Hampshire – GU51

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Conversion of a rundown 1960’s bungalow to a contemporary two storey family house providing approximately 2500 ft2 of accommodation and sited on approximately 1/3rd of an acre.

The bungalow roof was removed and the external walls lowered to enable the existing concrete lintels to be replaced. The internal layout was reconfigured with walls removed, others in filled and new ones built. The existing foundations and ground conditions enabled the project to go ahead without the need for underpinning. The existing ground slab was retained but the original bitumen membrane was removed. The only elements of the original construction were the foundations, ground slab, external walls and approx 50% of the internal ground floor walls.

The new floor addition was constructed in timber frame built off a newly laid wall plate, metal web joists made up the first floor which was boarded before the factory made wall panels were lifted into place. The timber frame construction including roof structure took 12 days to complete.

The existing yellow brick facades were reworked to give a modern, clean finish using a combination of monocouche render and Western Red Cedar cladding. The roof was a premium grade Pardisi slate that compliments the grey aluminium powder coated A rated windows. The front door is bespoke Oak with detailing to match the cladding.

Overview of amenities: Designed to be future proof the property includes a Teletask home automation system with capability of linking various home services. Lighting modules installed, light switches in white back painted glass, touch button with subtle LED illumination indicators, also controlled by Apple products such as iPhone. Art sound in ceiling speakers, HDMI TV cabling, CCTV, CAT 5 and 6, Coax cabling, BT, Virgin, Sky services all providing a multi room capability for TV and Audio, Texacom security system, BPT entryphone, Worcester boiler, twin coil pressurised water cylinder to accept future eco energy source such as solar, zoned under floor heating, externally the property is clad in Western Red cedar on the first floor and walls finished in a Weber Pral through colour render elsewhere to give a striking Contemporary look.

SP Services: This property was Developed by STEELE-PERKINS this included, acquisition of bungalow, submission of Planning Application and approval process, all Pre Construction work, all site work instructed and carried out directly with specialist trades with the build being scheduled and managed by Oliver Steele-Perkins.