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We discovered that the flank wall (the side wall to the rear addition, the opposite side to the party wall with the neighbouring house) was unstable. We also discovered that the first floor joists were not tied, sufficiently, into the building. That means, at our job in Greenwich, we have now taken down the whole of the flank and rear walls of the rear addition. You can see the before and after photos here…

As well as dismantling more of the house, we have now started constructing too!

The home office is really taking shape, and we’re excited to share a photo of it, so far…

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If you love your home, and don’t really want to move, a home office/outdoor room could be the perfect solution in creating extra space for you and your family. Another outdoor room we created in the past, is this one, below… remember that you can have power, heat and lighting all supplied to your garden room, and it really can be a beautiful and comfortable addition to your living space.

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Another way that many people choose to create additional space in their home, is of course to convert their loft. In Greenwich, the works to the loft are also progressing. We are now ready to start roofing…

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A head for heights is a no question ‘must’, when you’re creating a loft conversion… this photo reveals it all (and no, that isn’t my foot in the pic!) Look at the road, so far below…

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As well as progressing with the timber work for the loft, we have, once again, been making great progress with our latest project.

Last week, I talked about the helical bars that we would be using to strenghten the brickwork. The bars are inserted into the wall, across the cracks, at 300mm intervals, and then they are bonded into place.

As well as stabilising the brickwork, we have continued digging out for the lower kitchen floor, and, we’ve also poured concrete for the kitchen extension and home office foundations.

We’ll be putting new windows into the whole house, these have now been delivered. P1130071

There is regularly a team of six or seven on site at any one time, and, as well as our building team and other tradesmen, we are investing in the future by employing apprentices to work and learn alongside our experienced crew. Here at Create, we are  committed to developing and supporting our younger team members, so that we are continually able to deliver a service that is designed to exceed your expectations. We know that the building industry has not always been credited for reliability and attention to detail. At Create, we are committed to a standard of excellence and transparency in all our work. Also, if you are curious to see how our latest project might look when we’re all finished, you can view our portfolio of past creations by clicking HERE. There are photographs showing many of our projects, stage by stage, from start through to completion.

Til soon!