Bungalow Converted to House in Hemel Hempstead
Self-build clients in Hemel Hempstead purchased a detached spacious bungalow in 2020 that had the potential to extend upwards creating a complete first floor adding value and space to the existing bungalow.
Vision was contracted to manufacture and install the new timber frame structures which would completely transform this bungalow.
With the existing ground floor remaining in-situ, the client opted for a tin hat scaffold system to protect their belongings down below as well as a temporary protection for workers whilst they install the new first floor.
A telehandler (photo above left) was used to lift the panels and materials to the new first floor level which the erectors then fit into place.
A Hiab lorry (photo above right) was used alongside the telehandler to deliver & lift the panels. Sites with restricted access do not always allow for large articulated lorries, which many suppliers stipulate must be used to deliver their products. Vision often choose the hiab lorry due to its convenience when working in built-up and rural locations.
The outside view through one of the new dormers to the first floor. H Control vapour control foil is fitted with batten to internal face of external panel providing dual performance within one product. Insulation, vapour barrier, and airtightness reduces the number of installation steps as well thickness, without compromising the U Value.
The timber frame now installed, external windows and doors can begin to be fitted making the new first floor structure weather tight.
Vision helped me change a small bungalow into a family home, they were very professional and extremely helpful as this was a project that I decided to manage. Tim and Ian assisted me during the whole process and then once it was time for the build to start Luke was appointed as the contract manager who we are more than pleased with as he was very helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you Vision.
To speak to us about your own bungalow conversion project, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0118 971 2181. We can assist with planning applications, demolition and building works associated with the preparation and finishing of your timber frame extension project.
Bungalow conversions are extremely popular with a reform of planning laws meaning to add a new first floor to an existing bungalow can be applied for via a fast-tracked planning service. Read more on our Bungalow Conversions page.
You can also see other projects we have completed where an existing bungalow has been converted into a house using our timber frame panel systems. Click on the images below for information about the project.