Long Ditton Side Dormer

Long Ditton Side Dormer

Our clients, Sarah and Russell, were expecting their second set of twins, which made them realize just how important space would be. Living in an 18th century five-bedroom cottage, it was important for the couple to keep the period style of the property.

Their Ideas

It was important for Sarah and Russell to have an area where they could relax away from the stresses of a busy family life. One of the main worries to our clients was losing the character of the 18th century property, especially from the exterior.

Our clients were also aware storage would become a valuable thing to them.

Our Implementation

Dormer windows and rooflights were chosen to keep in with the period of the property and a bathroom and bedroom were created. The chimney breast became a feature wall for both the bathroom and bedroom and vintage style furniture and appliances completed the traditional look. All exposed woodwork was also rubbed down, cleaned and stained.

Under eaves storage was added to maximize space, as well as a storage area next to the chimney including three shelves and a hanger rail.

We were impressed with A1’s professionalism from our first meeting and this followed through when liaising with office staff who kept us informed and updated throughout the process. The builders were friendly and considerate and we were very surprised as to how little disruption there was during the build stage, life continued as normal.
A new dormer was added, which from the outside, looks as though it has always been there. The project was built to a high specification and is entirely in keeping with the charming character of the property. The new bathroom is our favourite room in the house. It’s a relaxing retreat, an escape from the hustle and bustle. In fact we often joke that ‘it’s like a hotel up there’. When the children get a little older we intend to use the new space as our main bedroom and it will become ‘our sanctuary’.
Sarah and Russell