Extension and restoration with charming period character
Twenty years of renting had taken its toll on this 1860’s timber cottage with its 1980's rear extension. The client was moving back into the house and wanted a new kitchen, walk-in-robe and ensuite.
Backpackers had made their mark on this once stately terrace. The time had come for an update - the dwelling would no longer be a haven for travellers.
Rot had made the floors, ceilings, stairs and balconies unsafe. The staircase was restored to its original character and its decorative timberwork was once more a highlight. Balconies enclosed by unbecoming windows were opened to reveal the gracious original façade. Walls made unsightly by crumbling render were replastered. Floors were repaired where possible or replaced and the collapsing ceilings also replaced.