Featured on Amanda Lamb's "What the Neighbours Did" - UKTV Home Channel. http://uktv.co.uk/home/item/aid/645741.
Beaconsfield Road, St Margaret’s
Tim & Verity bought a run down semi-detached Victorian house in St Margaret’s – even the staircase was detaching from the walls. The house had subsidence and damp issues and had barely been maintained for 30 years. They had previously worked with another architect on designs but were unhappy with the proposals and came to us for a fresh start. With approvals in place, having worked through some interesting requests from neighbours, we worked with RoundHouse Kitchens in Richmond and with Dinesen, to design a beautiful working kitchen with an adjoining utility room.
The kitchen extension is the hub of their home, whilst maintaining a separate drawing room. The loft extension is The one quoted by Amanda Lamb as being “…the best loft extension” she’d seen. The on site progress was featured as one of the main projects in UKTV’s Home Channel programme, What the Neighbours Did, with Amanda Lamb.
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Our 'Design in a Day' experience was fantastic. They seemed to really get what we wanted to do. The final presentation helped us decide what we did and did not want to move forward with. We decided to continue with A:WK all the way through to finished construction drawings and now feel confident and well-armed moving into the actual build.
I really love the new kitchen and the space you designed. It is so light and welcoming but still works with the rest of the house. I hope you are as pleased with it as we are. We really enjoyed working with you on this project and would strongly recommend your practice to other people.
Thank you so much for the wine as well. We shall certainly raise a glass to you and your team.
Architecture:WK's Design in a Day workshop was a great opportunity to share exciting & practical ideas on how to maximise the space & light. AWK gave a high quality presentation of the design, which they have since developed into more detailed drawings & submitted successfully through planning. Looking forward to the next stages!
The hand painted kitchen was designed to be in the heart of the house, with an island unit where the family tend to gather for breakfast, coffee mornings with friends and after work meal time conversations.
We are so glad we found AWK. We are delighted with the stunning design but even more so with the exemplary service provided by Sam, Tuc and the rest of the team. It would be hard to find a more technically proficient practice and even harder to find a more customer friendly team.
The first floor was changed from a standard semi detached layout to have two large bedrooms with en-suites, one with a dressing room - a more practical and comfortable arrangement for the cosmopolitan couple.
This is one of our favourite - and earliest - projects. With a tight budget and a small kitchen in need of updating, Nick and Rachel wanted to create an interesting kitchen extension to their terraced Victorian property in Twickenham
Sam of A:WK spent time familiarising herself with the surrounding area and the site of our proposed project, before talking with us at length, and listening attentively to get a feel for our hopes and requirements. She was positive and enthusiastic, while pointing out some practical constraints and possibilities that non-professionals would not be aware of. I love my new home and am delighted to have gone through the building process with A:WK by my side.
AWK listens, is client centred, innovative, well organised and an excellent project manager. She pays attention to detail. Most of all she is passionate about her work. A great Architect and example of all that is good in the profession at such a challenging time.