Hallway restoration

The brief:

A hallway that had lost a number of original features when converted to flats, including a curved bannister and bottom step. Luckily I was able to take measurements and photos of neighbouring hallways that were still intact.

First job was to reinstate curved dado rails…

Next I made the carved bannister and step curl in the workshop

Next I replaced the stair nosings….

Then the bottom stair tread curl was morticed in

A cast iron Victorian newel post I sourced on eBay was threaded with bar and bolted through the stair tread and under the floor.

Now the bannister and spindles were installed

A new meter cupboard was fitted

After this, the plaster wall corner was cut back and re curved, and a radiator cover to match the meter cupboard fitted

Before and after….





Dressing Room

January 2017

The client brief:

Convert box bedroom to side of main bedroom into a dressing room.

Wall between main and side bedroom knocked through

Doorway to side bedroom being converted into hallway accessed bookcase

Door gone! Adjustable hallway bookcase in place

Back of bookcase forms back of wardrobe.

Wardrobes and cupboards in place

Tall drawer unit in place

Doors on and primed



Understairs Storage

Client brief:

Storage units for under stairs

Unit one to appear free standing, whilst hiding a variety of plugs, meters, taps etc

Unit two to make maximum use of last section under stairs for boots shoes and other items. Drawers are on full extension heavy duty runners so can carry large amounts