Orangery in Chalfont St. Peter

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The clients wanted to extend the kitchen by opening it up into a large orangery, with utility room on the side.

The kitchen window is the one with the hose reel beneath it.

 

 

 

 

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The CAD image.

 

 

 

 

 

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The existing slabs were lifted as the mechanical excavator prepared to dig the new trenches

 

 

 

 

 

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Loose earth and a drainage pipe mean shuttering was required

 

 

 

 

 

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Further shuttering

 

 

 

 

 

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Foundations ready to pour concrete

 

 

 

 

 

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Concrete poured and a new soakaway dug, this is a big hole beneath the plywood board. You can see the pipe running from this back to the extension which will be connected to the rainwater pipes at a later stage.

We also dug out in preparation for a new patio to be laid at a later stage, once all the messy jobs such as plastering are complete. Using the dumper we bought in many tonnes of  granite chippings (Type 1 M.O.T.) for use as a base for the patio.

Top soil has also been saved for the client to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brickwork being set out.  We use concrete blocks where there will be no visible brickwork.

 

 

 

 

 

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The new base is being compacted.

 

 

 

 

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Compaction complete.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facing brickwork going up.

 

 

 

 

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A local multi brick is a perfect match

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for a cup of tea?

 

 

 

 

 

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The scaffolding will enable us to do a quicker, better and safer job of the brickwork and roof

 

 

 

 

 

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Laser-levels are used to establish a datum around the site, but used correctly a line of string can be effective.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walls almost to “plate height”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready for the roof

 

 

 

 

 

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Roof structural underway and the start of the critical stage of removing some of the existing roof tiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The large glulam beams form the structural opening for the lantern.

The deck is laid to slight falls, but the Sarnafil roofing can be laid flat.

 

 

 

 

 

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The existing kitchen roof is temporarily sheeted over

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A cold, dry day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The kitchen roof needs to be opened up so we can weather the new roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sarnafil roofing laid

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eavesbeam of new hardwood lantern roof fitted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Creasing tiles being laid

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The boiler needs to be removed from the existing kitchen wall before we can fully enclose the extension,

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New boiler fitted in utility area.

 

 

 

 

 

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Lantern erected and glazed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready to start the knock-through

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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knock-though in progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kitchen door blocked-up, how to get to the wine!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ceiling plaster-boarded.

 

 

 

 

 

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Ceiling skimmed

 

 

 

 

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Normally the walls are plastered before the floor is screeded, but better to screed the floor first in this case.

Aprrox 100mm of Celotex GA4100 insulation is laid, then underfloor heating pipes on top.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Screed laid. Again, this is done with a laser level and is perfectly flat.

The screed can start drying whilst other works are being done.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Walls plastered and painted. The screed is drying out well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New kitchen delivered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The final result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Tiles to match the existing were sourced and extended out past the peninsula. New wood-effect tiles were laid in the lounge area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The ideal spot to enjoy the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Final patio laid.