MVA Property Ltd has designed and managed both large and small residential property renovations including basement excavations, double and single storey extensions, new roof constructions, alterations to internal floor layouts, kitchens, bathrooms, re-wiring and re-plumbing.
A small selection of projects are shown below.
London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire
In October 2006 work started on a derelict Grade II Listed Georgian Townhouse and so began the extensive renovation works to restore the property and transform it into a stylish home. The entire lower ground floor had to be reworked as the property had suffered significantly from damp and a new floor layout was designed. The property was completely re-wired and a new heating system installed, complete with traditional radiators. Original fireplaces, sash windows and arch panelled pine doors were reinstated.
It is becoming more popular for people to extend their properties rather than move. One of the most commonly extended properties in Hertfordshire is the 1930's Semi, whether it be a single storey or double storey extension or a loft conversion. These properties lend themselves well to extensions but care needs to be taken to ensure that any extension or loft conversion does not saturate the property. Inside layout is key, the extension needs to flow as part of the original house and stairway additions must be seamless. In this example we added a double storey side extension, creating two additional double bedrooms, shower room, family room, larger kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and downstairs wc.
Listed properties often have lots of small rooms and awkward layouts unworkable for modern family living, with the right approach listed building consents can be granted to alter floor layouts, change room uses and install advanced lighting and heating systems. The property in below was not making the most of its full footprint basement room and neither bathroom could fit a standard length bath. Working closely with listed building officers we achieved consents to excavate the basement to increase ceiling height and introduce a pair of glazed french doors to the rear to maximise natural light. Both alterations will mean the basement can be used as a large kitchen/breakfast room, an important part of any family home. The top floor layout was altered, knocking down internal stud walls and constructing new ones to create a gallery landing and larger main family bathroom, large enough to accommodate a traditional roll top bath.