Like many 19th century terraced houses this property had a poor relationship to its garden, with access through a side door from the rear kitchen block, and an awkward arrangement of downstairs bathroom, poky kitchen and dark dining room not suited to modern living. We drew up a scheme that addressed these issues by removing the downstairs bathroom, creating a single storey extension between the side of the rear block and the boundary and providing bifolding doors to the garden elevation.
We submitted a planning application and negotiated with the planning officers to address the concerns of adjoining owners. Planning was subsequently granted in January 2016.
ST CATHERINE OF SIENA PARISH HALL, BOW
We carried out this feasibility study in 2013 to examine how the church hall could be refurbished and enlarged, to provide better toilet and kitchen facilities, including infant toilets for the benefit of a nursery that used the building during the day. The exercise was connected to an application for grant funding from the local authority.
SANDFORD GROVE ROAD
Design work currently in progress on this late 19th century terrace house in Nether Edge, Sheffield. The key problems are a badly integrated internal layout, a poor relationship to the garden, which can only be partially seen from the dining room window and a lack of natural lighting. In addition the kitchen and bathroom are badly laid out with tired fittings. The strategy is to add a very small extension to accommodate a ground floor WC and glazed doors to the garden, remove the wall between kitchen and dining room allowing a better a kitchen layout.