Bob Nicholls

Chartered Architectural Technologist


A Personal Challenge

Following a fruitless two year search for a building plot my wife and I bought a 1960’s bungalow on a ¼ acre plot, with the express intention of enlarging the ground floor and replacing the roof to create at first floor 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The property remained occupied throughout the entire build.


This required key elements of detail and sequence of work to be devised PRIOR to submission of the planning application, thus allowing strict adherence to the approved design. I fully modelled all structural elements on the computer allowing work to proceed with confidence. I quantified and ordered all materials, hired trades directly and did some of the installation work myself. The project came in £3000 under budget.