New built development of two semidetached houses
We were contacted by one of our previous clients to present a development proposal for converting six
disused garages into residential units. The constraints of the L-shaped site, flanked by two different types
of residential properties, influenced the layout of two small residential units.
We designed two units, Unit A and Unit B. Unit A has three floors, with an open kitchen, living/dining room,
toilet, and laundry on the ground floor, two bedrooms and a shared bathroom on the first floor, and a
versatile attic room with a shower. Unit B spans two floors, with an open-plan kitchen, living/dining room,
full bathroom, and utility room on the ground floor, and two double bedrooms and a shared bathroom on
the first floor.
The building is constructed with concrete blocks, insulated exteriors, and brick slips to match
neighbouring properties. The roof, made of wood with insulation, and covered with composite black slate
tiles, also used vertically on the front façade. Black powder-coated aluminium windows complete the
exterior, creating an appealing backdrop for the landscaping. Each unit features a small garden at the rear
and a front courtyard with planters, bin and bicycle storage, and accommodations for air source heat