Archive for April 2013

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Progress in Eltham

25 April 2013

We are construction phase architects for this 10 unit scheme in south London.  Our work included the optimisation of the plans and amendments to the design to make the scheme more cost effective to build.  With very tight margins residential development design needs to balance cost without compromising the apparent quality.

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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!

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Completion in Blackheath

23 April 2013

Our client’s new family home was in need of a complete refurbishment and significant additions in order to satisfy their needs.  The brief was for traditional and sympathetic additions with lots of light and a much improved entrance and staircase.

Our design provided 2 bedrooms in the existing loft with well thought out space under the existing hipped roof.  The staircase was designed to allow more light into the entrance and allow sunshine from the front of the house to flood through to the rear.

The rear ground floor extension was designed to break up the bulk of the large increase and retain the traditional style of the house.  The landscaping echoes the shape of the extension to complete the design.