Two storey extension to bungalow

Homeowners the Quans, who needed an accessible family home, were keen to find a speedy route to adding two storeys to the existing bungalow so that they could avoid the need for builders to be on site for long periods of time.

“We found Moduloft by chance, whilst researching a quicker way to construct our extension,” say the Quans.

The design was drawn up by architectural technologist Jamie Wright, from The Complete Building Regs service, in collaboration with Moduloft’s Andrew Emsley.

The scheme, winner of Best Offsite Manufactured Project at the Build It Awards 2018, required 26 modules in total – 13 for the first floor, and the same number again for the second storey.

The living spaces were factory-manufactured in 10 weeks, ready to go on site. “The build team came down in late January to remove the roof and lifting started a week later,” say the Quans.

The modules were craned in place over the course of just six days, creating a largely pre-finished new space complete with level thresholds, increased door widths and a lift shaft to aid wheelchair accessibility. The rest of the work was completed in just a few short weeks.

The finished extension adds 250m2 of accessible living area to the original bungalow – including five bedrooms, two bathrooms and a games room – for a total cost of just over £320,000.

What’s more, the design incorporates a number of wow-factor features, such as a projecting canopy roof over the gable end, a roof terrace and several Juliet balconies to enjoy the views.

“We were really pleased with the crew’s professionalism and it was fantastic to see how enthusiastic they were about our project,” say the Quans. “The end result is great; thank you Moduloft for building our dream home!”

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