Martindale Road in Balham, South West London
Preferred Partner Involvement
We were instructed on this project for the rear extension, loft conversion and remodelling of an existing Victorian terraced house in Balham. Our Planners and Architects met with the client to discuss the project further and created a design brief for the projects scope which included contemporary extensions and replacement crittall style windows throughout along with remodelling the layout to make the house more practical for the user. Our client was very keen to take a contemporary approach for the extension to juxtapose the old with the new so our Architectural Team came up with some initial Concepts for the project and worked with the client to create the best solution.
Due to the age of the house, a measured building survey was carried out by AT Land Surveys to ensure we were working with accurate levels. Our Architectural Team were involved through to Stage 5 of the RIBA Plan of Works engaging with suppliers and Building Control to get the necessary sign off’s and supplied the Pre-Commencement Information to the client to build from.
The main objection from Wandsworth Council was relating to the outlook from the neighbouring properties which we overcame by creating a mansard style roof at the rear and angling the rear projection to allow a clear 45 degree view from the neighbouring windows.