Janes House Hertfordshire

A Tudor estate house built on land that dates back to 1846 The current owners are debating on selling the property and wanted to see a radical new look for the existing home. Many houses locally have recently been remodelled and re-designed. Going on the size of the house and land we knew that this house could carry a rather radical exciting new look. The current condition is a little tired, dated and has continual maintenance, up-keep and endures extensive heating costs.

The property is secluded and set back from the road with a long sweeping drive, tennis court and large lawn areas.

The bold new image had to fit other criteria's as well as style. We wanted to thermally wrap the house so external insulation was necessary. Western red cedar cladding was to be placed over external wall insulation along with a insulated silicone white render. Between bold folded zinc panels. Alterations to the window sizes and improvements in the quality of the glazing would mean the house would become more energy efficient as well as improving the amount of light given inside the rooms. Some types of glazing will now hold and retain heat from the sunlight so not only making the rooms look lighter and brighter but increase the warmth inside the home.

The secluded plot meant that large ground floor windows could be installed and would not be over looked, bringing some of nature inside and maximising the location from enjoying the sweeping views of the lawns from your lounge. A statement quality front door that fits in with the new style of the house and an additional glass panel was added to again retain heat and let in light to a rather dark hallway.

A rather contemporary bold design for some, but one we felt this house deserved.

From our designs we not only made it astheticly pleasing to look at we insulated and reduced the up-keep and maintenance on the property. If the works had been carried out it would have increased the value of this rather grand property significantly.

For now the owners have decided to stay put.

 

 

 

 

 

Chalet bungalow in Buckinghamshire

A rather tired looking red brick bungalow brought for the space and location by a young family. Many structural works are due to take place inside the house however, the couple were keen to sort out the outside look immediately. Making their house feel more like their home. We drew up some simplistic designs based on an insulated white render again thermally wrapping the house as well as improving the appearance and as the windows were fine and they had more expenditure going on inside we offered a solution to have the windows spray painted in grey. Adding a new front door and changing the roof tiles to slate has improved the appearance significantly.

 

 

 

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The owners of this 1970's house were ready to sell and although the house was in a great location with a good sized plot they were struggling to get potential buyers through the door with the current red brick image. After speaking with the agent's we drew up some potential new design ideas of how the house 'could' look bringing it more up to date. We also added a large decking area at the back of the house, made additional changes to the windows, the render and the roof. New doors and a fresh new design that I believe has brought more potential buyers to the property. Allowing buyers to see the options with this property.

 

 

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