New house? Well it might as well be! Tired old flat roof is site for new living space. Family house stands out from the rest.
This unique Macclesfield living space was commissioned rather than a move into a new house. A new hardwood stairway leads to it from the kitchen. The brief required architecture to maximise natural light. And I saw potential to add roof lighting in the kitchen.The existing first floor could have been just extruded over the garage. But this house faces south. An opportunity! So a glazed elevation, with balcony, was conceived.
Credit for this successful project must also go to my client. He was particularly effective in the “Client Role”. Satisfactory outcomes depend on consultants’ and contractors’ performance. But also on the client’s. Clear briefing; timely, firm decisions; adequate funding are key needs. And a commitment to honour contractual obligations. These are the signs of an effective client.
I always aim to design for maximum value. Asset value is added to the house. With the new space for living, study or a fifth bedroom. External appearance is improved by removal of the flat roof and creation of the balcony. The kitchen was enhanced with new natural light. I provide various services to achieve success. My client’s builder was taken ill. So I called in my tradesmen to pick up progress. John Shuker and Brian Sheldon were part of my team on a recent new house. We used the Exitex roof glazing system there too. So my client benefitted from tried and tested experience. And the project was completed in good time.