was tiled to match the main house. Internally a bespoke kitchen was fitted and as can be seen minimal lighting was required due to the extent of glazing in the walls and roof, allowing the benefits of natural light to enter the space. As well as gaining a new kitchen/ dinner the extension also freed up the space the original kitchen had occupied in the main building. The space was renovated giving the client another reception room.
Extension in Welwyn Garden City
The 2 photo's above show examples of rear extension to properties that follow the neighbouring boundary line. These are often sited to the rear of a garage, which itself has been converted into a living space and connected to new the extension. Converting a garage, if not required for car use, is a good way of limiting the size of an extension and also reducing costs. In both cases brickwork and windows match existing features. Flat roofs were installed to match the existing garage roof, the flat roofs are hidden by extending the external walls higher than the flat level to create what is termed a parapet wall running around the roof perimeter of the roof. Paving has also been added to service the extensions new patio doors.
Garage extension in Lemsford
A large garage extension was added to the property to give the client under cover parking and added storage space. A door way was also created to allow internal access to the garage from the existing house. A new block paving drive was also installed.
Hadley Wood extension
This property belongs to a long standing and repeat client who we have carried out various work for over the past decade. The photo shows some of the work that we have carried out on separate visits to the property: conservatory, large kitchen extension to the right hand side of the conservatory, master bedroom extension with balcony- to the top left of the conservatory and also various internal projects such as a new kitchen, bathroom and redecoration of various rooms. Both the client and ourselves have benefited from the relationship created as a level of trust and understanding has been created as to the clients means and needs.
The client had found their ideal location but needed more living space created from the existing building. A Two storey extension was added to one side of the building protruding from the front and rear existing building elevations with a pitched/ tiled roof. A single storey extension was added to the existing rear elevation of the building including a pitched/ tiled roof with roof light windows. The existing side elevation extension was converted and a pitched roof added along with a pitched roof being added above the front door to create a porch area. The 1st floor was also rendered and decorated externally to be in keeping with surrounding properties and all existing windows and doors were replaced. Internally the building was completely refurbished and remodelled on both floors with walls being repositioned to create new room layouts. This included new plumbing, electrics, stud partitioning, plastering, decoration and various floor finishes. Landscaping included a new driveway and boundary walls. The rear garden received new turf, patio and paving.
The client gained from the project the home they required for their needs in the location they wanted to be- making the house their own.
Large 2 storey conversion in Harpenden
A large 2 storey side extension comprising of a treble garage, games room, bathroom and bedrooms was added to the existing building. Dormer windows were built into the extension roof and a vast drive area installed and landscaping conducted to the front and rear of the property.
Large extension in Radlett
Large scale extensions were added to the rear of the property and a complete refurbishment of the existing building was carried out creating a completely new layout. The buildings façades were completely transformed with new brickwork, windows, doors and roofing being installed. New paving and a patio were also added to the rear garden.
Large two storey extension in Hertford
A large two storey extension was added to the rear of the house and a loft conversion installed in the original roof space. The clients received a larger kitchen/ dinner, larger master bedroom with ensuite and a new fourth bedroom in the loft conversion with roof light windows. A new patio area was also added to the side of the rear extension and retaining garden wall built. The tiled pitched roof, brick work and windows were all to replicate the details of the main building.
Side extension in Harpenden
A two storey side extension, running front to back was added to the property affording the clients a larger reception room, additional bedrooms and a larger garage. The extension were to again match the existing building, The roof tiles were reclaimed to tie in with main roof and windows were to match those on the existing building.
Side extension in Welwyn Garden City
A side extension was added to the existing property to create a larger kitchen, hallway and new cloakroom. The client gained 3 larger areas from an extension that has minimal impact on the buildings external appearance. The extension was rendered externally and painted to match the existing building.
Small extension in Hatfield
These 2 photo's above show small extensions that have added a single room to a property. In both cases the client has achieved a minimal but functional required space that was simply not possible to locate in the existing house. All extension features such as brickwork, roofing and windows were made to match the existing. Patios/ paths were also laid.
Tiered extension in Harpenden
The build involved a tiered extension. A two storey extension was added to the rear of the property attached to the right hand side of an existing extension. A single storey extension was then added across the entire width of the rear of the building. Brickwork, tiled pitched roofs and windows were all to match the existing. The extensions gave the client a larger kitchen, living room and larger master bed room with ensuite. Various openings and alterations took place inside the property to create new rooms. The front of the building was also refurbished with new finished.
Two storey extension in Harpenden
The client was happy with their home's location but needed more living space to accommodate their expanding family. A two storey extension was added to one side of the property running from the front to rear elevation. A single storey infill extension was also created to the front of the property to bring the extension and existing front door wall in line with the right hand side of the property. All existing windows and doors were replaced and all external brickwork, render and roof tiling were to match the original property. Internally the building was completely refurbished with new electrics, plumbing and decoration. The client gained larger reception rooms from the existing building as a new kitchen was fitted in the extension. A new bed room and larger bathroom was also created on the 1st floor by the extension. A new garage was created and unique brickwork details added to the front door wall. On return visits to the property we also installed a new drive way and paving to the rear garden.
Two storey extension in Harpenden Common
A large two storey extension was added to the rear of the property creating a large orangery space to the ground floor with 3 sets of patio doors fitted for natural light and two large ensuite double bedrooms to the 1st floor. Refurbishment also took place to the small existing single storey extension to the rear of the property. 2 sets of large French double doors were added to allow in natural light and the room was completely redecorated with underfloor heating installed below the tiled floor. Extensive patio and paving areas were installed around the rear of the building and a new drive way added to the front.
Two storey extension in Welwyn Garden City
This project involved adding a two storey extension to the rear of the existing building and 2 single storey side extensions added also to the rear. The client needed more room in their property for their family. The extensions gave the client a new 2nd reception room, new larger kitchen, larger dining room, larger master bed room with ensuite, new 4th bedroom and larger bathroom. A small paving area and garden walls were added to the rear. Internal work also afforded the client a downstairs shower room. New wooden flooring was installed throughout the extensions.
Vertical extension in St Albans
The client had little room to extend away from their existing building so the only way was up!. The brief was create a 2nd floor for the building. We started by taking off the existing roof and then raised the level of the external walls. A new roof was then installed over the newly created 2nd floor of the property which gave the client 3 new rooms in the property. A small rear extension was added to create a utility room giving the client further space in the existing building to enlarge the kitchen. The existing house was totally refurbished with a new 1st floor layout to accommodate the new stairs to the 2nd floor. This involved new plumbing and electrical systems, stud walls, plastering, decoration and various floor finishes. Replacement windows were fitted to the entire house and new pitched tiled roofing added to the existing side garage and front porch. New landscaping layouts were also fitted to the front and rear including garden walls, paving, patios and driveway.