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
Budget: £75,000 (Ground and First Floor Extensions)
£25,000 (Main House Renovation)
Status: Completed 2018