The significant extension and refurbishment of an existing 1930's house, including the creation of a new lower ground floor level over the entire building footprint. Reinforced concrete underpinning will be used to extend the existing footings downwards, preventing the need for a further retaining structure, thereby maximising the net gain in internal floor area. Also, many of the loadbearing walls are removed internally to improve space planning and generate larger rooms.
Sequencing is the key issue to ensure temporary works are minimised, and as a result the design of the permanent structural works is often governed by the temporary condition.
Client: PrivateArchitect: Sacks Maguire Architects