A major change in construction requirement mid-project is a challenge for any building company. Not only does a situation of this kind pose technical challenges that may prove difficult to overcome at short notice, but it can also place the client/contractor relationship under some strain. No matter how alarming the surprise sprung on us, however, we maintain a positive and can-do approach and simply get on with making it happen.
In the case of this property, our client already owned a pair of flats that had been joined together, and had asked us to carry out a straightforward refurbishment and modernisation. Halfway through the job, however, a conjoining flat in the adjacent building became available, and our client decided to purchase this and have us break through the wall between these two very large mansion blocks to connect the units, creating an enormous, triple-space.
We carried out this work with the family actually remaining in residence, despite the structural complexity involved in a job of this ambition, and the need to manage the concerns of the occupants of ten neighbouring apartments spread across two buildings. Difficult and painstaking construction. With a stunning outcome.