A classic bungalow with a lovely airy feel
Holbrook Construction were instructed to fully refurbish a large 1 1/2 story bungalow in Singlewell including full building works, Electrics, Audio Video and Plumbing. Our client had asked us if we could asset with the design of property to keep a traditional but clean finish while working on a budget.
We started with the rip out removing all the internal doors and striping the walls back to brick due to blown plaster throughout. We then removed the ground floor joist and reinstate as they were rotten, we laid new T&G floorboards throughout the ground floor. The client had an issues with some of the celling heights being at different levels so we installed an MF celling to level and plaster-boarded. We then moved some doors and blocked up old openings to make the house flow better for today’s living. The walls were skimmed ready for decoration and the Kitchens and bathrooms installed. A new Oak staircase was installed to give better access to the bedrooms as the previous staircase was dated and hard to use due to having open treads. Once the property was fully decorated the carpets and Karndean flooring was installed.
Our client asked Holbrook to create a fireplace area which could house a widescreen TV and 5.1 audio system, they wanted this to blend in with the room. Along with our clients input we decided to plaster a timber built chimney with a marble cut out and a bio ethanol fuel fireplace inserted, with a concrete fire-board above. We then built a box section so that the widescreen could sit flush and a Colour change LED was added to give a nice glowing effect. We are pleased to say our customer was over the moon with the result.
Holbrook were instructed to change 10 internal doors, the new doors were all solid oak Garfolli doors from Italy with frames and architraves finished in a white semi gloss. We also installed a 6 panel internal bifold door with glass panels to segregate the lounge from the Workshop and a 3 panel version to segregate the Lounge and Kitchen when required.
The client wanted a technology friendly house, so we appointed our sister company Holbrook Electrical (www.holbrookelectrical.co.uk) to install a Philips Dynalite Lighting control system, RTI multi room audio and control system and 2 x Sky Q boxes. Now our client is able to watch and control what he wants from were he wants and has the latest technology at the touch of button.