Stunning apartment set in a period conversion in Brook Green

How did the project come together?

Uncover the story behind this open plan project

Stage 1:

Preparing the concept design

The apartment was originally a 1 bedroom property. The owners wanted to introduce an open plan kitchen lounge creating space for an additional bedroom.

Stage 2:

Defining the layout

A Fire Safety Expert recommended Plumis Automist as the best retrofittable fire suppression option on the market that allows the designer the freedom to open up living spaces but also keep to fire safety regulations at the heart of any development.

Stage 3:

Building Control Sign off

The Automist installer liased with building control to ensure they were familiar with the third party testing that Plumis had conducted to ensure the system would meet the building regulations.

Plans & Layouts

Before image

Compartmentation: One bedroom flat with prominent hallway and separate kitchen

After image

Open planned: Two bedroom flat with feature kitchen lounge

The changes we made to the flat resulted in a 35% increase in property value (inclusive of development costs) or approx 20% (net of all development costs).

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