New extension is taking shape

Progress is quite rapid now and each day brings a new step which shows how we are moving forward. We are above the first floor level now with window reveals in place so you can really see the shape of the new kitchen extension.

Blockwork above first floor level

The area at the back of the kitchen-dining room, which is to be single story, is amazing even without the roof. When you stand in this space you get a real feeling of light – I just know this is going be my favourite area within the building. I have a fabulous light earmarked for the wall in this area. Only problem is that it is on the expensive side and its acquisition will depend on how much of our contingency has gone into other areas – and especially into that dreaded underpinning of the garage!

The back wall of the extension showing the single story stone work and the new block work which will form the upper story

The roof joists have now been ordered too. The windows are at the point of manufacture and we just have a couple of final points to sign off before they go into full production. The small joinery company I am working with on these have been brilliant, I can’t praise them enough, and I’m so excited that we could get the look I was after rather than having to be tied to a mainstream manufacturer due to costs.  Sometimes Peter’s budgeting spread sheets really are worth their weight!

Looking up through the floor joists

If you have a building project, interior or garden and landscaping project which you need help with or ideas for then please give me a ring: Alison 01572 747318 or 07973843020.

I work on interior design and garden design projects in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Oakham, Uppingham and Rutland as well as further afield. I will design a garden to complement the architecture of your home and choose the right landscaping materials to complement it. If you are frustrated with endless searching for the right fabric or wallpaper and paint colours and overwhelmed with the enormous choice, then allow me to make a handpicked selection for you. I will complement the style of your existing rooms and provide a few choice pieces which will bring the whole look together.