Joe and Ross bought for 1930s three bed semi back in 2015. Situated in a great part of West Didsbury, close to Fog Lane Park, the garden was south facing so the rooms at the back were flooded with light.
They started talking to Pride Road almost as soon as they moved in, and did a concept design workshop. Then they sat on it for a couple of years whilst they worked how they wanted to use the house.
When they decided to go ahead, it was with a single story extension and a hip to gable loft conversion with flat roof dormer.
‘We are so pleased we knocked down the garage, the garden is much wider, that’s something we never would’ve thought of before meeting Pride Road’
The works included demolition of the existing kitchen, mini-extension and garage, and construction of a much bigger rear inside kitchen extension, with a side utility and toilets, and a bike store at the front. And a conversion of the loft with a hip to gable and rear dormer with bathroom and bedroom, re-landscaping the garden as well.
Internally they replaced all the windows and installed underfloor heating throughout. Kitchen design was by Francesca at Design By Helium Kitchens and feature floor tiles were cut into the engineered wood, to create a rug effect around the island unit. The new structural beams were exposed and painted with black intumescent paint to match the window frames.
‘It’s been great working with Pride Road. Couldn’t recommend Lisa more. I think she’s definitely helped us to challenge some of our initial kind of ideas and preconceptions and I think that’s a very important thing for an architect to do.’
‘It's been great working with Pride Road. Couldn't recommend Lisa more. I think she's definitely helped us to challenge some of our initial kind of ideas and preconceptions and I think that's a very important thing for an architect to do.’
Joe and Ross
I love the feature floor tiles that were cut into the engineered wood, to create a rug effect around the island unit.