This project was carried out on a secluded property in Buriton. From the outset we had to liaise with Natural England due to bats living in the property and we had to ensure that we used the correct materials and procedures so as to meet their requirements.
The purpose of this project was to turn a 3 bedroom bungalow into a 4 bedroom house by constructing another storey.
To enable us to do this we had to install 2 rows of RSJ,s throughout the entire length of the property. These were supported by the installation of steel posts onto concrete pads. This enabled us to install the required floor joists and supports for the first floor.
We also had to form a steelwork frame to the rear of the property so as to take the new higher roof timbers. Roof trusses were then installed on this new steelwork so as to form the shell of the property. This work was carried out over the existing roof thus keeping the property watertight. The existing roof could then be removed and the new floor level divided into 4 bedrooms,2 bathrooms and a galleried landing.
We formed a covered veranda on posts with a shingled roof and fitted decking to the ground floor.
The entire property then received a complete rewire, new oil filled heating system and completely plastered throughout.
Velfac doors and windows were also fitted throughout the property.
The external walls were then cloaked in Triso insulation and cedar cladding before the fitting of metal box guttering to match the windows.