Refurbished 3-storey, Victorian, terraced house in Hammersmith

How did the project come together?

Uncover the story behind this open plan project

Stage 1:

Preparing the concept design

Peter Powlesland, the project’s architect and historic building consultant was reluctant to create an enclosed stairwell at lower-ground floor level because his client wanted an open-plan lowest floor with no separation at all between the large kitchen living room and the staircase; in other words, without a protected route to the front door on the floor above, and thence to the street.

Stage 2:

Defining the layout

The Automist Installer fitted an Automist system comprising of two pumps, associated hoses and spray-heads in an under-stair cupboard at lower ground-floor level in just one day.

The spray-heads were very discreet and did not impinge on our design. The District Surveyor was very happy with it and it was very good value for money. The value of 25 New Kings Road has increased a great deal thanks to Automist which allowed us to complete the open plan design, which is currently so much in demand by property buyers. In short, Automist saved the day!

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Peter Powlesland, the project’s architect


Peter Powlesland Architect

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