This domestic renovation consisted the full refurbishment including loft conversion and contemporary exposed concrete rear extension.
The key design challenge was to develop a structural solution utilising the architectural requirements for high quality exposed reinforced concrete when structural steel dominates the sector. Drawing on our expertise in exposed concrete (Tate Gallery, St Ives) we supported the architect in developing the concrete specification and developed key details to minimise thermal bridging issues.
Having now worked on numerous projects together with SD, it is their ability to provide innovative and well-considered engineering solutions that set them apart. Importantly they approach every project as a collaboration with a desire to maintain the architectural aesthetic while providing responsive and cost-effective structural solutions.Grant Straghan - DeDraft Architects