Date:17 Dec 2013

Remodelled Regency Flat

Location: Kemptown, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Work carried out: Conservation and reinstatement of historic details and modernisation throughout.

Project description:

The clients had purchased this Ground Floor Flat in an historic Grade 1 terrace property in Kemptown, Brighton. The Brief was to make tasteful works of refurbishment and enhancement to conserve the few remaining characterful, historic details, reinstate appropriate details where missing and improve the layout modestly to accommodate the difficulties of the inherited 1960’s conversion.

The main intervention was to improve the connection between the Kitchen and Living / Dining Room with some new doors framed in the bold original Regency architrave pattern from elsewhere in the flat. Box shutters and doors were renewed in an authentic style, plaster cornices and features were renewed. Technical improvements were made to the plumbing, pipework, heating and hot water system, cabled services etc… thoughout. Rear rooms, though not original in plan or section, had to be designed to suit the new arrangement and look at ease but not compete with the original historic parts. There was a detailed positive dialogue with the Conservation Officer to achieve this happy end result.

Contractor: Pat Plumstead