Case StudyTHE MAKING OF OUR GUARDIAN ROOM

BEFORE

This is what we started with, a Blacknell Building of about 1978. The extension was on the house when we bought it in 1982, so we do not know too much about it. We were never very happy with it, and had been wanting to either refurbish or replace it for some years. The deteriorating roof covering finally pushed us into making a decision, and we decided to renew.

Having discussed our requirements with Three Counties, and listening to their advice, we finally gave them the go ahead in May 2015.

OUT WITH THE OLD

The first two days were spent dismantling the old extension and clearing the site.

The top picture was at the end of day one, and shows some of the debris waiting to be taken to the skip.

The work continued the next day, removing all traces of the old building and breaking up the old (very flimsy) slab, in preparation for the ground work.

PREPARATION

The build team arranged for the delivery of an extra narrow digger, and soon got to work digging the footings. However, rain stopped play – as it was to do so on many occasions over the build period.

Eventually the footing were dug, and so the rains came again.

WE MUST HAVE GOOD FOUNDATIONS

At last! The cement is delivered, and we can anticipate the building work moving upwards.

Footing complete and bricklaying has started in earnest

THE BUILDING IS GROWING

The slab is laid

Walls almost complete...

...and now we are ready for the doors, windows and roof

NEARLY COMPLETE

The windows, doors and Guardian roof are installed.

Well just the interior to be worked on now. At least the weather shouldn't dictate progress now.

EVERYTHING COMPLETED

Decorated, floor laid and furniture in place. We are now enjoyed our fabulous Guardian Room