Our clients in Bedfordshire asked us to look at their modest 3 bedroom bungalow to see if it would benefit from remodelling. Although the bungalow had been previously extended a few times to give more space and to create a beautiful kitchen; they felt the layout still had outstanding issues that needed resolving.
Its main entrance was tucked away up a long path bounded on one side by the bedroom wing. This was awkward and far from an impressive visual introduction to the h
When people are sad or they feel down, they try to find something which will make them happy again. For one of our past clients, that happy thing is getting out the plans we did for her and looking through them. Just looking at them, because she doesn’t have the money to make them a reality yet. She lives in a bungalow which she wanted to make into a bigger house, and has plans involving an extension to do just that. The mere dream of this new house uplifts her mood, and seei
We’re trying something which we haven’t done before; that is tracking a project and keeping you all up to date on its progress via fortnightly posts on facebook. The first project which we will be keeping you up to date on is a bungalow which is a bit dated in both style and layout. Our brief was giving them a design which provided a larger kitchen and entertaining space on the ground floor, and to create a first floor with a view above the top of the trees growing in the val
Building Tectonics were commissioned to produce architectural designs and gain the necessary approvals for two bungalows in the rear garden of a house in Bletchley. Both properties are very popular and have been completed, they could be sold many times over. The bungalows are quite deceivingly large with two bedrooms at first floor level and a third bedroom/study on the ground floor. The light and airy feeling they engender internally is complimented by the way they sit withi
Before… For this particular project, the client already had plans prepared by architects to demolish their rather tired looking bungalow. This was to be done to create enough space to build a new house altogether, and the client had intentions of living in this new house. When builders quoted the schemes for this project, it became clear that this idea could not be economically justified. We were then commissioned to improve the existing bungalow architecture, bearing in mind
Building Tectonics were asked to create a bedroom in the roof space of a very small bed sit bungalow in Milton Keynes. Because of it’s size and the attatchment to the surrounding houses, this particular project proved to be a real challenge. The building side of things was carried out by our clients brother, who has carried out and completed many successful loft conversions before. It has proved to be very successful and is likely to be one of the main models for many similar
A lot of architects will probably get their biggest kicks out of designing the prestigious new house, and it is true that it’s a thrill to see such a project come to fruition, and most of our projects do. However it can be more of a challenge for an architect to take an existing house and re-work it so that they can create a beautiful house with all the facilities expected by the modern family, and we think that many architects do not value this work as much as we do.
Architects had previously prepared a scheme for a new house to replace this bungalow, but once costed it was apparent the project would be uneconomic. We were then commissioned to improve the existing building to a high standard so that it could be readily sold. We prepared a number of proposals and the client chose (in our view) the best of these. To call the adopted scheme a make-over is a little bit misleading, the change from the front is subtle, but by raising the roof a