Extension and Mansard Loft Conversion with internal re-planning

Completion date: October 2013
Size: 100 sqm
Contract value: £156,000
  • (A)  front ele
  • (A) Florence Road Kitchen Landscape
  • (A) Florence Road Kitchen Portrait Format 2848 x 4272
  • (A) Florence Road Loft 4272 x 2848
  • Loft E-suite enlarged 2848 x 4272
  • Velux above loft stair from above
About this project

This client knew exactly what they wanted and had just dismissed a previous architect, he found he could not work with before appointing us.  This client had considerable experience regarding 'procurement' for he had spent many years working as a chartered quantity surveyor, at a leading QS practice, in The City. This client's instructions were; he wished for a ground floor rear extension of 3.8 metres and a Mansard loft conversion.

This client had clear wishes regarding his proposals; a wrap around kitchen with enough space for two to cook, roof lights overhead and an openable window above the worktop / sink looking into the garden. The client wished for a ground floor cloak room accessible from the hall. The client wished for a large through space on ground floor with oak floor running from the front to rear.  The client had chosen the oak fire doors at an early stage. It was also the client's wish to remove the front chimney breast from ground and first floor.

The client wished for the stair to the loft to be open at the bottom first floor, and be aligned with the first floor front window and a narrow roof light was to be positioned in the roof above. The loft space was designed to accommodate a large shower en-suite along with a home office / space for visitors on a Futon. The Mansard incorporated two double hung sash windows for the office / bedroom and one for the en-suite. It also incorporated two large roof lights in the front roof pitch.

Time wise; the planning application was lodged successfully within 2 weeks, building control agreement was successfully agreed in a further 2 weeks.  The Thames Water build over agreement was also reached at the same time.  Please see Denis' comments recorded below ...

I had a very good experience and was impressed with your technical knowledge, appreciated your design input and general advice regarding 3rd party issues. Your commitment to deadlines was also great in keeping us on track. Your fee proposal was competitive and it helped that you took the engineers on as your consultant.
Denis M.