Although being of generous proportions, the flat was dated and ready for a makeover. With a newly fitted and contemporary kitchen, designer ensuite shower rooms, coupled with a few creature comforts such as underfloor heating low level plinth LED lighting and heated mirrors, Mary and Gerry really have created a holiday home in which to get away from it all.
A new metal frame ceiling throughout enabled a full electrical re-wire, inset spotlights together with acoustic insulation. The old hot water cylinder was replaced with a pressurized “megaflow” cylinder providing a far superior hot water system & with no gas in the block, this was a crucial upgrade, allowing for the installation of the new power shower. The fully tiled bathroom benefits from a newly constructed boiler cupboard & large step in shower area. The rest of the flat is fully re-plastered with all new skirting & architrave and light oak finished doors to complement. Also with absolutely no air extraction from either the kitchen or bathroom, new outside ducting is concealed within the ceiling void – essential, we believe, for open plan living. Night storage heaters are replaced with the client’s desire for low profile under floor heating throughout & with a neatly designed kitchen & breakfast bar, it makes this the perfect weekend retreat by the sea.
Client: Gerry & Mary Beaney
Category: Flat Refurbishment
Location: Lilliput • Poole
When we bought our flat in late 2013 we knew it would need significant refurbishment and needed to find builders who could do the work and project management for us. We asked our estate agent for recommendations, one of which was William Bowley Projects. We met Nick Turner and Nick Crick several times to go through our detailed project spec and were impressed with their clear costings and attention to detail. The project was managed efficiently and professionally from start to finish and when issues did arise, the options were discussed and agreed. One of the great things about the guys was the courtesy with which they treated our neighbours. We weren’t there to suffer the noise and disruption but the neighbours were and it is probably down to Nick C and Nick T that they are still speaking to us! We are really pleased with the finished flat and would recommend William Bowley Projects without hesitation.
Gerry & Mary Beaney – June 2014