Our client had recently purchased this terraced, three storey property in an exclusive, gated development in Weybridge, Surrey.
The kitchen was to the rear of the property, looking out onto a small garden area. The client wanted to extend out from the kitchen to give more space and to bring in more natural light.
As is common with similar developments, there were several hurdles in the form of covenants that required negotiating before the final design was agreed by all parties.
We were fortunate in that the client has ample parking space and access via the end of the garden, which made life relatively easy for our builders, and buckets of tea served to mollify them when they realised the foundations were going to need to be hand excavated!
The build process
With the base laid and walls constructed with matching local brick, the joinery was delivered to site and the fitter got to work.
All the joinery arrives factory glazed and painted, so with the benefit of fair weather, the superstructure is up and installed within 10 days.
With the interior of the orangery protected from the elements, we removed the two sets of French doors on the back of the house, along with the section of wall in between, inserted a steel support and created a new aperture of approximately 4.0m from the kitchen into the orangery.
Completing the project
Electricians, plasterers, plumbers, tilers and decorators all followed in hot pursuit of completing a beautiful bijou extension, on time and on budget, to the delight of very happy clients!
As a postscript, our builder also undertook the re-landscaping of the garden, creating a lovely terrace for entertaining on sunny days and balmy evenings.
All contractors are engaged by Goodwood Orangeries & Conservatories, with our own Project Manager coordinating trades and keeping clients informed at every stage.
We are proud of our boast that “From Design to Completion, we do everything!”
All works, even those carried out by our contractors, are covered by our 10 year warranty. And, 12 months after the installation has been completed, we return to check everything is in good working order and the orangery has settled in over the past year.