new dwellings

When buying someone else's house you may come across issues such as space or poor energy efficiency and face inheriting the previous owners problems such as damp, poor decorating choices or a layout that doesn't meet your needs. 

 

One way of mitigating this is to renovate a house you have just bought, but it may be expensive to pay for such improvements once you have already paid the deposit and stamp duty especially as high house values and stubborn sellers mean the cost of renovating plus some profit in reward for your efforts is rarely built into asking prices.

 

For those of you who want to build your own house here are a few examples of my previous projects, working closely with each client I was able to ensure that their dreams of a new home were turned into reality! 

If you require plans drawn to obtain Planning Service or Building Control approvals please contact me. 

 

two replacement seaside dwellings, county down

I'm delighted to say one of my projects was featured in the SelfBuild and Improve Your Home Magazine! 

To read a personal account of my client's journey CLICK HERE and refer to pages 25 to 34)

Self Build Magazine
Self Build Magazine

I'm delighted to have this project featured in the 2015 Autumn Edition of SelfBuild and Improve Your Home Magazine!

BEFORE
BEFORE

The original bungalows

AFTER
AFTER

View from the Beach showing the two new houses along a seaside path.

AFTER
AFTER

What an amazing transformation!

AFTER
AFTER

As the sun sets, the houses are looking great.

AFTER
AFTER

Steps from the family room / kitchen leading to the garden and the seashore. Great place to entertain family, perhaps a barbecue?

AFTER
AFTER

The family room which is open plan to the dining and kitchen with floor to ceiling glass.

FLOOR TO CEILING GLAZING
FLOOR TO CEILING GLAZING

The family room which is open plan to the dining and kitchen and leading onto the balcony.

AFTER
AFTER

replacement seaside dwelling, county down

housing development, old holywood road, belfast

Old Holywood Rd
Old Holywood Rd
BEFORE
BEFORE

This is going to be the new entrance

BEFORE
BEFORE

The overgrown site before work began.

AFTER
AFTER

The electronic gates leading to the new development

AFTER
AFTER
AFTER
AFTER
AFTER
AFTER
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AFTER

railway cottage, ballyclare

before
before

Members of the Sloan Family having their photo taken before the old "railway cottage" was demolished.

after
after

Designed in the style of a traditional railway cottage, the new cottage is located beside the old Newtownabbey to Ballyclare branch line.

after
after

Similar to how the railway cottages use to look, using contrasting brick detailing gave the cottage a traditional feel which my clients were delighted with.