During our initial meeting, we will discuss your requirements and the potential costs involved – we cannot provide definite costs at this stage since the designs have not been created so the parameters for the work are not clear. We will put you in touch with our architects (if you prefer) who will create your design and go through the planning consent process for you.
Once we have the working drawings, we will finalize our quotation and draw up the paperwork for the build. At this point, you can change your building materials or discuss the design further with the architect. However, this is more difficult once planning permission has been granted or if we have already purchased the materials. Therefore, we ask that you sign off on the design when you sign the paperwork with us. The paperwork will include a specification of work and a payment schedule.
When the paperwork has been signed, we will agree a start date with you and schedule a pre-start meeting so you can meet the site foreman and answer any final questions you may have.
Since the kitchen is so integral to the running of your household, we offer to set up a small, temporary kitchen elsewhere in the house while we complete the work. There are a number of options for grills and tea making facilities to minimise disruptions while we build your new kitchen.
Kitchen extensions typically take 8-10 weeks, depending on the size, design, and interior. The site foreman is responsible for keeping your work on schedule, and he will discuss any delays or issues with you as they occur.
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will not consider a job finished until you are absolutely happy with it. Over 90% of our work comes from personal referrals, and we are proud of our excellent customer service as well as the beautiful kitchens we build.
There are 6 main phases that make up the kitchen extension process:
Our team begins by clearing space in your garden and digging the foundations. The depth and type of foundation will be determined by the architect, and depend on a number of factors including soil type, adjacent structures, tree drainage, the size of your extension, and ground conditions. The building inspector will need to approve the foundations before we can continue to the next stage.
Once the foundations have dried, we begin the brickwork. The building inspector will need to approve the brickwork as well to approve the damp proofing. The duration of this stage depends on your extension type – if you prefer to use more glazing, you will not require as much brickwork.
Demolition and Structural Reinforcements
Once the brickwork has been built to the highest point (the roof plate), our team will need to knock through to the existing kitchen and remove the former exterior wall. We install steel beams to reinforce you’re the structure, and seal off the back area of the new extension to ensure that your home is secure. We can move some of your kitchen facilities elsewhere in the house, as the kitchen will not be usable at this point.
Roofing and Flooring
Our team builds the roof to weather-proof your new extension. Once your roof has been completed, our team will install the new floor (most likely concrete) and prepare the area for the internal works.
When the internal work begins, our team will install internal walls, arrange your drainage, install plumbing and heating, and complete the electrical installation. The walls will be skimmed and the outside of the kitchen extension will be completed.
Once the interior is ready, the kitchen will be installed, including skirting, doors, and floor finishes. Once this has been completed your new kitchen will be ready to use.