Pollokshields Renovation – Week 1
Victorian House Renovation
Pollokshields on Glasgow’s sunny south side is known for it’s beautiful Victorian mansionhouses, and this is a prime example of a full renovation and modernisation project from start to finish, design and build.
Apart from signs of damp in the rear extension the house was in move-in condition when recently purchased, but a comprehensive renovation and refurbishment engineered with CDP Architects will bring the building into the 21st Century and ensure it can be enjoyed as a luxury family home for generations to come.
The whole interior has been stripped right back: the main house is back to bare walls for new plastering, although a lot of the original character features are beautifully preserved including fireplaces, decorative cornicing, window shutters and picture rails.
Major Structural Alterations in Family Areas
The rear extension will see some major structural alterations: the kitchen and second reception room will be opened up to create an open plan family hub. Structural members supplied by Ironcraft Steel Fabrications will provide support.
This completely renewed interior will be finished with a high-spec kitchen diner area and underfloor heating throughout.
A relatively recent extension at the rear houses the family areas: kitchen, hub and sunroom. A fairly serious damp problem means the extension has been stripped back to the exterior walls and some floorboards removed. A comprehensive damp-proofing course is required throughout the rear extension.
The house comprises 2 large front reception rooms, kitchen, rear ‘snug’, sunroom and 5 bedrooms, all of which shall be retained but with some redesigning of the layout.
Underfloor heating and a new gas central heating system will be installed throughout the rear ground floor extension. All sash and case windows and original window shutters will be refurbished.
The interior will be completely refurbished in a way that embraces the original Victorian character features including several stunning fireplaces, beautiful cornicing, coving, picture rails and high skirting boards.
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