One of the downsides to living in a large listed building is that they invariably have miniscule kitchens! For the Millar’s this was a situation they could no longer put up with, especially as the house was once ‘The Bakery’! Having searched the Web they were confident the ‘Heritage touch’ was what they needed and duly invited us along for a preliminary chat.
As the existing floor tiles were laid directly onto the ground it was decided to replace the floor in the existing kitchen at the same time with modern insulation and damp courses. The end gable wall and new roof would also need supporting if the existing wall was to come out so a steel frame was used.
A full survey of the building was made and it was established the building needed listed building approval, planning permission and as the rear wall needed opening up into the new area, building regulation approval would also need to be gained. As always with old properties there were many issues to resolve and accommodate. For the Heritage team something they were well used to.