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Kitchen Extension: Traditional design with a modern twist, full of daylight  

Project type: Domestic

Build cost: £130, 000 

Location: Dore, Sheffield, S17 

Client: Confidential 

Contractor: Paramount Builders 

Status: Completed 2019. On time and budget.

Fees: Advance Package

Building contract: JCT Building Contract for a Home Owner / Occupier

Area cost: £2928 / m² 

A previously extended house that was not completed to the owner’s satisfaction. A simple Kitchen Extension has now finished off properly to give the clients exactly what they wanted. Parts of the previous building work were failing and we helped put them right. A small infill extension, with a feature lantern roof light, was designed to provide more space and natural light to the Sitting Room. A complete Kitchen remodel was also completed to provide a stunning open plan Kitchen + Dining + Social space. This approach resulted in a traditional design with a modern twist, that is flooded with natural light.

You can watch a little video of the clients talking about their kitchen extension experience below.

At first glance the extension is a straight forward matching in design but there are several clever design details and techniques tucked away to create an extension that is far from ordinary. Such details are: 

  • The polyurethane flat roof with recessed hidden gutter built into the roof itself so there are no visible gutters.  
  • A ribbed design detail to the top of the flat roof to mimic a more expensive zinc metal standing seam roof covering. 
  • Sculpted feature lighting to the perimeter of the feature lantern roof window creates a subtle, warm glow when switched on, that makes the rooflight almost appear to float in the air.  
  • A specific type of flat roof build up was used, called a ‘cold deck roof.’ This helped keep the thickness and bulk of the flat roof to a minimum to ensure it was not too dominant and overpowering. Generally, under the Building Regulations, lots of insulation has to be used, which can often result in very clunky and thick roof build ups. Over the years we have worked out several intelligent ways to reduce flat roof build thicknesses.

The bespoke made to measure, handmade timber kitchen by My Fathers Heart is the centre piece of this project. It is simply stunning and continues to impress. The kitchen includes a central island unit with seating + perimeter units with lots of worktop and storage cabinets, taken right up to ceiling level. Some of the features include hand crafted solid wood units finished in Farrow and Ball colours + solid granite worktops + subtle cupboard lighting + top end appliances like the Bora induction hob with integrated downdraft extraction system [no overhead extractor fan] + Siemans ovens + Quooker filtered boiling water tap

No expense was spared with high quality materials used throughout. Such as clay bricks + Tricoya modified wood [guaranteed rot proof for about 50 years!] + timber French doors [old ones reused] + polyurethane roof covering + lantern rooflight with dual-coloured frames + Omnie TorFloor underfloor heating + genuine oak parquet flooring + porcelain floor tiles + handmade solid wood kitchen + solid granite worktops. 

The clients continue to be over the moon about their completed project and their only regret is that they didn’t employ us to help design and project manage the old extension project that didn’t go so well!

Problems Solved:

Obtaining Planning Permission + Building Regulations + co-ordination of feature kitchen + project management + control of costs

What our customers say

Overall, it was the perfect journey

“Throughout the project Nathan always listened and asked if we were happy with everything before progressing to the next stage.

When we got to the actual building stage it was an absolute breeze, fantastic. There was clear communication all the way along with the builders so we knew exactly what was happening and when.

We found Nathan is very easy to work with and that makes a difference too. Overall, it was the perfect journey, and we are very happy with how things turned out. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Nathan and we already have done so on a number of occasions.”

Sue + Norman

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