This residence was a single story two bedroom terrace (circa 1920).
The original cottage consisted of two bedrooms to the front of the property which were in good condition, with the living area in the middle of the house also being in good condition.
The rear kitchen and bathroom were in very poor condition with extremely bad ventilation and light.
The rear kitchen, bathroom and half of the living area were demolished and the rear yard was excavated by hand to create a new open plan living area and kitchen. A second storey addition was added which included two bedrooms and a bathroom.
As is standard in most inner west properties this was a tight site, but Genuine Building Services came up with an innovative and cost effective way of building a two storey extension which went to the boundaries on both sides. Hebel panels were used for fire rating and insulation which offered ease of construction, was price effective and ensured minimal disruption and mess for the neighbours.
There was an Interesting use of materials in this project with such inclusions as black timber floors and rubber floors to the first floor bedrooms for sound insulation. Polished concrete was used in the rear kitchen/living room and the external patio and bathroom.
This project combined a new and innovative design whilst ensuring the external features were in keeping with the traditional streetscape.