Arts and Crafts House
The client was looking to create a modern extension to their Arts & Crafts house to accommodate a new kitchen and to build a pool and Sauna with an ‘endless pool’ continuous swimming system. Tectonics Architects divided the contemporary kitchen and pool from the rest of the house so as not to detract from the original character. A zinc roof was installed on the new extensions to provide a long lasting and maintenance free surface. The pool area was externally insulated and clad using Brick Clad Ltd. Alco Systems aluminium contemporary windows from were fitted here.
As we gained the client’s trust, refurbishment works were extended to the entire house which had not been updated in over 30 years. We repaired, upgraded and renewed the whole property, fitted new bathrooms, electrical, heating and hot water systems. The old oil boiler was replaced with an A-rated Worcester Bosch boiler, and the flue was directed through the existing chimney stack to maintain the front and side elevations. A pressurised Pandora Cylinder from with an amazing output of 40L/min of hot water was installed and now supplies hot water to four bathrooms, the kitchen and a sauna. Buildmer High performance timber windows with invisible hinges were fitted to the existing house and we insulated the roof and all the ground floors. Durox Supablock 4 was used on all new build walls to improve thermal performance.
Belgian blue stone was fitted to the kitchen with underfloor heating. Zinc roof finishes were installed on the new pool extension. All windows were replaced. We painstakingly refurbished and restored the traditional dining room, antique fitted wardrobes and even an oak cladded altar.
We undertook all external works. The garden was levelled and now contains a new York stone terrace, a new garden path and a refreshed boundary fence. Feature items include schüco bi-folding doors and an ultra long swimming pool window measuring 5m x 1m.
“Bow Tie are meticulous in how they do things”
“Hi all, just wanted to say, we are really impressed with your team in Bounds Green, they are doing such a brilliant job, and are a credit to your company.”
“Rafael demonstrated a great knowledge in respect of building work and was able to draw plans and give advice regarding interior design.”
“This house is cosy and comfortable but in a natural way. Our old house was of similar scale, area and build and if you wanted to heat a room you had to blast it and the air would then be very dry and that heat would quickly leak out.”
“I was delighted with Bow Tie Construction and have recommended them to several friends and neighbours.”