03 PROPOSED GROUND & FIRST FLOOR PLANSHome Design Studios were tasked with producing designs  for the refurbishment and extension of a somewhat dilapidated and untidy three-bedroom semi-detached property in Girdlestone Road, Headington, Oxford, for use a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The remit was to achieve six comfortable size bedrooms, each with its own en-suite facility, a communal lounge and dining space, and shared kitchen.  Click the drawing to see more detail.

This was achieved by utilising the ‘Prior Notification’ planning application process for a larger home extension projecting rearward six metres.

CLC Limited of Cowley, Oxford were appointed to undertake the construction and refurbishment works. The project was not without its challenges. During the ‘strip out’ and formation of new openings it became apparent the building was a Lang Easiform insitu cast concrete wall construction resting on a shallow depth 400mm wide footing bearing down on rock and shale.

Invasive works identified hairline cracks in the Lang Easiform wall panels and this introduced concern with specific regard to the structural implications of the removal and cutting of these panels to form the large opening through the rear external wall.

 917_1445526585CAM Consultancy the structural consultants for the project  produced designs for an encased portal frame over the foundation in order to tie the existing wall leaves to the new structural opening and foundation.
 The rear wall leaves were removed in their entirety from ground to eaves and replaced with a new thermal block wall finished with an external render coat.
The images that follow show the high standard of the finished rooms and common spaces.  The property is currently being marketed for let at £3,750 pcm by White Walls Estate Agents in Oxford.
Contact Details for CAM Consultancy, CLC Limited, and White Walls can be found on our Supplier Partners web page under the heading ‘About us’.
To find out more about owning a HMO contact David Padmore on 07855 322 018 or 01869 249 166 or email sales@homedesignstudios.co.uk
 We can also help with funding solutions for your investment project.  Talk to our financial advisor today to find out more.
 Email Adam Roberts at adam.roberts@thepennygroup.com or call Adam on  his mobile 07866 254783 or office on 020 7061 2359.
See more photos of the property below.
 before & after. . .