1900’s detached Victorian house which was converted to a GP’s surgery in the early 90’s had been sat empty for over 2 years since the GP’s had retired. Though the building was in good condition it had a very peculiar internal arrangement which did not lend itself very well to living accommodation. Furthermore, there was a very large basement area which was crying out to be utilised. It was decided that as the building already had planning granted for conversion to a dwelling house that phase 1 of the conversion will make use of this by converting the building into a 6 en-suite bed house with lounge/kitchen/diner/utility in the basement.
Phase 1 scope of works:
- Revise internal layout with architect.
- Remove ALL partition walls, reception area and ceilings.
- Remove all existing wiring and heating system components.
- Remove trees at rear of building and excavate for basement steps.
- Tank basement with a membrane and drainage system.
- Insert RSJ’s, excavate & construct basement steps and retaining wall.
- Replace all 16 windows and 2 doors.
- Construct sound proof partition walls/ceilings (for phase 2).
- Upgrade gas and electricity supplies.
- Installation of 7 separate heating systems and 8 wiring circuits.
- Plasterboard and skim all walls and ceilings.
- Renew all fire doors/frames/skirting.
- Decorate throughout, inc external rendering, woodwork and railings.
- Install new kitchen and 6 new bathrooms, inc all tiling.
- Fully furnish all 6 rooms, lounge and kitchen.
Phase 2 scope of works:
- Install 6 kitchenettes and change smoke detectors to heat in rooms 1-6.
- Install en-suite in room 7 (used to be communal lounge and kitchen).
- Exchange lounge furniture in room 7 for a bedroom suite.