Start Date: May 2011
Completion Date: August 2012
Contractor: Dale Contracts
Quantity Surveyor: Bonfield Ltd
Structural Engineer: Nick Maclean Ltd
M&E Engineer: SGA Consulting Ltd
Landscape Designer: Stuart Craine Design
Approved Inspector: Keystone Partnership
The success of Hemingford Road depended on two things – working carefully with the Grade II listed building and Islington’s Conservation officers, and achieving an outstanding interior design. Thankfully for our client we could draw upon our extensive experience of listed buildings, and the vision and exhaustive contact list of our interior design service.
During the construction process we had to strengthen existing brick walls in poor condition, and install a special damp proofing system to overcome water ingress in the existing basement.
The exterior of the building was painstakingly restored. The brickwork was cleaned and repaired, awful 1960 balconies replaced with Georgian style cast iron, and the timber sash windows overhauled and draught proofed.
Internally, underfloor heating was installed beneath the existing timber floor boards and a new timber floor installed above. Original lathe and plaster ceilings and plaster cornices were repaired using traditional methods and craftsmen. In the side extension – a recent addition and therefore not listed – a luxurious master bathroom has been created with marble slabs, carved stone basins and an enormous bespoke bath.
To the rear of the property, we excavated a new lightwell with a bespoke Jacuzzi and textured stone wall behind to catch the sun.