Typical Project Timeline

Ever wondered what a stage by stage build looks like? – let us talk you through a typical home extension build and timeline:

This is an extension completed in early 2014 by Leicestershire Builders. They say that 'pictures say a thousand words', so here are some actual pictures not library shots.

After you have obtained Planning Permission (where required) , Leicestershire Builders will liaise with Building Control to pass each major sign off in the project and leave you free to continue to live your life with minimal interruption.

  • Clear the site and begin excavation of foundations

    Finish excavation and dig oversight. Site is kept as tidy as possible for the householder

    Pour concrete into foundations and level (note crates on the right which are later used for the rainwater soak away

    Begin damp course. Note concrete slab now laid. Underneath this are two membranes sandwiching a 100mm layer of cellotex insulation laid over a blinding layer of sand and compacted crushings/hardcore

  • Construction of new drains and relevant manholes. Note the infill with gravel to protect against any movement and give support along the underground pipe and fill all voids

    Commence building walls allowing for openings for doors and windows. Cavity insulation laid between the inner and outer leaf wall

  • Walls built up to roof level ready for steels and catnics. Note the thermalite internal block work carried through to old utility room but the wall has not been knocked through yet to minimise disruption to the household and keep the building secure

    Catnics now in place, roof joinery commenced. Note the brick colour and pattern matched to existing house to blend in the extension

  • Temporary roof cover now in place to keep watertight whilst work progresses. Cavity closers in place and framework for Velux windows begins

    Roof metalwork completed. All Velux window openings doubled up and bolted

    Roof is nearing final completion with roof windows installed, felted and battened. Tiling roof commences

  • The rooms are dry lined, ready for plastering. Electrics are put in place ready for second fix

  • Plastering is completed along with second fix electrics. Windows and doors have been fitted. Note spotlights and candelabra are all latest led lights giving the same amount of light as a 50w halogen for 90% less power consumption. This helps lower ongoing bills and better still, there is no warm up time like the old CFL energy savers.

  • Radiators installed plus second fix plumbing. Room is decorated and we fitted the kitchen. The cooker and microwave have been built in.

  • Gable end completed with downlighters. All design features matched to the existing house complete with high security locking fitments and A rated energy efficient windows. Landscaped and patio laid