A two storey coach house originally built in the 1920s with unsympathetic flat roofed dormer windows and steel car port additions. The ground floor contained extensive plant and equipment to service the main residence’s heating and swimming pool, together with garaging and workshop facilities. An external staircase provided access to the first floor staff accommodation which consisted of a lounge, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
Working with Ian Adam Smith Architects, the project required the complete removal of the existing roof structure, installation of a new roof to increase the first floor accommodation area, structural alterations and thermal insulation to external walls, demolition and replacement of external stairs, extension of the garage and installation of a fire protection and damp proof tanking system. The existing car port was demolished and replaced with an open oak framed structure. The new rainwater and foul drainage installations included a sewage treatment plant. The finishes were renewed throughout the first floor accommodation and the fit out included a new wood burning stove.
The works were undertaken during a fifteen week period whilst maintaining the existing plant in operation throughout.