Residential The Old School

The Old School Redhill Rd
Rowlands Castle Hants.

The old school building was converted into ‘The School’ and ‘The Master’s House’. Steel beams were carefully inserted to form mezzanine levels and limited first floor accommodation whilst maintaining some double height spaces to the main living areas. At the same time new dormers were formed to the roof.

The old school building was converted into ‘The School’ and ‘The Master’s House’. Steel beams were carefully inserted to form mezzanine levels and limited first floor accommodation whilst maintaining some double height spaces to the main living areas. At the same time new dormers were formed to the roof.

High levels of spray foam insulation were used along with UFH to ensure the properties were comfortable and economical to run. An interior design of contemporary kitchens and Bathrooms completed the look.

The old playground was re-developed to provide four detached houses which picked up and mirrored a lot of the details found in the original building. The flintwork, brick quoining and steeply pitched roofs with reclaimed clay tiles ensured a continuity of style, allowing the new to seamlessly blend with the old. These house were constructed using the ‘Trad-Lite’ flint block. Often the workmanship used to lay these blocks is less great and sadly, they often have a bad reputation because of it. But the secret, is in the ‘pointing’ – get that right… and you can create fantastic traditional looking walls with the speed and rigidity of a conventional one.

Of course, traditional looks are all very well and good, but these days it’s imperative that homes are great spaces to live.  Comforts such as MVHR, UFH and structured wiring ensure these houses remain ahead of the game. It’s surely testament enough that 15 years after completion, more than half are still occupied by the original owners.