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A1 Complete Builders were awarded contracts to convert this old barn and build 2 further extensions by our existing client.
The barn has been stripped leaving the stone walls in situ, block built up gable end and a Glulam beam fitted with timber frame dwarf walls built to increase height and enable two bedrooms to first floor. Construct walls and fit wooden staircase. Also benefiting with underfloor heating run by a ground source system, three 50 meter trenches with coil pipes connecting to a manifold.
The first extension is one storey timber frame again with a Glulam beam fitted supporting rafters. Construction of a bedroom ensuite with family bathroom and lounge.
Underfloor heating installed again all run by ground source heating. The second extension is a new kitchen being built later this year.
Duration of time on site – 12 weeks
Project 2015, Mount Wise Newquay. [Timber frame Kitchen Extension]
Our client is the head vet from The Animal Hospital where we completed an operating theatre in 2014. A1 was Instructed to undertake this project and the demolition of a shed cleared the way for the kitchen extension to be built. The frame is built on stilts supporting the front of the building and is timber frame from the ground up.
A high end specification using 140mm timber framing with earth wool insulation and an air tight Pro Clima Intello Plus check barrier/membrane, fitted to the inside with 40mm wood fibre laid with a batten service void and then finished with 12 mm Ply under 12.5 mm plaster board.
External is fitted with Bitroc boards over total area and stainless steel mesh lath before rendering over. Most materials used is Eco Friendly and local sourced timber. The general idea is to make this not only air tight but a breathable construction giving our clients a large warm family kitchen extension. The flooring used is Egger Waterproof Boarding with a ceramic tile finish.
The Roof is a flat roof with a River Pebble finish laid over a E.D.P.M Membrane over 18 mm Deck. A Douglas Fir decking built alongside to finish. The kitchen supplied by Howdens and fitted by A1 Complete Builders. All electrics and plumbing in-house and over seen by A1.
Duration of time on site 11 weeks
After extensive work completed by A1 Complete Builders the Clients decided to use our services once more to do various external works to include, excavation works by digger to the garden area and build block and brick retaining walls surrounding their property, extend the garage but also remove the flat roof and build a new vaulted pitch roof over then to reconfiguration the internal layout.
The back of the cottage also had sand and cement render on which we removed and applied lime putty render to these walls to include the garage and retaining walls.
Once we remove approximately 120 tons of sub soil from the side of the garage we then prepared to block pave the whole area to enable more parking.
D.J. Newman supplied solid oak doors and solid oak gates also fitted by our carpenter/joiner onsite.
Duration of time on site 7 weeks
A1 Complete Builders have been awarded phase one and two contracts to build a new animal operating theatre and patient waiting area with new W.C. facilities.
12 years ago a kind lady donated her property to the animal hospital to convert in to their dream veterinary practice, a charity run practice relying on the public’s donations in various ways.
Demolition of the old timber theatre has taken place and construction is under way. The Internal layout will consist of a main operating theatre, isolation room and separate recovery rooms for cats and dogs. All materials sourced locally for this concrete block construction with a tile roof to match existing and U.P.V.C. fitted windows.
Duration of time on site for phase one: 12 weeks.
A1 Complete Builders have been awarded a contract in South Tehidy to Renovate a 18th Century former Pilchards house also extend the kitchen area and convert the Loft space to include a roof dormer.
This property has been in the same family for three generations being bought originally for a sum of £22,000.00, recently sold for over £400,000.
A1 will convert the loft space to create a ensuite bedroom cutting into the rear roof and build a dormer over the new stairwell.
The first floor will benefit from a second new ensuite linked to the master bedroom also the removal of all plaster lath ceilings throughout and floors to the ground floor, installing new D.P.M membranes.
A ground source heating system is being installed to service the three bathrooms and under floor heating installation. There will also be a complete new up to date electrical Installation and alarm system.
The property will also benefit from an extended kitchen area and upgrading of the rear roof.
Duration of time on site: 5 months
A1 Complete Builders Won the Contract to Renovate A 300 Year Old Cob Thatched Cottage in Feock.
Our clients own the thatched cottage adjoining this and have done substantial works over the years but now face a challenge in restoring this property to its former glory but very sympathetically.
The property has been empty now for some six years and had only two night storage heaters in place. There is no kitchen just a couple of cupboards and a Belfast sink and no bathroom. The old and new extensions will now benefit from a new heating system to include under floor heating and the installation of two wood burning stoves backed up by a boiler system.
This cob cottage will also benefit from four new living areas once the four extensions are built around this old frail Cottage. Extensions to include a single story lobby/bathroom, a two story lounge down and bedroom above, another single story kitchen extension and finally a two story dining room down and bedroom above.
All wood windows and doors purpose made by D.J. Newman Joinery although the cob cottage is listed and the existing windows will remain in place and have an overhaul, new sash cords etc.
The cob itself is very frail and in poor condition in various areas this will need stitching together with 6 – 12 mm stainless steel helifix bars other areas will need to be carefully taken down and rebuilt with cob blocks in particular the cottage had a cob extension tacked on the end but it was not tied into the thatched section and is causing concern as to its stability.
Cornish Lime Company will supply all materials needed to undertake the cob restoration works to include lime plastering all internal and external walls using C.L.S 28,30 and 33 grade mixed with hair and 3.5 St Astiers Lime allowing this historical cob cottage to breathe and live on.
Most of the internal doors will be oak ledge n brace, floor finishing will be a mixture of ceramic floor tiles, carpets and oak plank floor boards. The cob cottage floor is a completely different set up as it needs to breath and once the floor has been dug out and reduced we will lay a Geotextile with 150 mm recycled foam glass insulation and a 150 mm limecrete slab with underfloor heating pipes laid before laying the finish floor surface A 75 mm lime/sand screed.
Duration of time on site: 4 Months
Demolition of small utility room to make way for a modern part basement kitchen extension.
A stunning extension, designed by a local architect. Difficult access made this extension expensive when compared to other similar size extensions but the clients was delighted with the overall finish. A reinforced concrete retaining wall formed the external skin, holding back the ground part way up.
A modern build fitted out with Jeld Wenn Joinery windows etc and a mid range Howdens Kitchen.
Duration of time on site: 14 weeks
A stone faced bedroom extension built in 2012 with one en-suite bedroom and a family bathroom.
This high quality extension with high sloping ceilings and ten solar powered Velux roof windows fitted was built on solid granite.
The stunning bathrooms were fitted with very high spec Sanctuary Ware and porcelain plank style tiles.
Duration of time on site: 5 months
A Stunning Steel Framed Kitchen Extension built in 2011 that shows off a unique vaulted ceiling with string lights and a full gloss fitted Kitchen.
A natural Slate roof and powder coated Bi Fold doors supplied by C.A.W.
Duration on site: 5 months.
This complex Project built in 2011/12 with various Extensions to include a Lounge Extension with a Balcony over, a Kitchen Extension, One timber Framed bedroom Extension and a Garden Room Extension. This property has five bedrooms, all with en-suits, bathrooms and sleeps ten people.
The whole interior was completely gutted and completely renewed and finished to a very high standard, complete with a double Garage and Patio area.
Duration on site: 11 months.
A stunning Stone built Extension accommodating a large kitchen and two bedrooms built in 2010.
All materials sourced locally, Granite stones and Coins, natural slate roof complete with dormers and internally, all solid Oak floors and solid Oak doors fitted throughout.
Duration on site: 6 months
A traditionally built block extension accommodating a lounge and one bedroom built in 2009.
This two story Extension with locally sourced Granite Coins was finished to the highest of standards and matched in well with the existing property.
A traditional built block Extension accommodating a lounge and two bedrooms built in 2009.
A cut roof finished with two Dormers and a Tiled roof, U.P.V.C double glazed windows and U.P.V.C doors.
Duration on site: 3 months
A Traditional built Block Extension accommodating a lounge and two bedrooms built in 2007.
Cement fibre roof and U.P.V.C window and doors.
Duration on site: 3 months.
A unique industrial kitchen Extension built in 2005 for a local Baker complete with stainless steel work surfaces Bakers ovens and natural slate floors throughout.
The roof was fabricated in Zinc with impressive powder coated Bi Fold doors, supplied by C.A.W.
Duration on site: 4 months.
A demolition of a single block Extension with an Asbestos roof to a new kitchen/bedroom Extension, cutting in a new Thatched roof to match the existing one built in 2004.
Duration on site: 5 months
A Solid Brick Extension built in 2002 to accommodate a large Snooker room/Bar on the ground floor and two double Bedrooms on the first floor.
A modern build with all local and modern materials used.
Duration on site: 4 months.
A1 Complete Builders
Lawndowns Grampound Rd,
Truro, Cornwall TR2 4EJ.
Telephone: 01726 883388 or 07979 934678