In 1986, Mr and Mrs Luckett built their own family bungalow in Woodchurch, Kent, erecting the building in its entirety and fitting the many thousands of individual shingles to the walls.
With the passing of time, Mrs Luckett’s family realised there would soon come a point when their mother would require some assistance around the bungalow and maybe round the clock care!
The family pondered over the best options for their mother and decided they would contact Colts to look at the feasibility of converting the double garage into a suitable annexe for Mrs Luckett to enjoy.
The garage with all its clutter had a decent floor area to work with, in fact 29 square metres. The criteria, and most important concern to the family was a sympathetic transition. Although the family had the basic idea for the layout, our task was to make it work.
We drew up the plans and applied for the Planning Permission, in addition to a Building Notice application so the work could start immediately.
From start to finish, we removed the wide garage door, completely grubbed out the garage, insulated the outside walls and roof space.
We built stud partition walls, thus achieving a decent living space with room for a small dining table and a utility area off the existing kitchen. Access to the rear garden was achieved by way of French doors complete with low rise thresholds.
The bedroom, although compact, included a bright and airy front window and led seamlessly through a sliding door into a beautifully tiled en-suite, complete with a very low to the floor shower tray, corner vanity unit and toilet with pull down rails for future use.
Every detail was with Mrs Luckett’s best interest at heart; my own staff even had the attitude, “well this could be for my mother!”
We completed the conversion just before Christmas 2017 as agreed. Mrs Luckett and her family now have a delightful one-bedroom annexe to enjoy.