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At Abbey Building Contractors Ltd, we understand that having building works completed on your own home can be daunting. With all our projects we aim to take away the stress with clear communication, modern management techniques and methodical working practices.

Scroll down for some shots of our recently completed residential projects.

Debbie and Alex

Three storey extension

This central Chelmsford town house extension provided a new kitchen, a much larger master bedroom along with a large office room on the

top floor.

The first challenge involved piling and the creation of a ring beam before the brickwork could commence. The roof being constructed of prefabricated attic trusses meant that steel beams had to be installed into the main roof and first floor levels, as well as into the extension.


With this challenge met, we were then able to build the roof, remove the rear walls on the three levels of the extension and start finishing works internally.

Kitchen Installation
Three storey house extension

We installed a large kitchen, complete with underfloor heating throughout the kitchen and dining area, tiled the floor and walls, then decorated throughout the extension.

Finally, our groundworks team laid a patio and reinstated the garden area back to lawn.


Rear Extension, Internal Reconfigurations and Kitchen


Before we started works here there was an extension built by a previous owner to a very poor standard. Part of the extension utilised a single skinned pre-existing coal shed and a split level roof between new walls and the coal shed had been created.


Removing the roof, internal partitioning, and an unused shower room and installing steel beams to the main house meant we that could completely remove the existing roof and replace it in one continuous height, as well as opening up the entire area into one large kitchen / living area.


We installed a roof lantern, aluminium bi-fold doors, and new glazing, before installing a cloakroom, utility room, a new kitchen, and decorating throughout.

Rear home extension
Rear extension
Kitchen installation

Ben and Stevie

Loft conversion

Loft Conversion

We converted the roof space of this

early 20th century family home from

an unused space into a large bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Altering the 1st floor layout allowed us

to install stairs up into the centre of the loft room and provided the opportunity

to create a feature wall out of the

original 1900’s brickwork running up through the stairwell.

The four roof lights installed into the front facing roof provide views across trees and parklands whilst the construction of a natural slate cladded rear dormer gives ample space for a double bedroom and ensuite bathroom, complete with walk-in shower.

Dormer Loft conversion
Master bedroom with en-suite, Abbey Building Contracts, Chelmsford

Debbie and Martin

Rear Extension

Having extended this couple’s previous home, we were invited back to extend their new home.


Installing steel beams to support both the rear of the main house on one side and a chimney breast, we then removed both the rear portion of the house and chimney on the ground floor.


Removing a pre-existing conservatory meant we were able to install footings, relocating and resolving issues relating to a nearby main sewer drain in the process.


We then built the rear extension, a new roof complete with large roof lights, and installed new slate tiles to match in the main house roof.


This extension also featured an exposed brickwork wall as a feature and lighting installed into the roof soffit area, highlighting the aluminium bi-fold doors and illuminating the garden area in the darker evenings.

rear extension
Bi-fold doors

Dave and Lorraine

Rear extension

Here the team installed footings and a concrete slab before building the brickwork walls of the extension.


Once the roof structure had been installed, we then installed steel beams into the rear of the main building and knocked out the walls below the beams to create a large opening and one large room.


Partition walls were created and a cloakroom installed along with a roof lantern, large bi-fold doors, and new glazing.


Finally, once decorated the patio was installed creating a large family area with direct access straight into the decorative garden area.

rear extension
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