Using our knowledge and working with structural engineers and other experts, Malvern Hills Furniture Ltd can advise on design, planning and building regulations with total confidence, the right materials to use and we will undertake the building project in such a way as to ensure the core character of your property is preserved.
The beauty of engaging Malvern Hills Furniture Ltd. is that as well as undertaking the building work, we can also make the kitchens, bathrooms, windows, staircases, floors and doors in addition to any furniture required. Everything is manufactured locally under one roof and you only have one person to deal with. We can also provide a full maintenance and repair service.
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We have commenced work on an exciting new project in Malvern – a classic Victorian residence built in 1880. The works comprise of a “Multi-Faceted” extension & the removal of the ground floor internal walls to form a large kitchen/diner and utility, a small extension, windows, flooring and furniture.. The work has involved a structural engineer for the RSJ calculations and these photos show the continuation of work and foundations, which in these wet weather conditions has been challenging! Follow this page as Malvern Hills Furniture adds more photos showing the various steps through this building project.
We are most proud of this scheme which has to be one of the most thermally and energy efficient projects undertaken to date.
The original kitchen space was quite small and we were asked to remove a number of internal walls to open up the space and build a small extension with a period double-glazed bay window. This involved replacing the existing sash windows with double-glazed panels to match.
Following a thermal heat loss survey, a number of thin solid walls were identified as being areas of poor insulation. This included an ensuite bathroom with no insulation capacity whatsoever. The walls were reconstructed using modern energy saving methods and the end-result seamlessly integrated with the original fabric of the building, which itself is in a conservation area. This project was difficult logistically and as an example we had to take the old walls down whilst keeping the floors above supported.
We were able to build the bespoke kitchen units in advance in our local workshop, to the sizes and shape required by the client. The small “threepenny bit” extension, as it became named, was built to house a bespoke round , built-in oak table and matching oak window seat. Oak flooring has been laid in the kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen houses a large granite island and has new doors and understair cupboards.
To further reduce energy consumption, all the original lights have been replaced with dimmable LED’s saving a significant amount of electricity for the client. In addition a series of ducted pipes have been added to enable waste warm air to be drawn down to a heat recovery unit in the cellar, which will generate sufficient heat to feed into underfloor heating.
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August 2014 contd. – More images from the interior of the new extension and kitchen
August 2014 – Some updates on our work!
July 2014 – Work progressing nicely – inside and out!
April 2014 – Work carries on – and the sun is shining!
February 2014 – The RSJs go in – even though the weather is atrocious!
January 2014- Preparing the ground works- unfortunate weather conditions this month!