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Tom & Besma – Ringley, Whitefield.
Tom & Besma got in touch early 2012 from memory with thoughts of converting their garage into a kitchen and breaking through the gable end wall into the garage area to create a large open plan living area. Tom went about getting plans/building regs and approval and in 2013 came back to me stating they were now in a position to get the work done. The idea was to get the work done in time for Christmas. The work involved converting the garage area into a modern kitchen area which involved removing the existing floor and installing a floating floor which was what the architect specified due to heat loss values because Tom & Besma wanted full height windows on the rear end of the kitchen and a large sliding patio door going into the garden from the lounge.
The exisiting felt flat roof had to be removed completely due to the internal height requirements. All roofing timers were removed and disposed. New roof timbers OSB board and a EPDM firestone rubber roofing system was installed which can be seen in a couple of the photos. Current soil stack had to be moved and therefore new underground drains were installed to suit the new soil stack situation. A new baxi duo tec condensing boiler was installed in the kitchen and all new pipework re-routed to suit. A new electric board was installed to supply the kitchen area and new fire rated recessed LED lightin was installed into the ceiling. The entire kitchen and lounge area was plastered and kitchen then installed with granite worktops.
An absolutely amazing transformation from what was a glorified bin store into a sleek contemporary modern and spacious kitchen.
All work undertaken entirely by NMB.
Kitchen chosen was the Lucente high gloss handless kitchen in cream with a Ubatuba granite worktop. All plans and designs were completed by Nev at the planning and design stage of the initial consultations. To compliment the kitchen a 12mm Walnut style laminate floor was agreed upon with a 5.5mm fibre board underlay which helps acoustically with foot traffic.
A glass on gas hob was chosen which sits perfectly in with the Ubatuba granite and a stainless steel undermount sink was chosen to go in the island with routed draining grooves in the granite surface. A stainless steel built in double oven is installed next to the Vauth Sagel pull out larder unit completes and all together stunning transformation from the old to new space.
We converted our old garage into a kitchen and connected this to the rest of the house to create large open plan living space. We also had a bathroom, boiler and radiators fitted throughout.
The guys were fab. Ben who did most the work was great. Always on time, cheerful and helpful. Nev, the project manager, was always a phone call away if we needed anything. He was great at working around our timetable and coming back after the work was complete to check everything was OK.
It was a pleasure doing business with North Manchester Builders. I highly recommed these guys.
24th January 2014