Stephen Jeffrey Architects - Architect design in Essex

Restaurant Conversion to Single Dwelling House

This Grade 2 listed timber frame building had received planning permission for a 'change of use' from restaurant back to a single dwelling house. To bring this about, various internal alterations and sympathetic repairs were necessary, such as the removal of the customer toilets and restaurant kitchen and quite comprehensive measures to help remedy damp. A new Garden Room extension was designed to connect the rear of the property with the garden and improve the overall spacial planning of the ground floor.
The means of escape in the case of fire was improved by a designated escape route through the house created by the addition of some doors to form some compartmentation.
Parts of the building were significantly damp (due to the use of modern materials and poorly thought out and executed construction) and we recommended and liaised with Mr Ralph Birkinshaw, an eminent independant specialist damp surveyor, in formulating an appropriate detailed design solution.
Local Authority approvals were obtained, including Listed Building Consent and Building Regulations approval.
The project is now nearing completion (see photos) and Stephen has been undertaking site visits to help ensure the full potential of the works is realised. 
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