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New extension and kitchen refurbishment, Laindon Essex, Part 1

This project consists of a small new extension, replacing a dated conservatory, and complete new kitchen extending into the existing utility room and a bar in the new extension.

To achieve this also requires the removal of two walls.

The garden is being excavated to allow a hot tub to be lower down by 400mm giving a bit more privacy.

The extension is about 3.5 mtrs square, nothing complicated, just a nice straight forward build.


The excavation of the footings was straight forward although time consuming because of the amount of concrete we had to remove.


With the footing brickwork done and the oversite started, we are ready for the facing brickwork and internal blockwork, the drain is for the future bar sink.



With most of the brickwork done we have to install the RSJ beams before the roof and top brickwork is done, at this stage it is far easier as the steels are to be up in the ceilings, more on the steelwork in Part2.

With the steelwork done the roof and skylight can be fitted.


The skylight from inside.


With the basic extension built we have now started on the alterations to the utility room including bi-fold doors at the rear.


To continue with this article, see Part 2 , steelwork and structural alterations.