Initial Consultation and Design Concept:
Meeting with the clients to understand their vision, preferences, and functional requirements.
Collaborating with client and our team to develop design concepts that marry the 1930's charm with a modern orangery structure.
Conducting a thorough analysis of local building regulations.
Preparing and submitting planning permission applications.
Engaging structural engineers to evaluate the 1930's house's foundation and strength.
Designing the orangery with a structurally sound framework.
Material Selection and Budgeting:
Collaborating with the clients to choose materials that complement the existing house.
Developing a comprehensive budget, considering construction costs, materials, and labour.
Employing skilled craftsmen and builders with experience with the construction methods required.
Implementing the construction phase with a keen focus on detail and quality.
Integration and Finishing Touches:
Blending the orangery seamlessly with the 1930's house, considering details like window styles, roofing, and trim.
Installing energy-efficient glass to maximise natural light without compromising insulation.
Final Inspection and Handover:
Thorough inspections were carried out throughout the project by a Private Building Control firm to ensure compliance with design specifications and regulatory standards.
Handing over the completed orangery to the clients, along with maintenance guidelines.
The property now has a modern, light and airy orangery that not only fulfils the client's vision but also enhances the property's overall appeal. The seamless integration of historical and contemporary elements has created a harmonious living space, providing the clients with a unique and versatile extension to their 1930's home. This project is a testament to the successful marriage of architectural tradition and contemporary design, showcasing the possibilities of thoughtful and well-executed home renovations. While booking a slot before finalising designs is an unusual way to approach a project, it proved that with the collaboration and engagement of the client, remarkable results can be delivered.