Friday, 28 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
This is a typical smaller project, which hopefully will make a big difference to our clients. In this area, its worth maximising the space in your house. It can be tricky in a conservation area of course.
Large new room with 4 rooflights is being created by the clever insertion of bespoke steelwork. Drainage is threaded into the available space. New brick arch is formed to match existing. The floor level has been lowered to achieve the maximum size of room at the rear of the property. There were some amendments needed to water and gas services to allow these works to happen. Inside the staircases are new, in order to add a new ground level wc and to allow access to the new loft room.
This is an earlier set of 3d views of the project.
Below, are some working drawings for the project.
Monday, 10 September 2012
This is the new oak truss waiting to be installed in the roof. The joints are pegged for a traditional approach to the design.
The new walls are 600mm thick in order to have structurally stable stonework, and 100mm of insulation. Dressed Limestone cill pieces have been chosen to complement the Chert , which is the creamy coloured local stone which is being used. The stone choice is an exact match to the existing cottage and the local authority Conservation Officer was consulted on site when deciding final details.
There are several weird and wonderful angles to this building. The whole extension is on a steep slope which has meant steps have been used inside to allow the roof to step down, complementing its setting.