Winton Chase, Andover, Hampshire

Design & Build

This project has been taken from it’s initial design concept through to completion, we have provided the design consultation, achieved planning permission and acquired building regulation approval. To assist with the clients budget, we have provided a works schedule with a view to acquiring an initial cost plan prior to going to tender, this way we could massage any design issues to meet with the clients budgetary requirements.

ASP Murphy are the appointed principal contractors whom we have worked with on previous projects and have always enjoyed a good working relationship.
The project: The existing kitchen is to be open plan to the new dining area with a vaulted roof void housing two Velux roof windows, a new kitchen is also planned. The existing utility is just to be enlarged and remain a utility, the existing W.C is to become a ground floor wet-room.

All M&E services have been designed arond specific light moods and warm rooms, the design has also been designed around future accesibility features such as doors being widened at ground floor level, electrical socket heights, wet room reqirements as well as Part M toilet facilities.
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We could not let this extension project draw to a close without expressing our sincere gratitude for your professional input throughout. We really enjoyed working with you and hope you did not find us too difficult. For us it was an ambitious undertaking and it was a huge comfort to have your support and advice from the very early stages of concept, design and planning through to completion. It all began, around our kitchen table over numerous cups of tea in the summer of 2013, with your meticulous thoughts put down on paper and explained at our level. It should be noted that, despite the additional cost, the M & E drawings were an essential ingredient to the fluent outcome. At the Planning Application stage you helped us to successfully negotiate the complexities of the way forward so as to ensure the preservation of the trees along the SW boundary using an arboriculturalist. Going out to tender was the next hurdle which potentially could have caused considerable grief. Once again, we need not have been concerned as you skillfully helped us to engage what can only be described as an ideal builder for our needs in ASP Murphy. The project got under way a month earlier than we had expected and was completed in record time on schedule despite the most atrocious wet weather that the UK has seen in over 100 years. Your weekly site meetings ensured that everything was in order and work was according to the plans. When further structural calculations for the 9m steel beam were requested by TVBC, you supplied these to the satisfaction of the authorities without holding up the build. As the project was nearing completion, it was helpful to have you there to ensure that everything was as it should be. We are delighted with the end product which has far exceeded our wildest dreams and was within budget with no hidden costs taking a mere 9 weeks from start to finish. Your exceptionally professional relationship with Steve Murphy was truly valuable and communications were thorough to ensure that the logistics never held up the proceedings. In essence, it was you who facilitated the extension project on our behalf giving us 100% satisfaction. We are most grateful for the enjoyable experience and would recommend you and ASP Murphy to anyone who wishes to embark on a complex extension knowing that they will get exactly what they requested. Yours sincerely Pen & Richard Barnes-Gorell

Richard and Pen Barnes-Gorell

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