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Parklands, Ashton on Mersey

Architectural design services for a detached bungalow in Sale.

Proposed front extension, internal remodelling and loft conversion first floor extension.

Location(s)
Sale

Category
Single Storey Extension

Scope of Work

  • Survey of existing detached bungalow in Sale, including measuring previously unused loft space.
  • Proposed plans for conversion of loft with flat roof dormer resulting in 3 bedrooms including master en-suite/ dressing area.
  • Internal reconfiguration of ground floor layout to improve flow and connection between rooms.
  • Application and acting as agent with Trafford council for planning approval of rear dormer.
  • Proposed building control and section drawings to establish structural alterations to loft and coordinate stair access in relation to pitched roof slope.
  • Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture
  • Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture
  • Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture

We had done an initial concept proposal for this client at another property in Sale. Having decided upon moving property, the return client discussed with us the scope for a loft conversion to their newly purchased Bungalow. The existing property was located on a generous plot and had some additions and alterations over the years, but none of the changed had sought to increase the overall floor area.

Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture
Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture

Our initial appraisal identified that the height within the loft was sufficient to accommodate a conversion, with tolerances considered for increasing the build up of the loft floor and insulating below the existing rafters. The position of the stairs was the key consideration in making the most efficient use of the space as it had to be located fairly centrally to minimise disruption to the ground floor level spaces as well as allowing access to bedrooms at first floor. At first floor we calculated the headroom required so we were giving the client the true impression of what would be considered as useable standing space and what would be spaces for furniture or storage. During the building regulation drawing stage we produced cross sections through the stairs and roof to ensure that what was being proposed in plan was achievable.

Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture
Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture

Rather than proposing a dormer to the larger bedroom, we referenced the adjacent rear gable so that new additions would be complimentary to the house. This allowed an increased first floor footprint that was sufficient for a king sized bed. An en suite and additional WC were achieved at this level.

Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture
Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture

The ground floor originally had 3 bedrooms, however given the 3 additional bedrooms added at first floor we were able to combine two bedrooms into a generous master suite with dressing area and en-suite. With the space lost as a result of the new stairs, we offset this with a small side infill extension between the existing front lounge and garage. This offered back the space to the front lounge and facilitated a small utility to be positioned below the stairs.

Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture

The house appears relatively unchanged as viewed from Glebelands Road, however internally the proposed works turned this modest single level, 3 bedroom property into a two storey 5 bedroom home which was a significant increase in useable space and value.

Parklands Ashton on Mersey Northedge Architecture