Whist working for a client on their large bungalow loft conversion we got talking about another property they owned.
It was a very unusual property called the old telephone exchange which was a holiday let. As it sounds it was converted from a single story old British telecom building. Our client had toyed with the idea of a mezzanine floor over the vaulted bedroom ceiling. Looking at some photos we weren’t optimistic.
We visited the property with the client and discussed various options that wouldn’t break the bank and add some fun features to this quaint property. The final design was a mezzanine floor with a glassed faced pitch roof dormer to add height and give light. Also, a section of the gable wall was removed more with glass added. The raised platform area would be accessed via a set of space saver steps. Two reasons, they fit in a small area and, as they are outside of the building regulations covering stairs. This meant they could access an area with very limited headroom.
The whole project was added quickly into our work schedule and its was completed in between holiday lets. The end results are quite cool and looking at the reviews left by visitors its been well received.