Here is one of kitchens 4 u ‘s common building jobs where we have cut through a wall
to create a doorway / archway between the kitchen and dining room.
This involved moving the radiator (left hand photo) cutting out the lightweight concrete
blocks, installing a concrete lintel , fitting metal angle beads and making good
with plaster to give a building job that is smooth and seamless.
√ Building Work
One of the more major building projects carried out by k1tchens 4 u is the construction
This conservatory was built on a steel base which we fabricated in our workshop.
The advantage of using a steel conservatory base is that foundation pads are used
instead of traditional trench foundations.
This method of building conservatories is especially advantageous when the conservatory
is located to the rear of the main building and access by mechanical diggers is impossible.
The conservatory base is constructed of 75mm x 75mm box section perimeter with 75mm
x 40mm box section joists complete with adjustable legs for easy levelling. This
floor structure is then insulated and covered with flooring grade chipboard giving
a warm, insulated damp free structure on which to build the conservatory.
The right hand photo shows the base bolted to the house and that custom joists can
be added to frame around drains so that they can be accessed from inside the conservatory
if need be.
The photo to the left shows the insulation in place ready for the flooring to go
down onto the steel conservatory base. Below is the flooring fitted ready for the
coservatory to be fitted
Building this conservatory has created a fantastic light and airy space, a beautiful
extension to any home
One of the common requirements to improve a property is the installation of steel
beams or lintels and the removal of walls. The trend of older houses is that rooms
tended to be small with dining rooms separate to the kitchen.
The modern trend is to open up the layout for an open plan living allowing more light
This is the same view point as the finished kitchen below
Steel awaiting fabrication
Adjustable steel props supporting the floor and walls above to allow removal of the
walls which are load bearing