Churston Builders – The Torbay and South Hams Builder. Two-storey Extension and Elevated Car Port in North Rocks Road, Churston.
This project was carried out during the Summer and Autumn of 2019. There were two main elements to the job – a two storey house extension with a matched in pitched roof that ran the entire depth of the house with a further single storey running out from the rear of the property. The second element was the the raised car port which would allow level off-street parking.
To allow full site access the house extension was the first project. The current single storey was demolished and footings excavated. The footings were poured and blockwork commenced with blockwork below the damp proof course tanked (waterproofed) where it came in contact with the soil bank that ran along the side of the property to ensure the structure was fully protected from water ingress. A concrete floor pad was poured and the structure completed to roof level. Structural steel was used to create the new roofline and then the roofing timbers were built to tie in with the existing roof. The roof was completed with slate recovered from the original roof being used at the front of the property and mechanically fixed ridges.
Meanwhile inside the roof was insulated with rigid boards and first fix plumbing and electrics completed. Outside the second storey was finished in rigid PVC cladding and bi-folding doors were fitted to the ground floor front elevation.
Integration of the new and existing elements of the property were completed along with boarding and plastering. The second fix then commenced featuring a stylish shower room on the second floor and and attractive light grey Howdens kitchen to the rear of the ground floor. Engineered wood flooring was fitted to the ground floor to tie the elements together and the property was further enhanced with the fitting of internal Oak doors giving the property a really light and modern feel.
Groundworks then commenced for the reinforced foundations of the raised car port. The raised platform was completed and levelled into the existing pavement where a new full width drop kerb was finished to local authority specification.
More info – Churston Builders are approved by Torbay Council in the provision of drop kerbs and may be able to complete any adjustments to your property at a cheaper rate than the municipal works teams.