Extension and house refurbishment

Extension and house refurbishment

This house in Woodford was in great need of modernisation. The house has been extensively extended and improved to a very high quality. The single storey rear extension creates a large open plan kitchen, living, dining area and with the use of sliding doors allows plenty of light in and great views of the garden.

Modern new dwellings

This site once had a large agricultural barn on it. Working with the council we managed to get permission to demolish this and replace it with 5 very modern dwellings. There are three, four bedroom dwellings on the site, and two five bedroom dwellings. The cottage style properties each have great living accommodation with open plan kitchen, living, dining areas, as well as good sized bedrooms and high quality bathrooms.

Listed building extension

This Grade II Listed building once had an old swimming pool to the side with a leaky roof and a collapsing side wall. Now it has a very modern external with a traditional facade to compliment the Listed building. We created a fantastic pool room with views of garden. The extension has large roof lanterns to allow as much light in as possible, and the stone columns on the inside cover up the steel columns supporting the roof.

Barn Conversion

This modern new dwelling was once a large unused storage barn and garage. Now it is a fantastic modern family home.

New house in Loughton

Our client purchased a semi-detached property in Loughton with the idea of adding an additional property to the side to make best use of the large wrap around garden. Our designers were able to create a very large 3 double bedroom, end of terrace property spread over three floors.

On the ground floor there is a living room to the front, with a large hallway. To the rear is a large open plan kitchen, living and dining area, with bi-folding doors to the rear and side windows making this a very light and airy space.

On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms, both with very large ensuite bathrooms. The landing is light and spacious making sure that the building does not feel cramped. The staircase leading to the second floor has a roof light above it, providing light into this space. The top floor bedroom is also a good sized, also with an ensuite bathroom.

The plans were approved by the council with no hassle. This is something that we carry out often, and we are very familiar with local policies which meant we were able to offer accurate advice to our client.

Single storey extension in Loughton

Our client purchased this semi-detached house in Loughton, with the idea of creating additional living space. M P Architects were engaged to improve the property by adding a single storey rear extension, removing some internal walls and general improvement to the building. The house was rendered with a light grey finish and all the windows were replaced with new double glazed UPVC units.

The single storey extension allowed us to create a good-sized kitchen, living and dining area. With bi-folding doors and Velux windows looking out onto the garden, the room benefits from lots of light and from what was a very dark and unattractive property, is a very light and friendly space.

The design meant the removal of the majority of the rear wall; therefore, a large steel beam was installed to carry the weight of the first floor above it. This is something that is carried out on many of our projects, so our designers are very familiar with dealing with this.

A pair of detached new houses

On this site was once a single storey blue bungalow. The client wanted to maximise the best use of the site and create something that stood out. Working with our experienced design team we created a scheme to construct two, modern detached houses. Each has its own off-street parking for 2 cars as well as good sized gardens. Inside the properties have a lot of technology that makes modern living easy. Each property has four bedrooms, two of these are ensuite with vaulted ceilings, to create very impressive rooms.

The houses are built out of timber frame with a blockwork external leaf to maximise efficiency. The walls have been rendered with a mixture of cladding, and the windows are dark aluminium.

The council have introduced a new policy where they do not like the loss of bungalows, so at the rear of the plot we designed a bungalow that will fit in nicely with the surrounding area and will have no effect on the neighbouring properties. We have done several applications to try and make the best use of the plot and we have ended up with a good-sized detached bungalow, which is currently in construction. This will be of a traditional cavity wall construction with truss roof, and will be clad in Cedral Boarding to create a new England style property.