About this Project
This property was built in he 1950’s and therefore, was in desperate need of a refurbishment and TLC to rectify the underlying issues. To provide a larger space for the family occupying the home, the aim was to extend the rear and the first floor of the house.
Due to some movement of the west side of the existing building, we had to underpin the front of the property. This is the process where we repaired the foundations of the building by excavating below the foundations and creating a new, stronger foundation below the existing one. We worked alongside some excellent structural engineers in Hove to design the appropriate structural support required to correct this property movement issue.
Once the underpinning work was complete, ,we moved on to the extension. We extended the large master bedroom on the first floor and built a new elegant ensuite bathroom. The property was quite dark, with limited natural light, which the owners wanted to try and improve. Therefore, we extended the living area with a new kitchen on the ground floor, as well as fitting new windows and patio doors to the rear in order to increase light from the south.
Results of the Project
After completing this project, we were able to provide the owners with a modern, more stable and well lit home. The natural sunlight that now pours through the rear of the home, creates that warm, bright and fresh feeling.
The correction of the subsidence, along with a new roof, meant the family were safe, in a more structurally suitable home.