Bungalow To House Conversions.

Sms Timber Frame Specialize in the conversion of bungalows to houses or better know in the trade as a first floor extension. 

This is the removal of the existing roof structure from a bungalow and the adding of a first floor using our specialist, lightweight timber system. 

Sms Timber Frame cover first floor extensions right across the UK. Our in house Timber frame erect team have perfected our system, ensuring that the transition of your bungalow to a house is performed seamlessly.

 summary of benefits of the sms timber frame system

SMS Timber Frame's system for this type of project has been designed and adapted for accuracy, efficiency and adaptability to suit the needs of all of our clients.
Our system has many benefits, see below key benefits;

  • Our System allows for the client to save any existing ceilings in their property. The way in which our system is tailored, is to take a minimally intrusive approach to each project, meaning that many of our clients are actually able to live in their property whilst we carry out any works.
  • Along with being able to save the ceilings of your property, we are also able to do this without the requirement of a canopy scaffolding, this allows for a size-able saving on the project as canopy scaffolds can cost anywhere from £10k - £30k dependent on the size and scenario.
  • With our system we are very much aware that one of the main areas of concern is building on top of what may be an older building. However due to the timber frame structure being very light weight and the fact that we sit the new floor on what is called a timber spreader beam, it means that any new loads that are placed on the existing structure are distributed more evenly, reducing any requirements for structural strengthening works drastically.
  • At Sms Timber Frame, we can give you a very accurate program of works for this type of project. This means that all of your trades can be booked in, in advance, allowing your project to flow smoothly.

This system has been put together over a period of 15 years. Should you wish to discuss any aspects of it further, please feel free to contact us using the contact details at the bottom of the page. 

First Floor Extension - Bury St edmunds
This first floor extension was carried out over a 2 week period. The clients remained living in the property throughout the build. 
First floor extension - Kettering 

First floor extension with a room in the roof at Kettering. The extension works were carried out over a 2 weeks period.