Stunning views

New extension added to home in Bromley, London

We completed the addition of a rear extension to a residence in Bromley, London.

This project included:

  • New brickwork
  • Large sliding doors
  • Electric skylights
  • Air-conditioning


Bromley - single storey rear extension

We added a rear extension to this one-storey house in Bromley. This opened up the kitchen / diner into a multi-purpose room, which included a new terrace for entertaining guests.


The new brickwork we implemented matched the look of the original build perfectly. This created a seamless look to blend into the original structure.

The new multi-purpose room that is being utilised as a spacious dining area.

The new multi-purpose room that is being utilised as a spacious dining area. 

Large sliding doors and electric opening skylights give the space optimum borrowed light and ventilation

To give the space optimum borrowed light, as well as ventilation, we incorporated large sliding doors and electric opening skylights.

Stunning views

Stunning views meets comfort. The room’s air-conditioning units mitigate against radiated heat from all the glass, creating a pleasant living space tailored to your ideal temperature.

A new fitted crittall-style screen

A newly fitted screen divides the space, and assists in keeping an optimal amount of light streaming into the main house.

Large sliding slimline doors

The large sliding slimline doors open onto this wonderful garden terrace with complete level threshold.


Refurbishment to an existing extension – Orpington, London

We have just completed an extension refurbishment in Orpington (Bromley, London). This project also included adding a new roof terrace.


Garden Terrace

A garden terrace was formed over the new flat roof to enable the client to sit outside in good weather

Synthetic Grass

By adding synthetic grass, we provided a maintenance-free space which appears green all year round


OBC carefully added special effect painting, which transformed the old red bricked fire place

A wiew of the garden

The space was made slightly larger and squared off, to enable a new sitting space to enjoy the garden


Oak flooring

Oak flooring was laid to give a nice light feel to the room

Timber posts

The Old oak timber posts are still evident but now with a contemporary twist


Soft lighting housed within a zinc canopy over the doors, gives it a modern look whilst retaining the old elements of this tudor style barn


We added new metal railings in black, which contrasts nicely with the white brickwork


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Completed Kitchen Extension Project – Bromley, London

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We have just completed a kitchen extension project in Bromley, London.


The project included a complete strip out of the existing room, including the suspended sub floor. A new concrete slab was installed to house a wet under-floor heating system.

The old back wall was removed by installing a large steel frame to hold up the existing corner of the house.

Two large low profile flat roof skylights successfully borrows light to flood into the middle of the kitchen area.

A new ground floor shower room and WC was fitted into the space cleverly by extending the hall way and matching in the existing period features of the house to provided a seamless transition into the new space.

Aluminium sliding doors were colour coded to the external zinc facia / down pipes and linear drains for a quality finish.

The kitchen was the icing on the cake. The finished result was a beautiful family room with enough space for entertaining and relaxing.

Here are more photos from the completed project.

Decking Project – Bickley, Bromley, London

Decking, Bickley

We installed a decking system with hardwood smooth decking on a property in Brickley, Bromley.


  • It’s a “clip-in” decking system, featuring hardwood smooth decking.
  • No fixings are on show to give it a great finish.

Here are more photos from the completed project.

Property Refurbishment project complete – Brockley, London

OBC Building just completed its latest refurbishment project, for a property situated in Brockley, London.


We refurbished the property inside and out, which included the following work:

  • New electrical wiring
  • Central heating
  • Took moulds of original decorative details that were existing and copied them in other parts of the house.
  • The external arch work was restored back from flaky old red paint using the traditional method called Tuck Point (aka “The Grand Illusion” as the Victorians called it).

Here are more photos from the completed project.

OBC – Completed Project – Sevenoaks

Completed Project - Sevenoaks

OBC has completed its latest project.

We added a side two storey extension to this lovely cottage in Sevenoaks, which dates back to the 19th Century. OBC also helped install an aluminium glass house in the rear of the property.

The materials used on the side were reclaimed to match it into the old.

More details on this project is available here.

OBC – Current Project – Sevenoaks

OBC are working on a contemporary garden room in Sevenoaks. The building will have a crisp finish with the use of a zinc soffit overhang and smooth hardwood decking it will be a beautiful contrast to the Historic farmer’s cottage that occupies the main plot. The garden room will be fitted with a sump pump system to allow for a wet area including shower, wc and basin allowing the client to use this as temporary accommodation whilst the main house project is carried out.

Main project

This historic cottage dates back to the eighteen hundreds and is full of charm. The red brick and half peg tile hung façade will be sympathetically continued to create a new two storey side extension. At the rear of the property the existing PVC conservatory will be removed and replaced with a larger aluminum glass house. The inclusion of some large steel will allow some internal walls to be removed and allow a much better open plan living and dining space.

Construction Consultancy – A new service by OBC Building

Embarking on your own building project can save money but does take time and careful planning. OBC’s Consultancy Service gives you a distinct advantage in getting your project off the ground or helping smooth out issues along the way. Dealing with architects to contractors, we can provide advice or Project Management Services so you can get your job completed.

If you are unsure about who to trust and where to start or you would like general advice on time frames and costs we can help. From sourcing fair quotes from compliant contractors through to building control sign off we can advise you on how to get the job done.

Our expertise is based on a continuous line of building knowledge since 1973 on a wide range of building projects from new builds to basements and everything in between. We can anticipate the pitfalls and advise on how to get the results you have worked so hard for.

If this service appeals to your requirements please call Richard Patience. There is no fee, no obligation for the initial consultation.