Our clients were unable to attain planning permission to change this old country house set in the Surrey Hills in Shere, so we had to work very closely with our architects drawing up plans to re-design and modernize. Works included the addition of new supporting buttresses, completely stripping out the old house of all of its original plumbing and wiring and in some rooms completely changing the room size and layout.
As the house needed to accommodate a family we had to re-configure all of the first floor to allow for a more comfortable set-up with each bedroom tailored to the each member of the family. The old ground floor corridor, connecting the two wings of the house, was removed and replaced by large glazed panels supported by large Oak posts.
This stunning period house now has a very contemporary look to go with the new kitchen, bathrooms and new floors and decorating throughout. We also re-landscaped the back garden, adding a double garage-shed and a large wood store to the side of the existing barn. The driveway was re-finished with new curbs stones and a new layer of tarmac which is offset nicely by the new light paintwork on the exterior of the house. The total length of time for this project was 7 months.