The narrative

A first home - was a collaboration between my wife and I as newly weds to transform a 32sqm ex-local authority apartment into their 'first home'.

The brief was simple to see the level of impact that we could have on such a small flat with a maximum budget of £5,500 and to carry out all works ourselves other than electric and gas works. The project took a lot of configuration to make the most impact without structural works and the new configuration delivers a 2 bed, ground floor apartment with garden and  ...........


Name: A First Home

Location: Homerton, E9

Client: N/A


​In Collaboration with: Conrad Shawcross Studio

Design team: Richard John Andrews Ltd, Conrad Shawcross Studio & IHC Studio

Structural engineers: Structure Workshop Ltd

Contractors: Modernarc Ltd

​Glazing: Clapton Glass & Joinery, The Roof light Company and Lonsdale Patient Glazing & Rooflights

​Bespoke Metal work & Joinery: Conrad Shawcross Studio, Cutting Technologies Ltd and Robert Griffin Joinery

Scope: Ground Floor Apartment Reconfigure and Refurbishment

Type: Residential

Scale: 32 sqm

Budget: £5,500.00

Status: Completed 2015

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