This project involved renovating a Victorian semi-detached property while retaining original features in the building. In addition a two storey monopitch extension was constructed at the rear of the property to provide an open plan kitchen / dining area on the ground floor and ensuite bedrooms on the first floor.

The extension required significant steelwork to support the new structure and enable us to introduce a bespoke glazing system to surround the dining area and open up framelessly with the patio. The internal polished concrete screed floor was constructed to be level with the the external hard landscaping.

The clients chose a kitchen from a supplier based in Budapest, Hungary and we had a number of meetings and phone calls to manage installation dates and co-ordinate mechanical and electrical requirements.

The building has retained original cornicing and sash windows which were repaired and reconditioned respectively. A lead glass hall window was removed, retained, restored and put back to form a new feature at the top of the first floor landing.

Reclaimed Belfast Brick were sourced for the extension with soldier course and detailing to compliment original features. Existing floors were preserved levelled and prepared for a walnut parquet flooring.

Extensive landscaping works was carried out to seamlessly combine the outdoor hard surfaces with the new indoor space.

Nominated by our clients, we were delighted our hard work was recognised by winning several FMB Master Builder of the Year awards in 2017 in the ‘Large Renovation’ and ‘Best Kitchen / Bathroom’ categories representing Northern Ireland at the gala UK awards ceremony in London. The project also took the front cover of ‘Living Design’ magazine and was included in the RSUA (Royal Society of Ulster Architects) 2018 calendar.