Mr & Mrs. Smelt approached us to discuss their proposed two-storey extension after having spoken to other builders that did not meet with their expectations.
To create the required additional two rooms we demolished the existing garage to make room for the proposed play room which would lead into the kitchen via a door, which we later changed for a stable door, so whilst Mrs. smelt was in the kitchen she could keep the top part open and keep an eye on the children.
All existing underground clay piping was replaced with 4 inch plastic, and a new manhole was fitted once the drainage was completed and past off by the local building Inspector we then began to build the new concrete floor, followed by scaffolding which was erected to allow the completion of the brickwork up to roof level.
The next step was to break into the existing roof and build the new roof structure, which would form the new bedroom and extension to the existing bedroom, giving Mrs. and Mrs. Smelt the extra room they so needed.
In addition to the structural work, we also extended the central heating system to accommodate three extra radiators, updated the electrics including new lighting and sockets, completed all the carpentry work such as skirting boards, internal doors, hand rail balustrade, loft hatches, boxing in of all hot and cold pipes, and an extension to the existing staircase and landing area so as to comply with building regulations.
The existing space underneath the stairs was then opened up to allow for the creation of a cloakroom/WC as well as some valuable space used to house the washing machine and tumble dryer.
In addition to the structural work, we also took care of the additional heating, electric, carpentry, plastering and final finishing touches so that the clients had nothing to do other than decorate and then start enjoying the extra space.
With a new baby on the way, we knew we needed more space in our home, but moving house wasn’t an option. So, we looked into having an extension built and after speaking with one or two builders we came across Apple Solutions.
After a few initial discussions about what we we’re after, it was clear that John would be able to build us the extension we so badly needed and do so on time so that we weren’t in a mess when the baby arrived.
Once John’s team started work everything went quickly, smoothly and most importantly, without any hassle or major disruption.
Now our extension is finished it not only looks great but also gives us exactly the space we needed for our growing family. We couldn’t have been happier with what John and his team have done for us.