The house, situated within the Richmond Hill Conservation Area and listed as a Building of Townscape Merit, suffered from a defective roof, with complex and inadequate drainage. The multiple leaks caused by the existing roof shape and drainage system had already damaged the roof structure and were putting the fabric of the building at risk of further degradation.
In order to address the fundamental design issues of the existing roof drainage, a full redesign had to be undertaken. Due to the sensitive nature of the site and in an effort to protect the character of the area and the BTM itself, the new roof was designed to be as discreet as possible and virtually unnoticeable from the road.
The scheme was initially refused planning permission by the Local Authority, but was eventually granted permission following a successful Appeal.
The new layout allows for an improved connection between the upper and lower floors, and increases the quantity of natural light penetrating the property. The second floor now comprises of a family bathroom, three spacious well proportioned bedrooms and a generously-sized loft storage area.