This example was built to replace an existing uPVC conservatory. The new building sits on the same footprint of the conservatory and makes use of the original concrete foundation.
This photo makes the project look like a simple square room, in fact, it is a dog-legged shape, running down the side of the main house. The extension sits on a footprint of 2.6m by 4.8m and is being used as a sitting room and occasional dining room.
The extension is built using a traditional timber framing method and fully insulated. Inside, the room has a fully plastered and decorated interior. The new room has been knocked through, into the main house.
The room should have a light and airy feel, thanks to the two sets of bi-fold doors which create a glazed corner. A roof lantern has been fitted which will ensure the back of the extension and the room it leads onto are light.
Initially, Urban Dens customer wanted a rendered exterior finish to match the main house. Following discussions with the Urban Dens team, a Cedar clad finish was chosen to create a contrast between old and new. We think this was a wise choice. The soffits and fascia boards have been colour matched with the uPVC doors, creating a contemporary finish.
The project took three weeks to complete.
If you live in Essex and want to create a timber frame house extension, talk to Urban Dens on 01277 220 925 or take a look at their website.