As a trusted Structural Engineer of our Client who runs a medium-sized building firm, we were appointed to carry out the tricky structural analysis on this house in Kent. Turner and Hoskins designed a contemporary update to the existing traditional built building termed locally as the ‘Ugly House’ by removing a portion of the first floor and completely altering the roof structure.
The existing mansard roof was replaced with a new duo-pitched roof, and Croft used their skills in advanced 3D design to ensure that the steel supporting structure was efficient to maximize the available space internally without compromising on structural stability.
A first floor extension was also completed to the garage and kitchen area, and Croft used their expertise in upward extension of masonry walls to ensure that the structure was adequately detailed to allow for safe speed and stability of construction with minimal disruption to the existing structure.
This amazing transformation to a bright and airy family home resulted in the project winning an award for ‘Best Residential Transformation 2015’ at Build Magazines Architectural Awards.
Architect: Turner & Hoskins Architects
Contractor: RJ Holland