The project brief from the customer was to provide a first floor extension over an existing garage to provide additional living and storage space. In order to achieve this the existing garage roof structure and coverings were removed and additional steelwork installed to support the additional structure above.
The existing gable end was removed and the walls extended in a red facing brick that matched the original. The flint infill panels to the front of the building were also replicated using our own craftsmen so that the overall result was that the extension looked like it had always been there.
The roof coverings were also matched along with the fascia, soffits, rainwater goods and windows. By the time the works were completed it was almost impossible to tell that the building had been altered at all which was always the intention.
A new structural opening was formed between the extension and the main house to provide access into the new accommodation. This is clearly one of the benefits of extending your existing home as this was carried out during the last stages of the project which meant that all of the dust and general mess associated with building work was contained outside the main building. By carefully forming the opening it is possible to keep any disruption to the existing accommodation to an absolute minimum.