Case History - Cantsfield
This project came via a friend of the customer who recommended our work.
The Farmhouse was damp and cold. Outbuildings overshadowed the kitchen, and a kitchen extension was planned.
The customer had previous experience of renovating a property, and knew what they wanted. So in early October we ‘evicted’ the family, and proceeded to completely gut the house. We demolished the outbuildings, and dug out a large patio area. We took out walls, repositioned stud partitions,took out a large section of house wall and fitted steel beams.
All the existing walls were lined with studwork, with a breathable membrane separating the external walls & stud. Rigid insulation boards were fitted between the studs and thermal plasterboard fastened to the studs. All the ground floor has been insulated and underfloor heating laid. Additionally, new Electrics and plumbing fitted.
We built an extension to enlarge the kitchen, & fitted new windows and doors throughout. The old dairy, which was previously only attached to the house by the roof, has been integrated into the main house to provide a utility room and wet entrance where the owner can enter the house and shed wet coats & wellies.
The next phase of the job is to lay floor tiles & engineered laminate to the ground floor.
Hopefully we will soon have internal pictures of the finished product.
The customer will end up with a highly insulated draught free home, which has been designed & built to their requirements.
We have maintained a great working relationship with the customers, even though they have had to put up with a certain amount of upheaval whilst we carried out the work.
I look forward to seeing them installed in their new home very shortly, and the children will be able to play with their Christmas toys at last.