We are delighted with progress on our large and very impressive four storey house extension in Oakworth, located between Bradford and Skipton, in West Yorkshire, which is being expertly undertaken by McCabe builders to a typically high standard. The project consists of a large side extension to a delightful country home in the Oakworth conservation area. The extension will feature a basement cinema, large play room with a huge glazed bi-folding door opening on each side, a stunning roof terrace with ornate stone balustrades, as well as numerous internal features which link the new extension with the old house. For example, the existing house bathroom has been designed so that it will extend into the new element, incorporating a large new sauna, and the existing outside kitchen wall has been removed so that it is open to the new play room, thus creating a huge new open living space.
The existing house is well shielded by mature trees, which aided us in our design of a substantial extension, which was granted planning permission by Bradford Council at the first time of asking. Following our successful planning application, we set about producing a thoroughly comprehensive set of working drawings which have been closely worked to in an excellent manner by McCabe’s. The structure was complex and as many as eighteen steel beams are now in place holding up the first and second floor accommodation, as well as the 80m2 roof terrace.
Glazed bi-folding doors in excess of 7 metres wide are due to be installed tomorrow which will obviously add to the already impressive look of the project. In our opinion, one of the fundamental factors in making this project work was the construction of the stone walls, and how closely this could be matched to the existing. I think it’s fair to say that the builders have done an incredible job in this respect, and once finished, the project will look absolutely stunning. We are very much looking forward to adding completed photos and details into the “projects” section of our website during early 2012.