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Renovation or start again? Often a difficult choice especially when the outcome is ambitious.

This private residential project started with a lot of space, over 200sq m across the house and various extensions but there was scope, and budget for more.

A brick built bungalow, in a prominent location, with a mix of one and two story houses around and the client brief was to create a family home for a growing family with capacity for guests and events.

The planners had their say in the renovation – refurbishment argument. Planners are nothing if not small minded, lacking adventure and inconsistent so, what could have been a landmark became, well less! but here we’d like to celebrate what could have been…

… whilst recognizing what was allowed will still be a beautiful family home of more than 300sq m with guest space and room to entertain.

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