the facade organisation undertakes property refurbishments and extensions with an emphasis on best use of space, preserving appropriate architectural features alongside an innovative modern allocation of available and - where permitted - extended floorspace of the dwelling. Sympathetic design takes into account the location, the existing features and of course the adjoining architecture and neighbourhood facilities.
Our "Howden Road" project, for example, was short listed by the local council for inclusion in their design briefing for local residents. While there are limits to what one can do with a "bog standard" 1930s semi, we certainly pushed them!
Established in London, we are now also taking on projects in the south of France, from our base in Uzès. Opportunities to revitalise or repurpose old stone properties will be especially welcome!
We're all about bold concepts, often with reworked use of space and or extensions (upwards, outwards or a combination of both). "Howden Road", for example, dropped into an existing "undercroft" void over 1 metre in height that both the owner and a previous architect had completely missed, as well as a new floor on the top of the dwelling.
We aim to deliver efficient, modern, open plan living - combining deceptively simple, stylish design with all those practical day-to-day requirements of actually both using and enjoying your new space.
We will consider everything - storage, heating, lighting, energy efficiency, vistas, impact of light (and the effects of any potential loss of light on neighbours)... and we listen closely to our client's brief. Your priorities inform our process.
If you're considering something a little more imaginative than a 10% of existing area pre-approved extension then please do get in touch and let's explore some ideas. No fees applicable unless/until you instruct us to proceed.
We can help your select or work alongside your existing partner professionals (e.g architects, engineers, builders and the relevant buildings inspectors, party wall surveyors etc.) to deliver - project managing (and if necessary micro-managing) the planning and build processes through to completion.
Our team is always expanding, if you're a specialist and would like to work with us then do please get in touch.