Hamilton King specialise in architectural and interior design tailored to how you live.

renovation in kew


Stage: In Build

Hamilton King has been commissioned to redevelop a previously extended detached house in Kew, with the aim of transforming it into a modern family home. Our clients, who are currently living abroad, have a clear vision for the property and a tight deadline for renovating it in time for their return to the UK. We have been working efficiently to a concise brief to ensure that their vision is realised.

the brief. 

Our brief was to create a practical, comfortable, and resilient home with excellent storage. The client's main priority was to create a family-friendly space on the ground floor that is suitable for both cosy evenings and entertaining. To achieve this, we are removing the current poorly designed single-storey pitched roof rear extension and replacing it with a flat-roofed ground floor rear and side infill extension. We are also opening up the ground floor of the home with a single-storey side extension with a fully glazed roof. The first and second floors will be reconfigured to create a master suite, children's rooms, and two home offices. To do this, we are adding two rear dormers and one front dormer at the second-floor level. We are also extending the existing basement to make it the full footprint of the house.

what we did.

As our clients had a clear brief and deadline, we were able to quickly translate their needs into sleek modern designs during the initial design concept phase. The property had gained planning prior to our clients purchasing, which was still valid. This meant we were confident to skip the pre-planning stage of our process and move swiftly onto the developed design stage. In this stage, we had external parties conduct all the necessary surveys, and we developed the designs further. We recently prepared and submitted all the relevant information and documents needed to gain planning. We monitored the outcome of the planning applications, while also pushing ahead with the proposed scheme by working on the technical design stage. This stage involves working on the architectural design, construction package, interior design, mechanical and electrical design and specification, landscaping and external surfaces, as well as creating all the pre-construction information.

What we are doing.

We have reached the construction phase, and the building site is now active.

At this stage, we are constructing a new basement that will add an extra floor below ground level to the house. The design of this basement includes an open space, which will be later divided into separate areas using partition panels, creating a broken space. These panels will create distinct spaces within the basement, allowing for flexibility in the layout.

To enhance the aesthetic appeal of the house, decorative plaster mouldings and cornices have been installed. Additionally, marble tiles and terrazzo tiles have been placed in the bathrooms, adding a touch of elegance to these areas.

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