Charlotte and her family decided to add a rear extension to their Edwardian terraced home in Wimbledon to create more indoor space with added warmth and sound insulation. The use of Celcon Blocks has also facilitated the potential for building up one storey on the extension at a later date.
Futureproofed Kitchen Extension
Charlotte and her partner have always enjoyed living in their Edwardian terraced home in Wimbledon, although after spending lockdown with two young daughters, they realised they needed more indoor space. The couple decided to complete a rear extension to create more room. Built using H+H Celcon Blocks the extension has made the house noticeably warmer and improved the sound insulation.
The couple already had the planning approved so their contractor, the Westminster Building Company was able to start the job quickly. The whole process from point of contact to completion of the extension took just four months.
Charlotte comments, “We were amazed at how quickly the Celcon Blocks were installed after delivery – it was barely a week before the walls were up.
“As soon as the extension was completed there was an immediate feeling of greater warmth around the house. As it’s an Edwardian property, we used the opportunity to insulate as much as possible.”
Will Clark, Director of Westminster Building Company, explains why they used H+H aircrete, “H+H is a big name, so I didn’t give it a second thought when using their Celcon Blocks. I knew I was buying good quality building materials that are light to handle and easy to use.”
“Technically speaking this was a job that required some forethought, as the homeowner wanted the extension to be futureproofed for building up a storey. Also, one of the next door neighbours was planning for a rear extension to their home.
“This meant that we built a 300mm wall with two layers of 100mm Blocks with a 100mm cavity wall insulation using 7 newtons thermal Celcon Blocks on the inner skin. This was both to facilitate future upward building and to ensure that the neighbours plans weren’t mitigated.”