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Huge extension creates beautiful home for three generations

EYG has helped three generations of the same family convert and extend a three-bedroom cottage dating back to the 1700s into a dream modern living space.

The Lincolnshire property was originally bought by Ann Marie and Michael - 35 years ago.

But last year their daughter Kim moved in with their grown-up grand-daughter Victoria, and the family set about extending the modest property into a delightful four-bedroom home with accompanying annex.

  • Aluminium bifold doors, aluminium windows

What did they do?

The property has a separate living wing for Kim, and another for her parents.

The family then come together in the communal kitchen and dining areas for the three generations to cook and eat together.

The dining room is now in the extended new part of the house which features huge floor to ceiling panoramic windows and bifold doors and is the real show-stopping part of the transformation.

A hayloft in the garden has also been transformed, which is now stunning living accommodation for 25-year-old Victoria.

The entire back garden has also been landscaped to ensure the outside is as jaw-dropping as the inside.

The challenging build was carried out during 2021 – with the pandemic causing supply issues and delays.

But the whole family is now together and enjoying the fruits of their labours.

Anthracite grey windows, anthracite grey bifold doors, aluminium windows and doors

What did they think of the work?

EYG manufactured and installed all the anthracite grey UPVC flush casement windows, as well as two sets of aluminium bi-fold doors.

Kim said of the windows and doors: “They do look great and it was a big decision what to go for, as the house dates back to the 1700s.

“I knew white UPVC wouldn’t look right, but the anthracite grey perfectly matches the old parts of the house with the new parts.

“The colour looks nice against the old brick and the windows don’t look ‘plastic’ at all, they look like they’re painted wood. I am really happy with how it all looks and how it’s turned out,” Kim added.

Anthracite grey windows

What diifferance has it made?

The work has made the period property more energy efficient, with the windows being A-rated for energy performance.

The family has also installed heat pumps so they can embrace modern heating technology to improve their overall Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).

EYG’s Operations Manager Martin Littlefield said of the overall transformation: “The family has given a period property a complete makeover and brought it into the 21st century with modern technology having a huge impact on the home’s ability to retain warmth and become more thermally efficient, and in return result in less carbon emissions.

“It looks incredible and is worth all their hard work. We are thrilled to have played a part in this home transformation and congratulate them on delivering an incredible family home that works for all generations.”


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  • Fensa
  • Constructionline
  • CHAS
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