Extensions

by Hannah Fenton

October 20, 2017

On-screen inspired London terrace basement extension

Film executive Niels Swinkels and his wife Erica took inspiration from on-screen interiors to turn their London terrace into a bright, open home. When film…

Transform Architects is an Award-winning RIBA Chartered Practice that specializes in contemporary self builds / extensions / disability adaptations and makeovers.

Please visit the website for over 54 before and after residential project ideas on www.transformarchitects.com or contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01924 275 594

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We enable our clients to recognize what they want, visualize what it will look like, understand the costs, make important design / specification decisions, and oversee the contractual work until the project is completed.

Transform Architects was established in 2004 and specializes in working on single residential dwellings and are seasoned disability architects designing / adapting homes for the disabled.

Transform Architects is a family run small RIBA Chartered Practice that works on a fixed fee basis for all levels of service. We undertake full or partial services on projects of contracts £65,000 upwards and use 3D design and walkthroughs as standard.

Transform Architects in-house design team assess each space requirement and its function, for example what furniture you wish to have in the space, what type of lighting, what type of mood, are you having a television in the space and if so what size.

All the rooms will have the wow factor rather than just focusing on the main spaces, the process is quick and easy, we integrate items such as storage solutions and the look and feel of the spaces is established early in the process.

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One such example project is located in Ben Rhydding, West Yorkshire (photo above).

Known on our website as “from the inside out” Transform Architects provided a contemporary makeover and refurbishment with extensions and internal alterations to create new and improved spaces.

At a cost of circa £300,000, the brief was to remodel and refurbish an existing house built in the 1960s to create a contemporary five-bedroom dwelling that takes advantage of the beautiful hillside views.

The design maximises the site, while considering the impact of the development on the neighbouring dwellings.

Transform Architects used a mixed palette of materials to give visual interest to the building facades, as well as layering of materials to give depth and contrast to the front facades.

We used the existing stone for the ground floor with new lighter materials above including, through colour render in different colours to complement the palette of colours found in the area.

The new/altered elements of the project comprised of 300mm block work cavity wall / timber frame constructions with an insulated concrete slab, a new bespoke staircase and a fully integrated lighting / sound management system that is server-based so that music and movies can be streamed to any room.

As with many of Transform Architects projects, sustainability is key and the project consists of large windows to maximise natural light distribution, new triple A rated appliances and a fully energy efficient central heating system.

The north facing windows face over the valley and have the best scenic views, the windows on the eastern façade are set back within the site and are within the two living rooms and bedrooms two and three, the windows on the western facade are only within the bedroom and ensuite in the roof space and they are at high level to aid in the transfer of light into some of the deeper plan spaces and the windows on the southern façade are designed to take advantage of the solar heat gains. The main living spaces all have south facing windows.

The result is a contemporary makeover that delivers more space whilst demonstrating that there is no building no matter how unattractive that cannot be transformed into a modern, contemporary, energy efficient dwelling that maximises its surroundings.

The quality of high end residential projects such as these is adding to Transform Architects’ superb reputation in providing the very best innovative contemporary designs and makeovers. This has been recognized through awards and commendations for residential designs in recent years.

Transform Architects have undertaken projects ranging from small scaled detailed extensions through to an eco-earth sheltered home music studio and we undertake projects nationally.

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Transform Architects acting as Disability Architects specializing in designing / adapting homes for the disabled.

Transform Architects design on the basis that disability design does not have to look or feel like social housing or a hospital scheme whilst still meet all the requirements of the client.

Transform Architects undertake initial feasibility designs and site impact assessments through to full project management and delivery of complete disability projects from minor internal alterations through to complete new builds.

We regularly work on disability projects that involve:

  • Specialist Disability Bedrooms
  • Specialist Disability Bathrooms
  • Specialist Disability Therapy Rooms
  • Specialist Disability Hydrotherapy Pools
  • Specialist Disability Extensions and Alterations
  • Specialist Disability New Build Dwellings
  • House Disability Accessibility Assessments
  • Disabled Facilities Grant projects

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3D design as standard

With 3d design we enable you and every member of the construction team to view a highly accurate 3D walkthrough of your architectural design. From a single-storey extension to a large newbuild, you can tour the project at will.

By creating our designs in 3D from the start, we help you see and understand the real-life potential of your new space.

 

Exploring in 3D…

No need for technical know-how or special software – you and every member of the project team can explore and share the 3D design model via the internet, anytime, anywhere. You can switch building layers on and off, make real-time measurements from the model and seek views and ideas of others.

 

Design Discussion…

Your 3D model is perfect for generating real, informed discussion and development, so we can design the building you really want. We can develop and amend the model so you and your construction team can always see the latest version.

 

Clarity in design…

Greater clarity in discussion and preparation means ultimate clarity in the final design. That means no nasty surprises, just great communication, confident construction and outstanding results this what an integrated approach and 3d design bring to a project.

 

Please visit the website for over 54 before and after residential project ideas on www.transformarchitects.com or contact us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01924 275 594

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