Halat Building Contractors have been working on a new home renovation and extension in Finchley. The large project includes a complete renovation of the ground floor along with a single story extension to the back of the property. In addition, HBC is constructing a porcelain-tiled garden patio which will be covered by a lightweight and clear roof.
A significant challenge in the project was the installation of structural support beams, which maintain the integrity of the building as internal walls were removed. The largest steel girder had a size of 305 x 305 mm and a length of 6.5 meters. A mounting of this size required three special materials lifts from Genie and a total of eight workers. This large beam was fitted to support the rear garden wall on the first floor (as the original back wall on the ground floor was completely removed).
Thirty props were used to temporarily support the first floor whilst the support beam was installed. Although potentially very dangerous, HBC’s experienced and highly qualified staff had no issues. In addition, the opening to the rear garden was designed to maximize available the width and height. This made it possible to install a bi-folding garden door, giving beautiful views of the garden and facilitating a great flow of natural light.
In the roof of the rear extension, we installed two large roof windows. These are electrically operated and include rain sensors which automatically close the windows in poor weather – essential in a British summer! The windows also illuminate the interior of the extension and kitchen beautifully.
This single story extension – along with the open plan kitchen – gives the client a very practical and spacious living area. This allowed us to accommodate a large kitchen, dining room and living room – all in open plan arrangement. Combined with large garden doors mentioned above, the finished space is a modern, functional and sizable living space.
The flat roof of the extension has been covered with a fibreglass roofing technology. This allows maximum roof clearance and a very high durability – meaning no nasty surprises down the line. The customer will receive a 25 years warranty (very important for roofing projects).
We’re currently working on completing the internal decorating work, which will be the topic of our next blog!
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