Our client came to visit Fitzgerald Architecture in February 2015 and a year later his property had been completely transformed. When we were approached the requirement was to bring order to the existing 1950’s bungalow located in an historic part of Everton. The property comprised a cellular layout, series of extensions that had evolved from the existing garage and a loft conversion that was not compliant with the Building Regulations. The initial brief was to rationalise the existing extensions and consider the access to the existing loft conversion. We were able to quickly adapt this brief in response to the occupants – to provide the elderly parents of the owner the property a more comfortable and practical living environment. Relocation of the staircase and bedrooms into the extension released valuable space within the existing bungalow and allowed the bedrooms to be located in the better insulated part of the property. Because the ceiling structure required upgrading this provided the opportunity to reconfigure the accommodation as more open plan. After obtaining the necessary planning and building approvals the project was constructed during the winter and occupied early 2016.
Bespoke lighting designs and integrated media solutions together with intelligent heating controls and emergency sensors have been incorporated into this build. The main spaces take full advantage of ample natural day light and the high quality of the living spaces provides the occupants with a good standard of well being.