Completed front elevation of the two storey side extension

Two Storey Side Extension Construction Diary

Before and after photos:

Before & after photos of the construction of a two storey side extension.
The extension created additional living space for the family. It involved the demolition of an old garage to erect a two storey extension with a split level ground floor interior. The higher level of the ground floor extension at the rear, opened onto the existing kitchen and living areas; with French doors opening out onto the rear garden. The lower level provided replacement garage parking. Upstairs we built two bedrooms and installed the pluming ready for a luxury bathroom. We then built a new set of access steps to the front door and a new brick-built porch.
This two storey side extension involved all of the following property services: Joinery, electrics, plumbing, plastering, roofing, bathroom fitting, general building, window fitting and carpentry.

Please scroll down the page to view before, during and after photos of the building of this two storey side extension. Alternatively, please click on one of the sections in this quick list below to see a particular aspect of the building process.

Completed rear elevation of the two storey side extension

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Before Building Works Commenced

The original front and side of the house
The original front
and side of the house

The original side of the house
The original side
of the house

the original side path and 
garage before demolition
the original side path &
garage before demolition

the original side path and garage space after demolition
the original side path &
garage space after demolition

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Digging Foundations

Starting to mark out and remove old concrete base
Starting to mark out &
remove old concrete base

Removing the rubble
Removing the rubble

Digging the foundation trench
Digging the
foundation trench

Digging the foundation trench
Digging the
foundation trench

Filling the foundation trench with concrete
Filling the foundation
trench with concrete

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Installing Pipework

Installing pipework
Installing pipework

Installing pipework 2
Installing pipework

Installing pipework 3
Installing pipework

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Building the Base & Brick Walls

Brickwork above damp proof course
Brickwork above damp proof course (DPC)

Compacting the base
Compacting the base

The damp proof membrane on the lower level
The damp proof membrane
on the lower level

The damp proof membrane on the upper level
The damp proof membrane
on the upper level

Additional insulation for the upper level
Additional insulation for the upper level

The concrete is added to the base
The concrete is added to the base

Steel reinforcement is added to the concrete base
Steel reinforcement is added to the concrete base

Our bricklayers get to work on building the rest of the wall
Our bricklayers get to work
on building the rest of the wall

The interior wall of block bricks on the ground floor
The interior wall of block bricks
on the ground floor

Scaffolding is erected to enable construction of the second floor
Scaffolding is erected to enable
construction of the second floor

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Joinery

The first floor joists are secured into position
The first floor joists
are secured into position

The first floor joists are secured into position
The first floor joists
are secured into position

The supporting steel goes in above the garage door opening
The supporting steel goes in above
the new garage door opening

Joining together the old with the new
Seemlessly joining together
the old with the new

The first floor joists from above
The first floor joists
from above

The second floor starts to take shape - rear
The second floor starts
to take shape - rear

The second floor starts to take shape - front
The second floor starts
to take shape - front

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Installing Roof Trusses

The roof trusses arrive
The roof trusses arrive

Installing roof trusses
Installing roof trusses

Installing roof trusses 2
Installing roof trusses

Joinery on the roof
Joinery on the roof

Seemlessly joining the old to the new
Seemlessly joining the old to the new

Brickwork on the gable end
Brickwork on the gable end

Completed brickwork on the gable end
Completed brickwork on the gable end

Installation of the roofing laths
Installation of the roofing laths

Installation of the roofing laths
Installation of the roofing laths

Ready for tiling
Ready for tiling

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Roof Tiling

The new roof is tiled to match the existing roof
The new roof is tiled
to match the existing roof

Our roofer works on the ridge tiles
Our roofer works on the ridge tiles

Ridge tiling
Ridge tiling

Ridge tiling and flashing
Ridge tiling & flashing

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Wiring & Plumbing

First fix electrics and plumbing
First fix electrics and plumbing

First fix electrics and plumbing 2
First fix electrics and plumbing

First fix electrics
First fix electrics

First fix electrics 2
First fix electrics

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Installing Stud Walls

After Caber boarding the floors the stud walling is erected
After Caber boarding the floors
the stud walling is erected

After Caber boarding the floors the stud walling is erected
After Caber boarding the floors
the stud walling is erected

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Plasterboarding & Plastering

Plaster boarding of the new living space
Plaster boarding of the new living space

The ceiling inside the garage was also boarded and plastered
The ceiling inside the garage
was also boarded & plastered

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Garden Steps

New steps up to the new front porch were built
New steps up to the new front porch were built

The completed new steps
The completed new steps

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The HD Property Services team on this two storey side extension project included:

  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Plasterer
  • Roofer
  • Bathroom Fitter
  • General Builder
  • Window Fitter
  • Carpenter

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