The brief for this project was to open up two semidetached three bedroom houses into one large five bedroom house with three ensuit rooms. A two storey extension was also added to accomodate the master bed room (image 2) with ensuit(image 1) and childrens playroom. The extension was also linked to the double garrage one half of which became the utility room and W/C. The 6000x3000 link is also a sun room with a glazed frontage. All existing rooms were rearranged and made larger. A large entrance hall was created to house a split flight oak staircase and a limestone floor. All plumbing and electrical services were removed and renewed. All stages of the project were undertaken and managed by Creative Build And Interiors.
This involved carefully removing the bricked up front of the fireplace and digging out the infill, to reveal the inglenook. We found the existing beam to be unsuitable and the bricks above unstable. The next step was to replace the beam with a locally sourced oak beam full of character and re-construct the parts of the chimney that were damaged. The original bricks used in the fireplace were a real mix of what was available and were not the prettiest bricks so it was decided to plaster the fireplace. We also used reclaimed York stone for the hearth this has produced a very impressive feature within the cottage.
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