The narrative

A Cork House - Phase 1' was conceived as a design and build project constructed by my wife and I over the course of 14 months. With specific consideration to our current needs, the priority of the project was to create a set of open-plan and functional entertaining spaces which would cater for both our work and social lives.

Designed with a collaborative input from both of us, the completed layout allows a seamless exchange between work and play, offering spaces for both architectural and beauty ventures.

A Cork House - Phase 1 is a 1890's brick built London terraced house which has been fully restored and renovated. The main house has a traditional palette, whilst the single storey rear extension shows the separation between old and new with its ground floor cork facade, and slimline sliding aluminium pocket doors.


Name: A Cork House - Phase 1

Location: Forest Gate, E7

Client: My Wife and I


Design team: Richard John Andrews Ltd

Structural engineers: Structure Workshop Ltd

Contractors: Self-Build by RJA Ltd

​Glazing: Maxlight Ltd

Bespoke Joinery: Self-Build by RJA Ltd

Scope: Ground Floor Rear Extension and Side Return

Scale: 40 sqm

Type: Residential 

Budget: £75,000 (Ground and First Floor Extensions)

           £25,000 (Main House Renovation)

Status: Completed 2018​

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