A tired bungalow is transformed with a new timber-framed first floor.

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Clean, fresh, light and airy.

Apart from the foundations and external walls of the original 1960s bungalow, everything about this design is new!

The Crabtree Road site before redevelopment.

In a tightly scheduled process, the existing roof was removed, the walls prepared for a timber-frame first floor, and the internal walls and roof from Northern Ireland erected in just four days.

Its rendered walls under traditional form slate roofs help to set the building well in the context of the surrounding conservation area. Cedar-boarded relief panels and a full-height glass entrance provide the contemporary twist.

Internally, an open-plan kitchen, dining and seating area lead to and from the hall, the floating stair and sitting room broken by slatted ash screens. These continue through to the first floor balustrade which overlooks the hall and glass entrance screen.

Four double bedrooms, all with large windows, and three large bath/shower-rooms within the new first floor areas complete the accommodation.