The glass skylight on the ridge of the roof brings in daylight two floors down into the entrance hall past the mezzanine level landing to this north facing home.
Hampton Road, Twickenham
Hampton Road was an exciting project with an excellent result at planning. The property is a detached home and was in desperate need of updating. The extensions and refurbishments required were so extensive that the house was rebuilt except for part of the front elevation and the garage. David & Sue needed appropriately sized bedrooms on the first floor, with plenty of light in this north facing home. They needed a larger kitchen extension with sliding doors and wanted a wow factor staircase.
We designed the property in timber frame construction to be manufactured off site and bolted together on site. We worked closely with the timber frame contractor checking dimensions to ensure a good fit onto the concrete foundations and basement being prepared. The glass skylight on the ridge of the roof brings daylight two floors down into the entrance hall past the mezzanine level landing. We administered the first part of the works to ensure the structure was as it should be and provided detailed drawings for the subsequent fit out.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.