"As an retired Project Manager I have dealt with many Architects during the course of my career, however I have never met anyone as good as June. She not only has the eye of an experienced Architect but she is extremely knowledgeable of building construction, which was invaluable in helping me make decisions on quite a complex project. My wife said she has turned an ugly duckling of a house into something amazing. June is an excellent communicator and was very prompt in answering my questions. I highly recommend June for any Project."
Ground Floor Extension, Selsey
The home owners wanted to replace a side and rear conservatory with a more substantial extension. Their were particularly concerned with the glazing. This is a coastal location on the West side of Selsey which is subject to harsh wind and waves. In the Spring Tide the waves can extend over the top of the house and land in the front garden, also its been known for stones to be lifted from the beech and thrown through the first floor windows. The doors and windows on the existing conservatories regularly were oiled as the salt water attacked the fittings which would cease up. We recommended a high quality Aluminium Frame which was insulated and had an Anodised coating prior to the final coloured powder coating, which would provide a more robust protection against the weather.
During the design process the decision was made to update the rest of the property externally but replacing the tile hanging for Blue Cement Fibre Cladding and upgrade the white uPVC windows for a mixure of Aluminium Powder Coated frames and uPVC frames all in the same colour which matched perfectly. The exterior wall insulation was to be upgraded, but due to the coastal location cavity fill could provide a bridge for external moisture to travel to the internal blockwalls, therefore foil wrap was selected to be installed prior to the exterior cladding.
The views from the front entrance go right through the house and rear glazing to the sea beyond, its truely breath taking as you walk in and was well worth doing, thoroughly enjoyed by the home owners and their family and friends.
EXISTING FLOOR PLAN
PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN
"Working with June was an absolute pleasure. She understood the challenges of our environment and also what we were trying to achieve. When we had questions, she responded very quickly, and in fact went far beyond what was required, doing a lot of extra research to help find the perfect solution. She continued to actively support us throughout the build."