In 1999 Matthew renovated and refurbished two Victorian terrace cottages. He turned them both from two to three bedrooms, extended the ground floor and increased the headroom in the bathroom. Matthew also put stained glass back in the doors and added period sash windows.
Matthew designed and built these two beautiful 5-bedroom houses from scratch in 2001-2. By that time he had been contracting for 10 years and wanted to move into developing. They were speculative builds and were bought off plan once the foundations were down. The buyers moved 9 months later – bang on schedule. “It was[…]
Matthew lives on Mill Road in Cambridge, so loft extensions and other renovations to Victorian Terraces are his bread and butter. In this loft conversion, the challenge was to create sufficient headroom within the dormer, which he achieved by obtaining planning consent from the Local Authority to raise the rafter line. “It’s gone from being the[…]