Tag Archives: New Build

St Catherine’s Church, East Tilbury

Value = £330,000

Location = East Tilbury, Essex

Architect =Inkpen Downie Architecture and Design Ltd

Summary = Sympathetic extension and redecoration.

Solution = Refurbishment and extension of church to provide new kitchen area and WC's including accessible WC. Provide new heating installation to both extension and church, along with full renovation of flooring, walls and roof to main church.

Photos credited to Inkpen Downie Architecture and Design Ltd

This project was recently Highly Commended at the Diocese of Chelmsford, Design Awards 2017 for Development and Restoration.

Extension to Grade II Listed Property

Value = £150,000

Summary = A new build double storey extension which consisted of a garden room, dining room and first floor bedroom with en-suite.

Challenge = The extension had to constructed sensitively, to ensure its in keeping with the existing grade II Listed property.

Solution = Bakers worked closely with the property owner throughout the build, to ensure they take part in all decision making. The extension was constructed to a high specification, with cornice designed to match the existing and new box frame sashes and french doors handmade in house by the Bakers’ Joinery workshop. Ashlar lines were applied to the exterior render to match the exterior of the existing property.

The property was occupied whilst all works were carried out. To minimise disruption to the household; the extension was constructed, with the breakthrough to the existing house being carried out towards the end of the project.

The owners were so impressed with the work carried out, they asked Bakers to return to repair their storm damaged barn. Works to the barn are due to complete later this year.

 

Kitchen/ family room extension

Value = £150,000

Location = Woodford, London

Summary = Single storey extension to a Victorian period property consisting of a large kitchen / family room, utility room, downstairs shower and w/c.

Challenge = The property remained occupied whilst all works were carried out.

Solution = As the extension was for a new kitchen / family room; bakers provided the client with a temporary kitchen to use during works, until the new kitchen was installed and final breakthrough into the house completed.

Trusses were supported on steel flitch plates to create a large open plan kitchen and family living area, with vaulted ceilings, exposed truss tie beams and floor to ceiling length windows to the rear, to enjoy views of the large garden. The shower room was tiled with traditional Victorian tiles to the floor and walls. The rest of the kitchen family room extension is tiled with natural stone floor tiles. The terrace is paved, with vertical sleepers to retain ground levels.

 

Chapter House, St Paul’s Cathedral

Value = £2,400,000

Location = St Paul Cathedral, London

Architect = Purcell UK

Summary = Full internal / external refurbishment and internal alterations

Challenge = Working on a Grade II listed building within the city of London provided its own distinct set of challenges. The client and architect were looking to provide a 21st century office and meeting space, while at the same time preserving the layout and traditional finishes seen in many parts of the building.

Solution = Internal alterations to provide a lift and new staircases throughout the building, new internal glass partitions, finishes, decorations and services, plus removal of the existing roof and construction of a new roof structure to provide a new third floor level.

Chapter House, St Paul’s Cathedral

St Lawrence Newland Church

Value = £155,000

Location = St Lawrence, Essex

Architect = Tim Venn / Daniel Connal Partnership

Summary = Construction of Heritage room annexe to St Lawrence Newland Church.

Challenge = The client wished to provide a new heritage room linked to the existing church. The heritage room was to be built of modern construction, but with a nod to the existing church to ensure the aesthetic is in keeping.

Solution = Use reclaimed Suffolk white bricks to form a low plinth detail to match the church. Formed a new internal stone archway and door through to church, provision of accessible WC and kitchenette and installation of heating and lighting to annexe room. Provided an external accessible ramp with handrail to heritage room entrance.

"The monthly meetings between us, Bakers and our Contract Administrators (Daniel Connal Partnership) worked well and we were delighted with the result. We have no hesitation in recommending Bakers to others and look forward to being able to use your services again.”
Michael Pudney

This project was recently Commended at the Diocese of Chelmsford, Design Awards 2017

St Lawrence Newland Church

Loft Conversion, Billericay

Value = £385,000

Location = Billericay

Architect = Simon Hurst

Overview/Summary = Conversion of loft area into 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including alterations to the main staircase and first floor bedrooms.

Background/ Challenge = Converting a large loft whilst the clients were in occupation into additional accommodation – 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Solution = Full temporary roof, the works were carried out accessing from the roof and contained the area within the loft. The breakthrough was carried out during the clients holiday when the stairs were installed and stair well formed.