Conversion and extension of existing two storey brick built school building into 13 residential units and community hub building at ground floor level. The scheme achieved EcoHomes for refurbishment “Very Good”. Many of the original features were kept within the school despite major alterations including the introduction of an intermediate floor and a new top floor.
- On January 4, 2016 Read More
Funding was obtained through the Technology Strategy Board’s “Retrofit for the Future” competition to refurbish a house in Haringey to achieve close to PassivHaus standards. It was originally constructed as two maisonettes but has been converted into one three bedroomed house. The scheme once again reunited Sandwood with Anne Thorne Architects Partnership and Metropolitan Housing Trust to replicate previous successes at Angela Carter Close, Rossiter Grove and Tulse Hill.
- On January 3, 2016 Read More
Sandwood are delighted to have worked on our eighteenth project with Peabody Trust as part of their programme to increase the number of larger units on their existing estates. The project was finished in April 2011. The existing building comprised five storeys with five separate flats, one at each floor level. The development renovation involved the conversion of the five flats into two larger units, one covering the ground first and half of the second floor and the second flat the other half of the second floor plus the third and fourth floors. New staircases were introduced to give access internally between the floors.
- On January 2, 2016 Read More
This is our first project working for Sanctuary Housing and is being carried out under a traditional form of contract. It consists of the conversation of a Grade II listed building in Pimlico from 14 bedsits to 7 self-contained flats. The listed building consent requires the retention and protection of the existing internal timber staircase and balustrade as well as external façade features. The project was completed in September 2010.
- On January 1, 2016 Read More
The development consists of the refurbishment of 6 flats into 12 bedsits with communal facilities for young people leaving care. The bedrooms have private bathroom facilities which have been designed to use bathroom pods to maximise the space available. There is also office space for support workers, communal lounges, laundry facilities and kitchen/dining rooms. External works were also undertake to improve the facade and provide a garden area. The scheme was completed in October 2008.
- On December 31, 2015 Read More
Lansdowne Drive was the conversion of a Grade II listed school into flats for the Peabody Trust. The scheme included, as well as the conversion, a new third storey extension and a roof conversion to create further units. Lightweight metal steel partitions were used internally with the third floor extension in timber to limit increases in loads. The existing windows and the roof coverings were retained and overhauled with the addition of new prefabricated dormers to the front elevation. The structural alterations included a new storey in the roof space constructed in such a way as to minimise disruption to the existing slate roof.
- On December 30, 2015 Read More
This was a project to redevelop a three storey Grade 11 listed building in Islington converting it from seven bedsits, a communal kitchen and an office into three self-contained flats. The extensive nature of the conversion works combined with the client’s desire to undertake all the works in keeping with the listed status, even where not required by the consent, threw up some problems. SDB are now, at least, experts in lathe and plaster walls and ceilings and have further experience of lime mortar and plaster. Our expertise in refurbishment and direct labour contributed to the success of this project.
- On January 5, 2016 Read More