Bungalow Extension

Bungalow Extension – Laid The Concrete Slab – Day 8

Concrete slab from the rear

It’s day eight, and the end of the second week – yes, it’s Friday! It was another scorcher today, with temperatures reaching 27C (yesterday was the hottest April 19th for 70 years). Today the builders laid the metal reinforcement mesh and damp proof membrane and poured the concrete. I looks great! In the previous extension…

Bungalow Extension – First 2 Courses Complete – Day 7

view of extension plot

Today we had the first couple of courses of block work completed, and can see where the doors will be. The vents to extend the sub-floor ventilation from the existing house were installed. Lots of materials arrived today – metal grids / steel reinforcing mesh for the concrete slab, Thermalite blocks, bricks, lintels, and insulation.

Bungalow Extension – Drainage and Soakaway – Day 4


Today the drains were installed. As well as installing a new drain that crosses the span of the extension to go into the existing sewer, the builders also updated the old drain from the WC that had cracked – apparently it had been leaking for years! Never smelt anything though, so I guess most of…

Bungalow Extension – Day 2

rear bungalow extension 2

Not much to report today really. Building inspector is happy with the trenches, builders looked at the drainage and advised some of the old clay pipes are cracked, so they will replace all – there has been some leakage, but not a huge amount. The latest trench dug shows the original foundation of the house,…

Bungalow Extension – Drawings, Planning and Day 1

foundation trench with wood wall supports

Well, new house, new extension! To recap, in my previous house I built a single storey rear extension for a new living room, turned old living room into a kitchen, and then 2 years later, I did a loft conversion. The extension was recorded daily on this blog, but the loft conversion was not –…