Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – External Blockwork Wall Construction

Day sixteen to twenty one – 18th – 22nd November (week four) Continuation of the block work construction to the garage section side extension this is to be constructed up to plate for the first floor so all single storey to be single storey this has an increased ceiling height due to the DPC being […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Beam & Block Floor

Day eleven – fifteen – 11th – 15th November (week Three) Due to a water leak we had to move out as there was quite a bit of water damage and the electrics were not use-able so had to be switched off till it was fully resolved and dried out. This meant we had no […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Block work to Ground Level

Day Six – Ten – 4th – 8th November (week 2) Building Regulation Requirement: Ground Floor wall construction. 102.5mm Facing Brick work 100mm Cavity with GA4000 Insulation or similar 100mm 7N Aerated Blockwork Blockwork to GL Dave and Steve carried out the next stage of construction … That is to construct the block-work from top […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Foundations

Day Five – 2nd November A group of guys turned up with a prepared cement mixer to fill the foundation trenches with concrete. The use a pipe and pour it straight in. First they started with the upper patio filling the 1.25m trenches and then with the lower foundation section all filled to the same […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Foundations

Day Three & Four – 30th & 31st October Building Regulation Requirement The foundation construction comprises of: minimum 450mm wide x minimum 1000mm deep concrete trench fill footings. To be agreed with Building Control. The cavity to be filled with Lean Mix to 225mm below DPC. Three guys turned up with a digger to dig […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Removal of the Chimney

Day Two – 24th October Demolition of chimney Two guys came to demolish our existing chimney located on the west side of our house where the new extension is to be located. They removed all but a third of the chimney because: the insulation is like mini foam balls like in a bean bag and […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home – Starting on Site

Day One – 23rd October Erection of Scaffolding At 8am two guys from Alumni Scaffolders attended our property to to erect the scaffolding around our chimney ready for demolition.  

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

STAGE THREE Now we have approval the next stage is to look at construction package for which a package of information will be required for Building Control this is to ensure that all works are carried out to and comply with all current legislations and regulations. This is a detailed set of drawings that include […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

STAGE TWO Creating a package of information for submission for Planning Approval. This will incorporate all modifications we propose including the single storey rear extension / two storey side extension and internal alterations. Within this package it comprises of the following: full set of existing existing plans¬†/ existing elevations¬†these are scaled drawings and show the […]

Expanding Spaces – Making a House a Home

How it all began … Stage One: We went out looking for property in march / April 2015. We knew what we wanted and set out to find our ideal home. What we wanted was a place we could create our ideal living space. After months of searching in may 2015 we found our House. […]