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Modern Kitchen Extension
Project facts
Type of Home: Terraced Victorian home extension
No. of Bedrooms: 3
H+H Aircrete: H+H Standard Grade Celcon Blocks
External Walls: Cavity Wall construction
The story...

Cameron and Claire decided to extend into the side return of their Victorian home to create a spacious kitchen diner. Built using H+H Celcon Blocks the extension has made the house noticeably warmer and improved the sound insulation.

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Modern Kitchen Extension

Cameron and Claire Whitlie have lived in their Victorian terraced home in Kingston-upon-Thames for almost thirty years.

When the utility room developed a leak and the exterior brickwork needed repairing, they realised it was an ideal opportunity to remodel the back of the house. The couple were keen to create an open plan kitchen with bifold doors opening on to the south facing garden.

They contacted design and build specialists Beacon Lofts, which drew up the plans for a side return extension and organised the building work.

Once work started Cameron and Claire were amazed at how quickly the walls of their new extension went up.

Lead builder, Florin Ciornei explains why he selected H+H Standard Grade Celcon Blocks to build the cavity walls of the extension: “We chose H+H Celcon Blocks because they are a good quality product. They are light to handle and easy to use - we’ve been working with H+H products for a long time.”

“For this extension we built a cavity wall with brick exterior and Standard Grade 440 x 215mm H+H Celcon Blocks on the interior with rockwool insulation,” Florin adds.

The finished extension houses the kitchen and dining area, as well as a sofa and television. Claire comments, “We spend most of our time in the open plan kitchen now. We cook and eat in there enjoying the views of the garden, and then in the evenings we watch TV and relax in there too.

“The weather has been unseasonably cold recently, but we’ve stayed nice and warm in our new extension. Building the kitchen extension has changed our lives completely – in fact we hardly use our old living room at the front of the house now.”

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