Where the client's brief
calls for a complete refurbishment of the property, Leonard Design
will agree the appropriate design solution to meet requirements.
Working with existing properties, in most instances over 100 years
old and listed, the scope of the design can be limited by planning
restrictions and the existing footprint of the plot but with detailed
planning the property potential can be maximised. Internally the
property can be remodeled, often with comprehensive structural alterations,
to provide a clean canvas for the new design. This design can involve
the excavation of a new lower ground floor over the entire footprint
of the site, a rear ground floor extension, a roof extension and
the reinstatement of the main house itself to a high standard. In
most instances the refurbished property will be a family home.