| This bathroom, built in Hartfield was once a bedroom.
The client wanted a Victorian look to the room, and bought an original marble topped vanity unit as a centre piece.
We diamond drilled through the marble and altered the unit to accept a basin. Original gas lamps were sent away, and re-plated with Nickel. Then installed along with a high level cistern.
To complete the look we fitted a Victoriana style solid mahogany toilet seat and an antique oak floor.
The other fixtures were bought from Chadders and the oversized bath is a kaldewei. The Shower is an ultra slim JT40 and is 1000mm square.
The tiles are Travertine and are 610mm by 400mm. They require sealing with impregnator before grouting.
The floor arrived as miscellaneous sized sections from a medieval châteaux in France. It was full of nails and deformations. As you can see, we took them to our workshop and restored them to a thing of beauty!
The schedule of works illustrated runs as follows:
• Walls stripped of plaster.
• Ceiling dropped.
• Additional stud wall and cupboard built.
• Sides of chimney built in.
• Plumbing and electrics run, including diamond drilling and joining soil stack, additional radiator and towel rail, 8 dichroic spotlights, two wall lights, shower, bath and basin supply and waste.
• Ceiling re-boarded, walls and ceiling plastered.
• Bath fitted, plumbed and boxed, surround tiled.
• Shower sealed with waterproof membrane and tiled.
• Room decorated.
• Floor sealed with SBR.
• Antique, French oak floor laid.
• Floor Waxed and sealed.
These clients pop up in this portfolio regularly. Sadly, no photos were taken of the complete renovation/conversion we undertook of their previous property. We converted an old Apple store with out buildings, landscaping and boundary walls. Inside we installed spiral staircases, mezzanines, solid cherry/walnut floors, as well as full rewiring, central heating etc, bathrooms, drainage, etc. These clients have become and remain good friends and we have the great pleasure of renovating their new property in Hartfield so expect more photos to follow soon!