We specialise in structural work. Removing the back corner of your house to provide open plan living space with your new extension is absolutely not a problem! We are proud to be able to arrange to show you previous jobs where this has been done, safely and cost-effectively and giving a fantastic new living experience for the family.
We will take care to blend the new building materials in with the new so the external appearance enhances your home. Our internal finishing is excellent; we take pride in leaving you with an extension that you are thrilled with and has been worth all the upheaval (even though we do our utmost to minimise the disturbance, there is inevitably disruption to your family routine while work is in progress).
People have different ideas and needs from their extension. A garage conversion can sometimes be exactly what is called for. A local artist asked us if we could discreetly transform her draughty old garage into a warm, inviting studio with plenty of natural light so she could invite friends over or work in comfort on her latest creation.
From the road, the garage – and the original up-and-over door – was to remain unchanged so as to invite no curiosity from local youths.
We designed a ‘secret panel’ inside the studio – effectively the end wall of the studio next to the garage door – to allow for the fact that the door needed to be able to swing up and in if it were to be opened to permit the removal of large canvases through the front of the garage. Not a daily means of access, certainly, but one that allows this artist to be unlimited in her creativity knowing that, as long as the work fits through a 6’6″doorway, it can reach its intended destination. She tells us that she is delighted with the finished result and that it far exceeded what she’d hoped for when she first considered the conversion.
From the front, nothing has changed…
A mezzanine floor over one end of the studio keeps artists’ materials stored safely out of the way whilst not detracting from the spaciousness of the studio. A compact loft-ladder provides convenient space-effective access. Sufficient space was allowed underneath to permit the occasional removal of the ‘secret’ wall panel and the use of the up-and-over garage door to allow movement into – or out of – the studio of large items.