This terraced family house had some very wonky doorways and a very distorted ground floor, so we replaced them. The existing floor structure was stripped out and rebuilt with damp proof courses and pressure-treated timber, so it should last another 100 years. Once flat and level, external contractors installed Amtico in herringbone parquet style.
We replaced all the door frames and doors to modern building standards, with fire doors in the living areas. New skirting and architrave with a ‘Victorian’ profile were fitted.
Floating bookshelves were installed in all living room alcoves, and they’ve been very nicely filled by the clients.
The staircase was levelled up at the same time as the floor was replaced. New newels were jointed on to the existing bases, and new handrails & spindles installed. Squeaking treads were remedied.
We built an understairs toilet with a wall-hung pan and basin – no visible pipework, essential in a room that small if it’s not to look messy. The toilet door was hung on concealed hinges to keep a minimalist look, and to match the adjacent cupboard.