Family home adapted

A potential client contacted me to ask me to look at their property they had just purchased. It did not have all of the space they needed and they asked for my advice. Following our initial meeting and discussing various options, I provided a quotation for the necessary design work and to obtain the required consents. They asked me to begin work on designing for their existing property.

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Prior to the extension

The brief was to create a family room with kitchen, dining area, snug to watch television and read, utility room, wc and home office. After carrying out the dimensional survey we met to create the design. It was decided to convert the existing garage to provide the home office to the front, wc and utility room to the rear.

The family room would be in the new extension which was to be the width of the property. The work did not require Planning Permission as it was within permitted development.

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New open plan kitchen

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Breakfast bar

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New open plan kitchen

I prepared all of the drawings and specification and met with the client several times to make sure the design was as they had hoped. I then submitted the Building Regulation application and we went out to tender.

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Open dining space

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The snug

The contractor was chosen and a pre-start meeting was held to go through all of the necessary things before work commenced. The contractor then began the work and the result was fantastic. The owners were delighted with the spaces created:

“Lynsey is the ultimate ‘down-to-earth’ professional! She held our hands through each stage of the planning process and made sure we knew what to expect whether it was timescales, costs or functionality of the proposed design. Once the build was underway, Lynsey was available to answer questions and follow up on queries – even liaising with the builders when required. No question ever seemed trivial and her attention to detail, for example, to ensure the new brickwork worked in tandem with the original house was amazing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lynsey’s fantastic services, in fact we have several times already!”

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After the works