Category of Rural Housing

Park Rd Proposed Park Rd Existing

Space for a growing family

28 January 2014

We were approached initially to look into the possibility of converting the small loft space of this bungalow into additional bedrooms for this growing family.  Our advice was that the existing loft space would create cramped rooms only suitable as a stopgap and unlikely to add sufficient value to the house.

Having investigated the possibility of moving house, our client decided to go for a larger project that incorporated three additional bedrooms and large family bathroom on the first floor.  On the ground floor an existing bedroom became a second reception and a utility added in space left over from the new staircase.  While the site showed promise, previous development nearby required a sensitive yet robust approach to achieving planning consent, for these we also look help from general engineering services to plan for the building and materials of the project.

What was a 3 bedroom bungalow, is now a 4 bedroom 2 reception house.  The extension not only transforms the appearance of the house but was completed for less than the total cost of moving to a larger property.  No wonder our client was pleased, saying “Thank you for the amazing job you did for us.  The house is perfect and in terms of space upstairs especially, is far better than we were expecting.”

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Completion in Otterbourne

3 July 2013

Well not quite, but we couldn’t resist some photos just days before work is finished.

A simple project with hidden complexity (so all those panels line up perfectly), expertly executed.  Our client couldn’t be happier (and we’re pretty pleased too).

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Progress in Otterbourne

25 April 2013

We took advantage of the sun and popped in to check on progress at our ‘stealth’ house extension in Otterbourne.  It was going to be all black timber cladding, now a mahogany to match the existing brick.  With a bedroom and bathroom to add to the existing upstairs bedrooms (one of which will be enlarged), a utility room and snug, the design also features a small desk space in the upstairs hallway.  The horizontal window in the picture is at seating height the full width of the desk.

The design makes use of standard components combined with bespoke joinery by Mick, the best carpenter in the world!