• Wood burner

    Left as brick with slate hearth and oak mantle piece.

  • Cupboards


  • Lead fire walls

  • Flue chimneys

    Top end of free standing flue system.

  • Cupboards


  • Shower

  • Shower Room

    The matching floor and wall tiles give a Wet Room feel to the space.

  • Bedroom Leading out to landing

    The unbroken stretch of flooring creates an elegant flow for the eye to follow.

  • Kitchen

    This room incorporates bespoke cabinets curtesy of Ben, our sadly missed Kiwi colleague. Now back in New Zealand and doing well. The breakfast bar is a useful feature providing an eating/serving area and dividing the room.

  • Kitchen

    This gorgeous worktop, fitted by Ben, will go on looking stylish, and be sturdy and functional for many years with only a little maintenance. Plus the wood gives a really warm feeling to the room.

  • Living Room

    New life was breathed into this beautiful period fireplace when the floorboards were sanded and re-varnished.

  • Kitchen

    One last view of the finished kitchen. Just going to prove that functionality need not compromise beauty.

Victorian upgrade, Hove

September-November 2011

This job involved the complete upgrade of an end of terrace property in Hove.

Internally the basement was completely damp proofed and all electrics upgraded to take the new open plan kitchen.

The front section of the basement had a wood burning stove installed and the living room above had a Victorian fire place and hearth installed. Both systems ran on a dual free standing flue system, as the chimney breast and stack had been removed from the first floor upwards. What fun we had!!

The wood burning stove and open plan kitchen area made a great space for entertaining.

The ground floor had a new shower/bathroom installed with underfloor heating, making a good size washing space.

All floors were insulated to minimise uncontrolled air flow and damp down noise, giving a more solid feel to the build.

The pine boards on the grnd and 1st floor were all sanded and varnished which made the spaces seem lighter due to the light board and varnish colour.

There were three fitted wardrobes/cupboards installed throughout the property as defined by the client.

Externally all three elevations were scaffolded and had all defective render removed (about 35%, so fairly extensive! ). These were then re-rendered.

All firewalls were completely leaded over to ensure another 30-40 years life.

The building was finally redecorated to a colour choice decided by the client.

The job was perfect for me as it was only 2 minutes from my house, which meant I could get in early and moan at any late comers! Another interesting and fun job.

Many thanks to our client Rebecca, who knew what she wanted, which enabled the job to run very smoothly. Thanks for the work.

Thanks to all involved who helped produce a great standard of work and another happy client.