A Kitchen Extension in Surrey

Mr & Mrs McDonald had bought a 1920’s property in Reigate with the intention of renovating and extending it to match their requirements and tastes. They wanted to extend their home to create an open-plan kitchen and dining area cater for their growing family and were having trouble getting inspiration on the design of the extension due to the current look of the house.

One Sunday afternoon they saw Prime Oak’s advert in one of the newspapers and decided that an Oak framed extension would contrast the design of their home and felt that that was the best option as they had fallen in love with the idea.

Mr & Mrs McDonald arranged for a designer to visit their home and discussed that they would like to extend onto their drive and to accommodate a new entrance and an open-plan kitchen and dining area, without the room feeling like a conservatory. They instantly loved the design which incorporated a vaulted ceiling with a glass panel in the roof, glazed gable and bi-folding doors.

Planning permission had already been granted for a single-storey extension but the new roof line needed to be discussed with the local planning department. Luckily, there were no objections with the proposed height.

Mrs McDonald said ‘it was pretty amazing to watch it go up… a team of tradespeople arrived and the main oak frame structure was erected in a day… the roof and windows were fitted soon after’.

The extension and ground floor refurbishment was completed in four months and has enhanced the layout of the home immensely as the old kitchen is now used as a family room, utility, WC and boot room.

Mrs McDonald added ‘I’m so glad that we made the decision to go with the oak extension, I love seeing the look on people’s faces when the first walk in… it’s added something rather special to the house and it really comes into its own when we have a party.’

The extension cost around £135,000 from start to finish, including the oak frame which was £42,000 + VAT