The completion of a stunning two story extension to a cottage located in Bulmer near Malton in 2018.

To match the existing profound exterior, natural stone was machine cut and hand dressed to the millimetre for a perfect quality finish. The extension was built using NHL and compromised of 3:5 lime mortar, mixed to a 2:5 washed soft sand, 0:5 sharp sand and a 1 lime ratio. The client asked for the extension to be built tight to the neighbouring wall to run on an angle to their house. The architect drew up the details, obtuse and acute angles were used to follow the existing alignment of the property. The Grade II listed property has remarkable character and therefore to keep in line with the look of this, machine cut stone sills, stone heads and mullion corresponded to the existing stone millions on the property.

The structural stud work/ RSJ’S supported the ridge beams followed as per structural calculation. A raft foundation to support the extension had to also meet structural calculations and adhere to building control specifications. Structural toe beams were installed under the raft to support the neighbouring wall, this was to take away risk of claps prior to digging the raft. This was undertaken following complex calculations. The use of numerous lead valleys and a single box gully all formed using lead, were used on the structure of the roof.

An addition of features implemented to the extension, coincided with the original grade II listed cottage. Handmade William Blyth light antic tiles specially produced to match old pan tiles, were used on the roof to match with the unique tiling of the property. These tiles are often specified when working with and replacing old pan tiles on listed buildings. Old reclaimed York stone capping on the neighbouring wall was used to also match the existing wall capping, with heritage style lead work. Beautifully handmade timber windows and garage doors especially designed to match the present dwelling, were fitted to enhance the exterior and character of the property.

A Villeroy and Boch bathroom was installed, first fix and second fix alongside Villeroy Boch tiles laid from the floor to the ceiling.

Other key features included; a new external Worcester boiler fitted, relocation of the mains electric board and a washed finish concrete flooring inside of the garage.

On completion of the extension, Indian stone paving was used to renovate the driveaway with a pin curve border and drop curb entry for a perfect end result.

The project was completed within the time scale, all to a very high standard. The project value was between £70k-£80k.

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