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New Road

Major alterations and extensions to an existing 1930’s semi-detached property.


The Challenge

The clients were looking for a family home in the desirable village of Shenstone and came across the property, which was smaller than required and in need of modernisation having been owned from new by the previous occupant! The property however was in a good location and had a sizable South West facing garden

The existing accommodation was traditional ‘three up two down’ complete with lean to side garage, coal shed and outside toilet!

The brief was to maximise the potential of the house whilst keeping the appearance and scale in-keeping with the adjoining conservation area and to provide easy access and connectivity with the rear garden via a new kitchen / dining space.


The Solution

A scheme was produced to take down the current lean to garage and outbuildings, and then re-build with a new garage, utility and kitchen. The existing kitchen was very small so in order to expand upon it the rear corner of the house was removed at ground floor level and walls above supported with steel, this enabled a space to be created which was over four times the size of the original but did not compromise the existing rear bay window to the adjoining room. In order to provide both light and connectivity with the garden a contemporary enclosure was employed with sliding folding doors to the rear and a matching fixed glazed panel to the side, to expand on the potential of this space a raised hardwood deck was specified flush with the kitchen floor which provides a significant relaxing and entertaining space and also links to provide access to the existing dining room bay.

The ground floor extensions provided space to add a 4th bedroom and new family bathroom at first floor level with the original bathroom becoming an en suite wet room for the master bedroom. The remainder of the property was stripped to the structural shell and re-roofed, wired, plumbed and floored with new joinery and finishes throughout providing modern accommodation and a new lease of life for the house. 

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