From the front this is just another terraced brick cottage but at the back an innovative, glass extension has been created to house a new kitchen. The design meant that no pipes could be viewed internally or externally. The glass roof is suspended above the glass walls by steel poles.
A particularly good working relationship developed between client, builder, architect and planners to produce a great team effort.
What the customer said:
"With an architectural vision for an extension which needed innovative techniques and materials, there was real potential for significant difficulties. Particularly impressive was the ability to offer a variety of solutions as problems arose." Anthony Mawby.
What the Master Builder of the Year judges said:
"The builder was highly praised by the clients not least for keeping them regularly kept informed of developments and the architects took a special interest in the project which helped to produce such a successful result."
Description of work carried out:
Kitchen extension to a Victorian cottage.
PJ and M McGeever, Solihull
Master Builder of the Year 2004 Regional winner
Category 2 - Professional residential/domestic restoration, refurbishment or extension costing less than £100,000