Churston Builders – The Torbay Builder, completed this contemporary single story extension complete with bi-folding doors in Autumn 2014.
The owners were looking to extend and modernise the bungalow property to give it a contemporary feel. A large open-plan space was required with extensive glazing and woodburners.
Churston Builders were able to assist in the planning the project with their extensive knowledge of new techniques.
Foundations were prepared and a double-leaf insulated wall formed the main structure. The existing building with reinforced with architectural steelwork to support the new flat roof and exisiting pitched roof. The original structural retaining wall was then be removed to form the desired open-plan living area.
All internal walls were plaster boarded and skimmed to a very high standard. Archways were removed and replaced with sharp modern lines in keeping with the theme.
The extension housed two new wood burners, a central double-sided unit serving the new and existing space and a second unit in the new external wall. further heating was provided by modern vertical radiators in the spaces between glazed panels.
A fully insulated EPDM flat roof was installed incorporating two roof lights for additional natural light. Scaffolding for working at height was supplied by Churston Scaffolding.
Churston Builders fitted the latest glazing spec bi-folding doors with matched glazed units in the side walls. Soffits were also colour matched to the glazing.
The new open plan space was finished with the latest electrical fittings to complement the rest of the build and the insulated floor was finished throughout with real wood.
To complete the transformation the two bathrooms were refurbished and the front of the property benefitted from a new front door and rendering.