Newberry Extension & Refurbishment
Domestic extension and refurbishment of a 1930’s art deco style architect designed semi-detached house in rural location. The original house was designed as accommodation for engineers engaged in the design of the Mallow Sugar Factory. The row of eight semi-detached houses are located on the former site of the now redundant factory. The brief was to provide a large kitchen / dining space which resulted in the demolition of the existing garage, general refurbishment and forming an en suite shower room to the main bedroom and complete electrical and services installation, upgrading of all sanitary rooms, fire protection works, upgrading of the existing stairs to comply with current regulations and new finishes throughout. A high level of design was applied in the original design of the house with many quality architectural features employed in the house including a stainless steel & mahogany fire surround, high ceilings, open stairwell and house-keeping call bell system throughout the building. We endeavoured to maintain these features in the refurbishment. The 39m2 extension was constructed in single leaf thermal efficient masonry with an insulated acrylic render system applied externally. Zinc was used in the roof construction and a 4m long triple glazed frameless glazing unit formed the roof-light to maximise natural light to the kitchen / dining space. The formation of strip window to the kitchen resulted in views to the woods beyond the rear garden boundary – a view that was neglected in the original house design.