Interior of the ground floor kitchen extension

Single Storey Kitchen Extension Construction Diary

Before and after photos:

Before & after photos of the construction of a single storey kitchen extension
This single storey rear kitchen extension created additional ground floor living space. The extension was built with a pitched roof, underfloor heating, bi-folding doors and two electric Velux windows. The Velux windows are fully automatic with remote control and self-closing if it rains. The vaulted ceiling was fitted with recessed low energy LED spotlights. A contemporary cream kitchen with built-in appliances was fitted with oak flooring. We also fully decorated the kitchen. During its construction our building team also overcame the issue of difficult/restricted access to the rear of the property.
This single storey rear kitchen extension involved all of the following property services: Electrics, plumbing, plastering, tiling, painting & decorating, kitchen fitting, general building, window fitting, carpentry/joinery.

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Ground floor rear kitchen extension interior

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Before Building Works Commenced

The original rear of the property
The original rear of the property

Marking out the new exterior wall positions
Marking out the new exterior wall positions

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Digging Foundations

The mini-digger and small dumper truck
The mini-digger and small dumper truck

Starting to cut the turf
Starting to cut the turf

Digging / excavation of foundations 1
Digging / excavation
of foundations

Digging / excavation of foundations 2
Digging / excavation
of foundations

Digging / excavation of foundations 3
Digging / excavation
of foundations

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Installing Pipework

Installing the pipework 1
Installing the pipework

Installing the pipework 2
Installing the pipework

The cement pump arrives
The cement pump arrives

Cement pump feed pipe 1
Cement pump feed pipe is taken
through the narrow access
at the side of the house

Cement pump feed pipe 2
The cement pump feed pipe
is carried to the trench

Cement pump feed pipe placed by trench ready for filling
Cement pump feed pipe
placed by trench
ready for filling

Ready mixed concrete arrives to be fed into the pump
Ready mixed concrete arrives to be fed into the pump

Ready mixed concrete enters the feed pipe
Ready mixed concrete enters the feed pipe

Concrete begins to flow into the trench
Concrete begins to flow
into the trench

A foundation trench half-filled with concrete
A foundation trench
half-filled with concrete

The fully-filled foundation trench
The fully-filled
foundation trench

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Drainage

Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system 1
Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system

Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system 2
Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system

Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system 3
Drainage pipes are laid and connected to existing system

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Creating the Concrete Base

Compacting the base of the extension floor
Compacting the base of the extension floor

Compacting the base of the extension floor 2
Compacting the base of the extension floor

Compacting the base of the extension floor 3
Compacting the base of the extension floor

A layer of sand is added on top of the compacted base
A layer of sand is added
on top of the compacted base

The damp proof course is then put in place
The damp proof membrane in place

The concrete base is poured on top
The concrete base is poured on top

Steel re-inforcements are added to the concrete base
Steel re-inforcements are added to the concrete base

The completed concrete base is left to dry
The completed concrete base is left to dry

The completed concrete base is left to dry 2
The completed concrete base is left to dry

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Building the Brick Walls

The bricklayers get to work
The bricklayers get to work

An aperture is left for the bi-folding doors
An aperture is left for the bi-folding doors

More building materials arrive -cleverly hoisted over the hedge!
More building materials arrive -
cleverly hoisted over the hedge!

Interior wall insulation
cavity wall insulation

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Building the roof

Our joinery team gets to work building the roof with a vaulted ceiling 1
Our joinery team gets to work building
the roof with a vaulted ceiling

Our joinery team gets to work building the roof with a vaulted ceiling 2
Our joinery team gets to work building
the roof with a vaulted ceiling

Our joinery team gets to work building the roof with a vaulted ceiling 3
Our joinery team gets to work building
the roof with a vaulted ceiling

Our joinery team gets to work building the roof with a vaulted ceiling 4
Our joinery team gets to work building
the roof with a vaulted ceiling

Our joinery team incorporate the spaces in the roof for the two Velux windows
Our joinery team incorporate the spaces
in the roof for the two Velux windows

Our joinery team incorporate the spaces in the roof for the two Velux windows 2
Our joinery team incorporate the spaces
in the roof for the two Velux windows

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Roof Tiling

Roof tiling begins
Roof tiling begins

View of the roof from inside
View of the roof from inside

View of the roof and Velux windows from inside
View of the roof & Velux windows from inside

View of the roof & Velux windows from outside
View of the roof & Velux windows from outside

Finishing off the roof tiling and flashing
Finishing off the
roof tiling & flashing

Finishing off the roof tiling and flashing 2
Finishing off the
roof tiling & flashing

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Underfloor Heating Installation

Wiring & pipework for the underfloor heating
Wiring & pipework
for the underfloor heating

A layer of concrete is applied over the underfloor heating
A layer of concrete is applied
over the underfloor heating

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Bi-Fold Doors

The almost completed extension, prior to installation of the bi-fold doors
The almost completed extension, prior
to installation of the bi-fold doors

Preparing the aperture for the bi-fold doors
Preparing the aperture for the bi-fold doors

The completed rear extension with bi-fold doors installed 1
The completed rear extension
with bi-fold doors installed

The completed rear extension with bi-fold doors installed 2
The completed rear extension
with bi-fold doors installed

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Plaster Boarding & Plastering

Boarding out the kitchen extension
Boarding out
the kitchen extension

Plasterboarding the kitchen extension
Plasterboarding
the kitchen extension

The kitchen extension following plaster skimming the walls
The kitchen extension
with plaster skimmed walls

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Completed Kitchen Installation

The completed rear kitchen extension
The completed rear kitchen extension
with vaulted ceiling & recessed
low energy LED spotlights

The completed kitchen incorporated a breakfast bar
The completed kitchen design incorporated
a useful peninsula/breakfast bar

The kitchen was fitted with appliances
The kitchen was fitted with appliances

The rear kitchen extension created a great family area
The rear kitchen extension
created a great family area

The uPVC bi-fold doors opening
The uPVC bi-fold doors opening

The uPVC bi-fold doors half open
The uPVC bi-fold doors half open

The uPVC bi-fold doors fully open
The uPVC bi-fold doors fully open

The low maintenance oak flooring
The low maintenance oak flooring

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The HD Property Services team on this single storey kitchen extension project included:

  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Plasterer
  • Tiler
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Kitchen Fitter
  • General Builder
  • Window Fitter
  • Carpenter

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