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morusman
This site is a treasure trove of examples of folk's hand crafted homes. Obviously, architects bravely putting forward their own homes can face pointed observations. Last year I surveyed a slightly larger Victorian end terrace (major town an hour out of London), really well refurbished but with very similar cloakroom / utility ridiculously planted in the rear reception room! My clients nearly didn't exchange, struggling with the ill-considered layout. Larger reception rooms, dual aspect rear room, narrow attached garage, big garden, meant the property luckily had scope for 3m wide side return extension, leaving side alley, all to create incredible 9.5m x 6m long kitchen / family room. Space for light well area meant no unwise costly structural efforts to join up rear reception that could then serve as a sunny office / playroom. When funds permit they now have a single achievable goal based on an affordable, practical plan that will add value outside of the mad London property bubble! Sadly, their commute hasn't got easier!
   
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17welshlady

Hi, did you paint the steels yourself or were they supplied painted? Thanks

   
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Woodrow Architects

Hi 17welshlady the steels were delivered primed and then and painted on site, they get knocked about a bit when being installed so its not worth finishing them until late on in the project

   

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