We are a bit tight for space and are looking for a way to add on to the house on a budget. The house is a rectangular bungalow with a 9' long kitchen added on to the back left of the house.
The kitchen has a door at the right hand corner.
I have two large pvc windows and hopefully am getting my hands on a 6' patio door next weekend.
My plan is to add a utility room off the right hand side of the kitchen like so.
effictively making two walls of the utility room using the rhs wall of the kitchen and the rear of the house
Sorry about the crap drawing to hope ye get the idea.
The plan is to mount the door and a window facing out the rear and the other window at right angles. I was going to make a 4" box iron frame 8' high to make up the other two sides.
So there would be a 14' length, bolted to the top of the kitchen wall on one end and welded to an 8' upright on the other side. Then there would be a 9' section bolted to the back of the house at one end and welded to the 8' upright on the otherside.
Then I was going to put courses of brickwork up from the base to meet the bottom of the windows.
My main issue is with mounting the windows. I don't want to try to take the sealed units out as I don't want to damage them. Can anyone suggest another way of mounting them.I could weld some angle onto the outside, then install and put angle on the four corners on the inside to retain.
I want to do something tidy but at the end of the day it is a room for a chest freezer/jackets/ cat toilet, wellies etc so it doesn't have to be top spec.
Sorry for the long winded post, I'm just trying to be clear.
I'd be glad of any tips from folk who have done something like this in the past.
Two of my other concerns are that the utility room will envelope the bathroom window and one bedroom window but the windows on the upvc are big enough for fire escape and I will need to do some extra venting from both rooms independant of utility.
Other concern is the 25mm polycarbonate roof. I'm hoping it won't be deafening in heavy rain.
My explanation isn't great so I can draw it up in Solidworks during the week but if anyone has any questions I'd be glad of feedback.
Thanks in advance.