Emlyn RoadRecently Completed
Emlyn Road is an early 20th Century suburban street of semi-detached houses. The road is tree-lined, but with plenty of sky, and the walk from the tube station was always a pleasure.
Our clients were clear and concise as to what they were looking for from the project: A modern kitchen diner extension, which would make the most of the views to the extensive garden and some additional insulation to the upper bedroom and one of the first floor bedrooms.
The build was not easy as the family remained living in the house throughout the duration of the works, and the works to the main house had to be carried out within a two week window. To accommodate the clients needs a temporary kitchen was installed in one of the ground floor rooms. Although the family were out for most of the day, Toast the dog was a constant on site.
It was the first time that naganjohnson had worked with Chalkhill Construction, although we had wanted to do a project with Charles Rudgard for some time. The site was efficiently and courteously run by Robbie Spotswood-Brown who, maybe due to his background as a chef, took any minor panics in his stride and had a keen eye for the detail of the kitchen installation.
The design was, I think, fairly straightforward. It needed some careful engineering (by engineers HRW) to ensure the columns and the glazed screen, by Fineline, were as unobtrusive as they could be. We even had understanding neighbours! The only hold up was from a TV company who were filming next door.
Some jobs seem to run their course smoothly – clients briefing well, the design pretty much doing what it needs to and the contractors only coming to you when there is an issue which needs attention. This was just one of those projects – sorry, not an exciting read but there you go!