West Bergholt traditional extension on galvanised steel frame extension company colchester

The work to extension this period property consisted of a double storey extension to match the existing brickwork and cladding on the original building. Due to the existing ground conditions it was not possible to construct this extension traditionally and piling was used to provide suitable footing for the galvanised steel frame that was erected to support the main extension structure.

This was infilled with timber studwork at first floor level to provide the same visual appearance externally but via a very different construction method to the original building. The rear of building was clad using traditional timber cladding laid over timber battens.

Internally all of the services were extended to provide power, lighting and heating to the extension. The ground floor walls were finished with traditional sand and cement render but whilst the first floor was dry lined using plasterboard with a 3mm skim coat finish.

The ground floor was constructed using a modern block and beam method as this provide the quickest and most economical solution. The first floor structure was a traditional joisted floor with a chipboard deck.