Tower Hamlets Homes
Client Name
Housing
Sector
Tower Hamlets, London
Location
Refurbishment
Category

This bespoke house extension project was valued at £2m and took 42 weeks

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  • Installing extensions
  • Structural alterations

  • Central heating services
  • Painting and decorating
  • Tiling and flooring

  • Occupied properties

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This bespoke house extension project was valued at £2m and took 42 weeks

Breadcrumbs:Home>Projects>Housing Projects>Bespoke House Extensions
  • Installing extensions
  • Structural alterations
  • Central heating services

  • Painting and decorating
  • Tiling and flooring

  • Occupied properties

Click to download project case study | .pdf | 600 KB

Project Details

We successfully completed this bespoke house extensions project for the residents of Tower Hamlets Homes. Our housing sector team took on the contract which consisted of 24 home extensions to ground floor flats and houses in the area. Those with an identified need, such as those with large families, small children or disabled residents, were selected to benefit from this project.

Our team was engaged to detail, design and build all of the extensions to comply with Planning and Building Control Regulations as well as negotiating Party Wall agreements with neighbours. The extensions comprised of a mixture of kitchens, bathrooms, lounges, bedrooms or any other space that would improve living environments and make homes more comfortable.

Foundation works were a major element included in this project, due to the uneven makeup of soil structures varying from property to property. In some cases, the presence of hollow underground sections meant that piling to depths of 10 metres was necessary. This enabled an efficient process when knocking through to the pre-existing structure and carrying out all the required alterations. Decorative works such as painting, plastering, tiling and flooring completed the project. The project was completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of all parties without complaints.

Project Challenges

One of the challenges of this bespoke house extensions project was that all of the properties remained occupied during the works, which meant a thoughtful and sensitive approach was always required. The residents were taken into consideration at every step and our site manager personally ensured they were well informed of the work we would be undertaking and progress throughout the entire process. To guarantee further disruption was minimised, for each extension, the external structure was initially built and secured separately to the main building with all doors and windows installed.

Read more about our housing sector projects, here.

Project Details

We successfully completed this bespoke house extensions project for the residents of Tower Hamlets Homes. Our housing sector team took on the contract which consisted of 24 home extensions to ground floor flats and houses in the area. Those with an identified need, such as those with large families, small children or disabled residents, were selected to benefit from this project.

Our team was engaged to detail, design and build all of the extensions to comply with Planning and Building Control Regulations as well as negotiating Party Wall agreements with neighbours. The extensions comprised of a mixture of kitchens, bathrooms, lounges, bedrooms or any other space that would improve living environments and make homes more comfortable.

Foundation works were a major element included in this project, due to the uneven makeup of soil structures varying from property to property. In some cases, the presence of hollow underground sections meant that piling to depths of 10 metres was necessary. This enabled an efficient process when knocking through to the pre-existing structure and carrying out all the required alterations. Decorative works such as painting, plastering, tiling and flooring completed the project. The project was completed on time, within budget and to the satisfaction of all parties without complaints.

Project Challenges

One of the challenges of this bespoke house extensions project was that all of the properties remained occupied during the works, which meant a thoughtful and sensitive approach was always required. The residents were taken into consideration at every step and our site manager personally ensured they were well informed of the work we would be undertaking and progress throughout the entire process. To guarantee further disruption was minimised, for each extension, the external structure was initially built and secured separately to the main building with all doors and windows installed.

Read more about our housing sector projects, here.

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