We are currently working on a major renovation project in Le Lavancher, which is on schedule for completion in December 2019.
The project incorporates extensive refurbishment of a chalet, a garage and two mazots. Like many of our projects, this is a full turnkey solution, starting with the demolition of an existing garage structure and full strip back to shell of the main chalet and mazots. These digital renders illustrate the scale of the property.
The renovation is a large project comprised of many different and specialised works. The main chalet will ultimately include 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open plan lounge and dining area, kitchen, cinema room and a games room. In total the project will cover 180 square metres.
The first mazot will include a lounge & living room, a mezzanine level with staircase and an extension bathroom/WC.
The second mazot will include a lounge/living room and a bathroom/WC.
The rebuilt garage will be double sized to accommodate two vehicles.
With such a fast track project to deliver, proper planning is essential to stay on schedule.
Our team first breaks the project down into phases and then draws upon our previous experience to make accurate estimates for completion of each phase. This allows us to accurately track progress along the way.
Major excavations are now well underway in the garden of the property. Extensive work is required in order to establish new service routes for mains sewerage, rainwater and power. As soon as this is complete the earth will be moved back into place, allowing garden landscaping to begin.
Due to the age of the property and the scale of the work taking place, an electrical rewire is essential. Modern features including underfloor heating and new lighting will be installed. New plumbing and heating systems will also be fitted to bring the hot/cold/waste/extract systems and boiler up to modern specifications.
Following the completion of the rewire, work will begin on the new architectural interior, including new internal ceilings, walls, timber floors, installation of the new bathroom suites, tiling and installation of the new bespoke fitted kitchen and joinery.
For the exterior, work is currently underway on enlarging the existing decked terrace, sandblasting of the external timbers & re-staining of the wood to ensure a weatherproof and attractive finish.
External render finishes will also receive a paint finish to complete the facade overhaul.
Whilst the existing roof is largely to be retained, we will be upgrading the insulation internally to improve the energy efficiency of the property as well as installing several velux windows to provide additional natural light to the bedrooms and hallway on the 2nd floor.
Our team ensure the project continues to move forward on schedule by coordinating with the many different contractors working on the property to ensure all are able to proceed as quickly and efficiently as possible. The project began in April 2019 and will meet a deadline of December 2019, allowing the client to enjoy their chalet over the winter holiday period. Now that the project is well underway keep an eye on our blog for more updates as it continues to progress.