Shipton by Beningbrough
Shipton by Beningbrough was a construction only project although we did benefit from having good planning drawings to work from. The job involved us completely re-arranging the ground floor layout of the house as well as installing a new staircase which mirrored the original. We built a close working relationship with the clients throughout the duration of the project which was essential in order to ensure the details and specific elements of the job were completed in the way they had envisaged from the outset.
Completed in December 2017, Beresford Terrace was another design and build job for us. Early engagement with neighbours to both sides was essential as the work was due to have an impact on them also. A party wall agreement was sought, which enabled us to build against the existing boundary wall. This allowed us to gain a small amount of additional space which is always a consideration with jobs such as these. Some careful placing of steel work allowed us to maintain the original kitchen ceiling height, allowing for as much light as possible to enter the house.
The customers chose their own kitchen and internal decoration which work very well in making the most of the new space that has been created.
Albermarle Road was another design and build project. We discussed various design options with the clients and eventually arrived at this contemporary addition to their house. That we arrived at this decision was in part a deliberate acknowledgement of this being a modern addition which, as long as executed properly, would fit in well with the more traditional and elegant design of the original house.
Working closely with the client throughout the build process, we were able to achieve a very detailed finish. The aim from the outset was to be as sympathetic as possible towards the character and style that the Architect of the original house had achieved. The house was designed and built in the 1960's by a local Architect who on this development at least, favoured generous room sizes and a clean simplistic aesthetic to the interior. Rather than leaving the project having added a room or two, in this case the house ended the build with one room less than when we started. This had the desired effect of lifting the level of natural light on the ground floor and utterly transforming the way the house was used as a result.
Working in collaboration with a bespoke joiner we produced an extension to the original house. An oak and pitch pine roof structure was settled upon in design meetings with then clients to provide a stunning way of allowing as much natural light into the new space as possible. The end wall of the extension consists of a pair of bespoke doors and a fixed light at either side. Once the walls were removed inside and the steel structural beams installed, the kitchen and dining room became a single space. The project was completed by installing a re-claimed timber floor and a beautiful bespoke kitchen.