Portview began its commission by first stripping out the property to its bare walls and floors, removing every trace of the existing wiring while retaining minimal elements of the plumbing. We then rewired and replumbed the house, facilitating the installation of bespoke new bathrooms and a Baulthaup kitchen featuring marble and contrasting stone surfaces.
This project presented Portview with an opportunity to display its true calibre in the competitive field of luxury residential refurbishment.
Just like any commercial project, private properties warrant careful and precise attention to detail. We are experienced in delivering the highest quality of interiors for private clients that complement their tastes and enhance property value.
The large house has been transformed into a luxury residence, returning the property to its original usage as a family home following periods of other purposes, including commercial.
The handsomely proportioned, newly redeveloped 4,756 sq ft dwelling now features five bedroom suites, extensive reception areas and a large garden. It also boasts the highest specifications in interior design, gas heating, air conditioning and damp proofing and audiovisual technology.
New gas heating and air conditioning were set in place before internal plastering could commence, with the home’s many new finishes resplendent in stone, wood, specialist wallpaper and paint finishes.
A new fireplace was among the contemporary details employed to fuse beautifully with the original elements retained, including the ornate entrance staircase.
The sash windows of the property were refurbished while its entire slate roof was replaced, each with like for like materials to conform to planning regulations.
Among the specific challenges Portview faced was the installation of a brand-new staircase, which marked a major structural work. The new feature was manufactured in-house at Portview and transported to the site while working within the confines of an existing building. A new opening had to be carved through the floor to create new access, while steel works had to be put in place to support the newly added infrastructure and its location set into an existing chimney breast.
The existing basement had been suffering from damp seepage, so to rectify the problem and offset future breaches Portview had to damp proof the entire bottom floor. It did so by applying a specialist material to tank the area to prevent further moisture problems.