Period House in D7

Repairs, Extension + Alterations
an Area of Residential Conservation

When we first saw this house it had not been occupied in a long time and was in very poor condition. The roof was failing and pushing the front wall of the house out over the street. Many of the original features were either gone or decayed beyond repair (including the floor structure). The house was carefully repaired with some changes including the replacement of a poor quality return extension with a new bathroom extension, the basement floor was carefully lowered to improve head- height making it a comfortable space to use.  The brickwork was re-pointed with lime mortar.

A new research studio was built at the end of the garden so that the client can work from home.

The new extension and studio were built to achieve high levels of energy efficiency. The original part of the house was also insulated with care using breathable materials to respect the original fabric of the existing building.  Solar panels were fitted to the front of the house and are located so that they screened from view at street level by the parapet.

Planning Permission was required for the work to the property which is in an Area of Residential  Conservation. The studio also required a Fire Safety Certificate.  A full architectural service was provided. The house was propped internally during the design stage and while the necessary applications were made in the interest of safety.

We are delighted to be working on a similar project for another member of this client’s family, work on this second project is expected to start on site this summer (2013).

The Client’s comments on her experience can be found in Testimonials Section.

The majority of the photographs showing the finished project are thanks to photographer: Aine Teahan



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Jay Stuart RIBA, Managing Director, DW



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