Below are a few photographs and descriptions of previous building projects that we have completed. If you need a builder in Gosport or anywhere in Hampshire please give us a call as we are more than able to handle construction work from the most simple of eg. bathrooms installations, right through to more complex work such as extensions, loft conversions and major house re-building.
This rear extension was completed in August 2017. A great project, the extension involved placing 8 heavy steels into the property to hold up the rear of the house. This allowed the new extension to be totally open planned. A new kitchen has been installed. Bi-fold windows and 2 slim line lanterns. These bring so much light into the property. Underfloor heating finishes the project off. This was a great project. Thank you J&S.
New fitted Kitchen. Project completed beginning of September 2017
Good sized single extension with steel work to open up the existing kitchen and dining area. Lots of lighting options and solar Velux roof lights. KRend to the side of the property also.
A side extension, removing the garage allowing to open up to the existing kitchen to make larger. Utility and workshop to the rear. Full K-Rend to the entire property.
Full strip out of the bungalow, extension to rear and side. Walls moved internally, re-wire, plumbing and Heating. Bathrooms, kitchen etc. The whole kit kaboodle!! We also re-routed all the main fouls lines underground installing 5 x chambers.
A very large single extension to the rear, large structural work to open up as much space at the rear of the house as possible. Bi-folds, new kitchen, new windows throughout, new bathrooms and WC, new patio, new hot tub, just new, new, new! Thanks for the golf clubs by the way!
This is simply an add on extension to the rear with a large set of aluminium triple sliding doors. Steels in, walls down opening up the main house to the new extension. Underfloor heating and a new kitchen to complete. We removed the existing external lounge patio doors and installed a new hardwood set of internal bi folds. Job done!
A nice straight forward impacting change to our clients living arrangements. Open vaulted single storey extension with roof lights, underfloor heating. Structural work allowing a full, free flowing dining section through to the new kitchen. Various general work and and new patio section to complete.
Here we built a simple lean to single storey extension with pitched roof and velux windows to create a sitting area over looking the rear garden. This will also be underfloor heated. We built a double extension to the front providing the much needed 3rd bedroom and study below. A new bathroom, allowing for the existing to be turned into an en-suite and a w.c. downstairs brought this house up to full modern family requirements. Other work includes all new windows and doors, some wall moving, new kitchen, modification of existing bathroom and a boiler move. Quite fancy living in this one myself!
Full width extension to the front to allow a greater living space for the lounge through to a study, formerly the garage. The gas and electric meters all had to be moved involving the relevant authorities. The existing main beam that we found holding the front of the house up had to be beefed up. This was due to be replaced with a large steel but we realised that trying to remove this beam to install another would be detrimental to the fabrication of the property. A quick set of calculations and help from Fareham Building Control - thanks Bill - allowed us the alternative route of angle irons as shown below. Other works here included new patio doors to the rear, larger opening to the kitchen and engineered boards throughout. Andrea and Jeff had virtually no free living space downstairs whilst works carried on. Their patience we hope has been duly rewarded.
Running the full width of the house at the rear, this extension will create a huge additional living space. The dining room wall was removed so the whole room flows. New internal French doors replace the existing from the lounge. The Velux roof lights are solar powered providing much needed light for the North facing garden. The kitchen extends as a utility room, closed off from the main room by a pocket door (one that slides into the wall). New engineered oak floors throughout including the hallway giving that finishing touch. Thanks to Jane and Alan for their fabulous hospitality! Oh and a cheesy photo of some of our top lads...
This is the second part of a project completed a couple of years ago. The existing garage was demolished and rebuilt on the left side of the property with a lowered curb, shrubs and trees removed and a new driveway to boot. A new entrance point was opened up at the front. We built a new single storey extension to the right side continuing back and up to a double storey giving pay to a great dining room with large aluminium bi-fold doors and 3 solar powered Velux windows, larger kitchen, study and store room. There is a small amount of structural and modernising to the living room.
This project entailed knocking down a previous extension and making it larger. Moving a section of the rear further out and converting the entire loft space. Moving quite a few walls internally with many structural beams installed. New bathrooms, kitchen and heating installation along with an open wood burner. A fabulous project in great surroundings. To keep us company we have the chickens, geese and Koi!
This single storey extension has made a massive difference to the living space at the rear of the property. A Large kitchen. Separate utility area and an extended dining room all overlooking the large garden. The aluminium finished and powder coated sky light adds a unique touch to the development. The underfloor heating makes that nice little posh touch too!
This project requires us to extend up above the kitchen (seen on the photos as the flat roof) to create an upstairs bathroom and open gallery living space. The weather was definately our enemy on this one.
This should keep us on our toes! The eco friendly characteristics of this build are quite exciting. Nothing we can't handle of course! A new double extension giving rise for a large family open space to the rear. New kitchen, bathrooms, windows, porch and log burner will fundamentally change how this house functions.
A lovely project for the team. Once the roof has been removed, this will allow major steel work to be brought in to allow us to create a new first floor to this property. The project will also include 4 bedrooms upstairs with en-suites, new windows, bathrooms, a conservatory and a separate orangery. A major project with very tight access, but 'nothing we can't handle'.
Here we have a tired bungalow in a fantastic location ready for us to add a large double storey extension to the rear with full height ground to roof glazing. The new roof and first floor are reconfigured to accept additional first floor space. Plenty of steel work within, en-suite, kitchen etc. to finish.
Here we are plonking on a side extension with garage under, WC to rear, a bedroom or study above. The rear garage was knocked down. "Can you replace our fence panels and lay a new patio while you're here?", they said. "Yeah, why not!", I replied. So we did! Thanks Tim and Jo. It was a pleasure!
This is simply a case of pulling the back of the house out as a double storey with a neat little single storey after. Structural work to open up the internal rooms. Open vaulted ceilings and roof lights. Porch to the front. New windows throughout the house, fascias, soffits and guttering. A new kitchen/en-suite to complete with a view through aluminium bi-folds. A new garden wall also.
Very simply we tabbed on a double storey extension to the 'west wing'. This comprising of built under garage and en-suite. Steels opened up the lounge section to the main house. A concrete slab level with the lawn taking the new log cabin we 'popped in'. Lovely project, lovely clients.
We were only down for structural work in the kitchen followed by new electrics, plastering and the kitchen fit.
Unfortunately the night before the clients were due to move in to the property they suffered a pretty catastrophic burst
mains water pipe in the loft space causing tens of thousands of pounds of damage. From this we are stripping out ceilings,
floors stud walls and parquet floors. The upstairs has virtually been stripped of walls and new ones built in a layout more
suitable with a new en-suite, bathroom. Add-on work includes a new heating system cloak room toilet, aluminium clad timber
windows and doors... the list just grew! To top it all we were requested to build a new double storey annex alongside for their mother/in law
with a garage.
During the annex build, Eileen (Mother/in law) felt the annex lacked a full lounge so it was decided to put in planning permission for a further extension for just such a living space. This put a halt to the project whilst it was approved which prevented the erection of the originally proposed lounge and further prevented the cedar cladding from being installed...see ya later!
Back we came the first week after new year and cracked on. Did what we could... just waiting for the windows... 8 week lead time, although they do look stunning! Aluminium outside, Ral coloured to the clients request and pine inside. Very Swedish, sorry Lithuanian! I can thoroughly recommend them but you have to be patient.
Now we have been asked if we can provide a patio with sleeper walls etc. Finally were coming back to do the drive. Then I think we may have finally cracked this one! 'Home from Home' I think they call it.
This is one of our larger building projects completed. We converted the garage into two basic sound proofed music studios. We then literally removed the rear of the property to add in a new open plan ground floor kitchen/diner and w.c. Above was built a new larger bathroom and a third bedroom with french doors to the flat roof area. which also housed a fabulous lantern for extra light to the dining area. On the front of the property and side we built two bays to increase the living room space. The smaller of the two bays continued to create a large curved porch area. All parapit flat rooves had lanterns to provide as much light as possible. The photos speak for themselves I believe - they show the progress of construction and building work. As you can see this was quite a large project and an utter pleasure to complete. The clients knew pretty much exactly what they wanted to achieve. Using new techniques and new ideas not practised before I believe we have achieved something very special. As is often the case but possibly more so on this project it was a challenge to cost parts that were to a degree experimental.However despite the fact that the owners are coming to terms with moving back into quite literally a new house ("it feels weird, like its not ours yet" they are (as I am led to believe) over the moon! Not only that but as their friends and family see it for the first time its a real slap in the face transformation, with a huge wow factor. Testiment to the owners bold and strong willed commitment to achieving their own goal. A personal goal achieved by all the guys who worked on it too.
North Elevation including studios and courtyard area with jacuzzi
South Elevation and Rear Elevation
Living Room with two new bays
Kitchen / Dining Room
A two storey extension where the sun shone for a change!
Here we are demolishing the existing garage to build one that is larger. The main bedroom stud wall is removed and rebuilt with block and stud. Two ship lap gables and a rendered finish with some brave design work in the render. We also did the block pave drive.
Another tidy project involving a garage knock down and building a new one further down the garden to allow space for a glass roofed conservatory with underfloor heating. The feature we most looking forward to seeing here is the conservatory roof flowing into the main roof instead of a box guttered 'add on' style. We were trying to ensure the the conservatory looks a little more integral with the house. Mission accomplished!
Insulated, boarded and plastered, oh and with some pretty lights too.
A simple flat roof dormer conversion on the side of an existing roof conversion along with Marley Eternit cladding. Thank you Trevor for your kind hospitality and ice-cream!
This lovely project in its extraordinarily long woodland garden was a pleasure to work on. The large kitchen was made into an extended kitchen/family room with its own bespoke kitchen. Changes were made to the walls where the w.c. and utility were situated leaving a more accommodating layout. Above we extended the roof section to allow a fair sized ensuite to the master bedroom. Note the fantastic aluminium bi-fold doors and windows.
Here we are installing a dozen steels throughout to reshape the windows/doors and living areas. New everything basically. Windows, doors, bathrooms, kitchen etc etc. On top of that the roof is removed and reshaped. Cedral weatherboard on the external upper level and K-rend to the lower. New drive and garage to boot. Smashing!
Here we have a tired bungalow in a fantastic location ready for us to add a large double storey extension to the rear with full height ground to roof glazing. The new roof and first floor are reconfigured to accept additional first floor space. Plenty of steel work within, en-suite, kitchen etc to finish.
This project entails some varied internal structural work to open up the dining area to the kitchen. A new concealed doorway to the living room and fabulous aluminium folding doors to the rear. Including the construction of two dormers to the roof in place of the original Velux windows. A complete overhaul really. The kitchen was courtesy of Controlled Interiors of Fareham.
This job required the area to be completely levelled and free of all foliage. We then build a base to take an oak framed garage with soak away. While were at it we will complete a block paved turning area removing a dilapidated existing garage area and rebuild the front to match the existing listed wall including a couple of gates to measure. The beauty of this job is the conservation stamp we have to follow, matching mortars and bespoke heavy duty gates with old style ironmongery.
Here we are stripping the original clay peg tiles from this listed building,
providing a breather membrane and relaying the tiles with all new lead work.
Using a lime based mortar. Although we do not need to invlove Conservation as we are replacing like for like but we requested their
services (free of charge) so as to ensure what we do is complementary to the
property as we did encounter certain issues.
Believe it or not some local roofers wouldn't touch this roof as it was listed with many complications. Quite frankly I'm pleased as two of our lads are from roofing backgrounds and the rest of us were able to offer other valuable abilities. This gave the ability to look at this project from its heart as apposed to just its worth. Yeah it was hard work, monotonous and damn freezing on some days but it cant be a challange without any of those factors! We're dead proud of the result and the local coffee shop did well out of us too! Apologies to the residents who couldn't park their cars for longer than anticipated!
32m long x 2m high, double skin finished with half round capping bricks. Finishes their garden beautifully!
We're diversifying! We are back on a previous project in Hayling Island. We completed the single storey extension a couple of years ago and now, before we erect a double storey extension, we need to move the mains storm drain allowing for foundations for the new extension to built within building regulations. We were down to move the foul but they weren't there! Southern Waters plans were, shall we say, a little array. So a new learning curve for us. A muddy one for sure!
We were asked to build a chimney on the side of this bungalow. No easy task considering above the brick course it was a timber frame. There were some interesting building regs. the original marble fireplace with rear flue was taken out and placed into the external wall at the rear of the property. The new chimney breast allowed the client to have a log burner. Job done!'
A new build porch incorporating the character from the remainder of the house in Soberton.
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standards of finish. A Gosport building firm that provides extensions, renovations, loft conversions, kitchen fittings and bathroom installations.