Birch Extension Case Study

The Brief:

When it comes to quality house extensions Colchester residents have been placing their trust in us for over a decade, as we have a well-earned reputation for always delivering the highest level of workmanship on every project we work on. As was the case when we were approached by the owner of a 2-bed home in the picturesque village of Birch, just a few miles outside of Colchester. The client wanted to extend their property to create enough additional space to offer a brand-new bedroom, an additional bathroom, a new study, plus increased living space and a larger kitchen.

The client was also keen for their home extension to be more eco-friendly, which has become an ever more common request in the house extensions Colchester has seen in the last few years. After detailed discussions with the client, we agreed on the construction plans and our team of Colchester builders got to work in transforming this property.

The Solution:

To create the space needed to meet the clients’ needs we decided on a wrap-around extension at the rear of the property, consisting of a single-story extension on one side and a double-story extension on the other side. Both extensions boast underfloor heating which was designed by Continal Underfloor Heating, and also feature Velux windows throughout to maximise natural light. When installing the roof we opted for lead gulleys for water drainage, and decided on exposed oak truss beams for the interior, which we finished with LED uplighters for accent lighting. 

Our team of Colchester builders also removed an external window on the original dwelling to create a walkthrough to the new extension. To offer a more eco-friendly approach to heating we built a chimney stack with flue for a log burner that features in the new living space. We also included a separate cupboard area to house the underfloor heating manifolds and water heaters, as well as the control systems for the air source heat pump system (another more eco-friendly heating system). The heating system choices have ensured that this extension has become another of the more eco-friendly house extensions Colchester can be proud of in the city’s move to a more sustainable future. 

The Outcome:

The completed double-story extension created the space for the new bedroom on the first floor, featuring a high vaulted ceiling with Velux windows on both sides, finished with a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden. On the ground floor, the extension offered a new study, an additional family bathroom, plus increased kitchen and living space. The project ran smoothly and our team of skilled Colchester builders perfectly married the existing older structure to the new extension.

When completing these types of house extensions Colchester residents are lucky that we live in a drier part of the UK, as we were only slightly delayed by the weather and managed to make that time back up with hard work, meaning we finished on time and on budget. The client was very pleased with the end result, which is always our ultimate goal. After all, when it comes to house extensions Colchester has a local construction company that always puts its customers first and exceeds expectations on every project, regardless of size or scope.

The best house extensions Colchester has to offer

There are many reasons we at Kendall FM Building and Construction are known locally for delivering the best quality house extensions Colchester has to offer. For more than a decade we have forged a reputation for excellence, built upon the highest level of workmanship of our master tradesmen and Colchester builders. It is our attention to even the smallest detail of a project, and our working relationship with our clients that allows us to create the best house extensions Colchester can boast.

So, if you are ready to turn your home into your dream home, contact the team that always gets it right the first time, every time, Kendall FM Building and Construction.   



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