Stories from Site
There are an infinite number of ways to renovate.
Here we share your stories, your triumphs and challenges.
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This week we speak to Camilla who’s renovation journey started during lockdown when she and her husband realised they needed more space for their growing family. After an initial dream of finding a period property they fell in love with a 1960’s property which needed a complete renovation.
This week we talk to Nic who, together with his partner, self-built a garden studio and extension to their 1 bedroom flat.We talk to him about his decision to take on a self-build project, the process they went through and what he would do differently next time.
We talk to Tamzin who explains why, after renovating previous properties, she chose not to take on a big renovation for her current home.We discuss the joy of getting creative in your home, being savvy with up-cycling interiors and her process of turning a blank canvas into something special.
We talk to Hannah who is midway through renovating her thatched cottage in the countryside and the downsides of renovating an old property.
A serendipitous chain of events led Siobhan and Joe to quickly move from a finished flat straight into a building site with development potential.
This week we talk with Temi and Eugene about their process of creating the perfect home to suit their family life, both now and in the future.
We talk with Alex, a client from the early years of our architecture practice, who despite undertaken lots of preparation work to ensure the project ran smoothly, faced their contractor becoming insolvent just 6 weeks before completion.
This week we chat to Christian and Faye, an architect and garden designer who became each other’s clients when they decided to renovate a studio flat with a generous garden.
This week we talk with Jess who didn’t have the budget or even find the interior fittings she wanted, so set about making them herself.
We talk to Katie who started a loft extension only for her main contractor to disappeared after taking her roof off . . .
We talk to Sandra who renovated a forever home for her retirement after downsizing.
Sandra had a really clear vision for the space she wanted to create and used her professional skills, coupled with some additional training, to create a stylish and social home for this next stage in her life.
We talk with Elesa and Steve who who found a run-down house that needed a complete back-to-brick renovation. They had the best experience renovating, and not a lot of people end up saying that! Find out the secret to their success in this week’s episode!
Today we’re chatting to Lydia about the extension and renovation of her one bedroom flat in London. Lydia is an architect and ceramicist with her own practice Fettle Studio. Together with her partner architect, Dan Ruddick, they wanted to wholeheartedly get involved in the build process.
We recently caught up with Nick and Dawn past clients of ours and reflected back on the project we did together. With some experience in construction project management, they took on the role of being the main contractor and employed separate trades to help them complete the works, all while juggling full-time jobs and having a baby.
This week we talk to Kirsty about managing a renovation direct with her builder while home schooling and a full time job.