One of our clients and his family already had a very pleasant house prior to getting any work done to it, but he required more room. It was essential that the new lounge area connected with the large rear garden and that it gave the feeling of spaciousness. An existing extension had to be demolished to create the space which was needed for the new extension.
A fair amount of careful thought was put into the arrangement upstairs to make the most of the additional area and produce aesthetically pleasing spaces. The stairs to an earlier loft conversion were altered to greatly improve access and create a better landing area.
The loft over the new extension was also utilized and once connected with the earlier loft conversion, formed a great play room come study area.
Sometimes the enlargement of a house can be the catalyst to allow improvement to existing spaces, as was proved in this case.
Written by Tony Keller – Building Tectonics Ltd.
As you may, or may not know, we actually altered the building we are based at in Fenny Stratford – The Tecton Centre. It was previously The Salvation Army Hall, which was built in 1887. Many years later it became a store and workshop for an upholstery company but gradually fell into a state of disrepair. As with many old buildings, a beneficial use has to be found before anyone will invest in refurbishment.
We formulated a scheme to create an open plan studio, primarily for Building Tectonics, and also a purpose made art gallery display space. There was also room for other companies thus producing the necessary revenue to make the project financially viable. The local planning authority refused to give planning approval for the scheme but fortunately the Government Planning Inspectorate upheld an appeal, and so after many wasted months, work commenced on the refurbishment.
In 2006 Building Tectonics Moved in. Subsequently many start-up companies benefited from the beautiful environment and flexible arrangements that the Tecton Centre has to offer and in 2010 we were proud to host our first Art Exhibition. Building Tectonics Ltd are pleased to share this great space with others who can appreciate good design.
Written by Jade Turney – Building Tectonics Ltd.