House remodelling in Waddon
Construction Bear undertook this complete house refurbishment with two storey rear extension and landscaping to create a beautiful new family home with all the modern conveniences fit for 21st century living.
The original 1920s building was in a bad state of repair, yet the property and its location had good potential for remodelling. Our design team decided to extend the structure to allow for a reception area, generous family room with a contemporary open-plan kitchen and an extra bedroom upstairs.
These structural works proved quite complex and took considerable technical skill on the part of the Construction Bear team to execute. The extension required structural reinforcement in the form of a 7m long steel beam placed on the first floor load bearing wall. To position the beam, our team had to demolish the rear wall of the ground floor, support the first floor with acrow props, then slide the steel beam through an opening in the side wall, guiding it precisely through the acrows to its exact placement on the load bearing wall. We then further reinforced the extension structure by building an additional three support columns.
To create the ultimate in comfort for family living, our kitchen specialists fitted a brand new modern kitchen, fully equipped with double oven, microwave, American style fridge freezer, wine chiller and four point induction hob with hood. For a beautiful, contemporary finish, our designers chose a stylish work top hand-cut from natural granite, along with a peninsula bar table for easy entertaining.
Our team remodelled the bathroom and installed a shower room (walk-in wet room), both with underfloor heating, brand new contemporary-style fixtures and fully tiled from floor to ceiling.
For the landscape design, we created a perfect entertainment/relaxation space in the rear garden with a large decking area that flows naturally out of the family room. In the front we regenerated the lawn and laid a block paving pathway and driveway, which provides off-street secure parking for four vehicles.
Construction Bear undertook all necessary works and finishing to remodel the house to the highest standard, including:
- All electrical works
- Carpentry work (including doors, stairways, skirting, shelves/cupboards)
- Installing a complete new roof
- Flooring and adjoining
- Boiler installation
- Security installation
- Interior plastering
- Perimeter fencing
- Interior/exterior lighting
- Interior decoration
- Window and door installation
- Loft storage space
- Achieving 75 EPC points for energy efficiency
The result is a superb 3/4 bedroom semi-detached family home that is setting the tone for other developments in this exciting up-and-coming area.