Waters Edge in Sandbanks is probably the last waterside cottage in Sandbanks and boasts stunning views across Poole Harbour, we were approached to look into the potential with the site and instantly fell for the idyllic location and character cottage. We couldn’t wait to get started!
Whist the site has huge development potential with neighboring sites erecting 18 luxury flats over the next two years, our client decided to remodel and enhance the dilapidated cottage with a mix of traditional and contemporary design features adding circa 1000sqft.
Probably one of the most exciting projects we have undertaken to date, we undertook a detailed laser survey and set to work on the proposals, the entire ground floor was remodeled with major structural walls removed and replaced with a complex steel structure, working closely with our structural engineers we created a comprehensive scheme to create our clients dream home. See our planning page for further info on this project
Due for completion in April 2016, the gallery below shows some shots of the build process.
Once an outside space, the poor weatherproofing left some rater dilapidated steels to be replaced!
Old chimney and internal walls all removed to create a new open plan kitchen
Existing stairs relocated to create a large entrance hall
Existing roof pitch to continue up to the main ridge to incorporate new bedroom and bathroom
The existing render removed with ease
Small side extension to incorporate downstairs shower room and utility room
New steel frame to support existing floors and spine walls
The start of the new kitchen
Front extension groundworks
Beam and block designed by us for the new front extension
A rare low tide enabled us to capture this shot
Onsite welding sometimes is the only option
Careful installation of steel beam
A game of jenga! lots of temporary works prior to the install
50 years of salt air?
Cedral cladding to refresh the old
Beginning of the new roof
Ready for screed
Twin steel channel install
Removal of a stepped existing wall
Worth every single penny
A new space is seen for the first time
The famous teak mouse rescued and from the roof of Holly Hill
Quartz worktops custom made with fluted edges for the extra traditional feel
Final limestone sub base
Formation of curved steps
Solid brass lighting with mineral insulated copper cable
Lower garden in need of some imagination
Preparing the base for the gabion baskets
Gabion basket install
30 Tons of gabion stone thanks to Suttle Quarry
Preparation for the sub base of the decking
Aerial shot of the decking base
Balau decking being laid
Hot tubs thanks to Elite Spas
The completed deck with fire pit!
Seamless glazing thanks to RM Fabrications
70m2 decking installed
Marine grade decking screws
External lighting from the gabion baskets