The Ashco team have been over in Milton working on a garage conversion. The garage has been converted into a bedroom and bathroom for our disabled client.
The contents of the garage were removed and the existing garage demolished to ground level. New foundations were excavate with a suitable load bearing stratum. Concrete trench was added to the foundations which are central positioned under all exterior walls.
Insulation is added to the flooring and floor slabs on top which are 100mm thick.
The walls are built using concrete blocks made of cement mortar and filled with concrete. The inner leaf is to be formed of load bearing thermal blockwork. The outer leaf to be facing brickwork to match existing.
New window openings white UPVC double glazed windows in a white, ones for the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom window has a single opening top light glazing obscure. The bedroom is to be suitable to provide a means of escape in case of a fire.
All internal walls to be lined internally with moisture resisting plasterboard.
The client chose a flat roof with tonalised timbers and three layer high performance felt.
A new door opening between the extension and existing living room. The door needed to be widened and the internal door to match existing.
The bathroom to bedroom door using a sliding door. New fittings are also installed smoke detector, sockets and heat detectors. These are all around the house to help our client.
The walls are decorated apart from the bathroom which will be tiled. These are the two walls in the shower area and splash back. They picked new natural coloured ceramic glazed tiles.
A new shower former is fitted a contour ecodec with pumped gulley waste manufactured from at least 90% recycled materials. An electric shower Mira advance ATL Flex extra BEAB Caremark to be user friendly for the blind and visually impaired with thermostatic temperature stability. A control have separate flow contour contrasting and LED backlit temperature controls with push button start/stop and audible bleeps. Two weighted curtains and rail.
New shower seat, wash hand basin and toilet were installed. The client picked “Sola” Twyfords bathroom and steel chrome plated arm lever taps.
Below are photos of the finished build:-
All of these changes will make a big difference to our disabled client. If you want more information on domestic builds please click here