Name: Cityshape Ltd
Phone: +44(0)7811 267635
Here is an example of one of our previous projects with some of the high quality specifications listed below.
SOUTHWOOD, 70 Southwood Lane, N6
A major reconstruction and refurbishment by Cityshape creating 6 large family homes with off street parking and fine views with open aspect secluded gardens. This development scheme was completed in Spring 2004.
Each house has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on the first and upper floors together with a study and reception room on the ground floor and a kitchen/family room on the garden floor, as well as a cloakroom and shower room adjoining a further room designed to be responsive to changing needs and thus usable as a dining room, TV room, or for an extra bedroom for family guests or au-pair.
The properties were comprehensively refurbished and incorporated the following:-
The roof was recovered with breathable roofing felt and new welsh slate to the garden elevations and where possible the original high quality slates were re-used on the front side and side elevations. Comprehensive insulation to meet the enhanced standards of the current building regulations were incorporated into the roof voids.
All the windows were replaced with double hung sash windows, fully double glazed and weather stripped to meet the very strict regulations in force since 1 April 2003. The doors throughout were either 4 or 6 flat panel painted softwood doors, with appropriate fire rating, designed to reflect fully the age of the original structure with double painted softwood architecture and 200mm high Torus or similar skirtings.
Generally, the upper floors were carpeted with plain colour 80% wool carpets with an allowance at the time of £25 sq metre. The garden floor was finished in simple wide plank oak oiled boarding (150 mm). The bathrooms had tiled floors, the principal bathroom being marble.
As well as the windows and roof complying with the new regulations for heatproof insulation, the external walls were also lined with insulation to meet the then current “new build” standards. The party walls between the dwellings were built in blockwork designed to similarly comply with the latest sound reducing regulations that had been recently introduced.
High quality kitchens were installed. Rational or similar German or other high quality kitchens with Neff, AEG or Miele appliances and corner fridge by Norcool or similar with a budget cost of £20.000
These were fully tiled with the principle bathroom having marble tiling throughout. Appliances were by Villeroy and Boch or Ideal Standard Designer range and the principle bathroom included a whirlpool style bath. There are separate thermostatically controlled showers to each bathroom either within the bath environment or separately and all connected to mains pressure hot water to ensure a significant water flow.
7. Lighting and power
A combination of traditional pendant fittings and inset mains powered halogen lighting were provided to ensure versatility and cost effective adaptation to changing needs and styles. All rooms were well provided for with power points and also most rooms encompassed TV, telephone and computer connections. An integrated fire alarm and burglar alarm system was alsoinstalled, as was an audio entry phone with access points on each floor.