Victorian House Renovation in Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Renovation of the original house was an extensive process. Walls were stripped back to the brickwork internally and externally and coverings were replaced by modern boarding and render prior to finishing.

Rebuilding the bay window ensured adequate foundations and wall insulation.

The north facing rear wall extending behind the house had been rebuilt to meet building regulations requirements.

An entire new roof replaces the existing. The new attic roof trusses timbers are overlaid with a vapour permeable membrane and roof tiles to match the original, as are the soffits and facia in treated natural wood. New lead roofs are installed ocer the new double glazed low-U bay windows and entrance porch.

The external windows have energy efficient double glazing throughout and are in wood. New stone cills replace the old.

Electrical rewiring followed the building plans to ensure adequate power and power points are available for a modern family in the digital age.

A high efficiency system-boiler and thermal heat store and new plumbing ensures ample heat; and cold and hot water throughout the house.

New matching woodwork - doors, casings and architrave and skirting boards were installed throughout.


We created the fabulous minimalist yet ornate master bathroom in the renovated property using some very fine materials and products.

The feature stone egg shaped bath forms the centre piece of the room and a 3.4 metre full height glass bathroom divider/shower screen creates a wet room shower without obstructing the view of the room; and protects a high glass chandelier over the bath. White, marbled porcelain tiled walls and floor ensure the room is bright and inviting.

In the original house we also created a modern en-suite wet-room with a walk-in glass partitioned shower and subtle tile grate that allows water to discretely flow away.

Boarshurst Experience

"The experience for Boarshurst has been a very positive one in architectural design experience and in use of innovative materials. Only a few years ago our various employee teams would have thought exceeding building regulations for insulation was perhaps excessive. Now they understand and are fully on-board when clients talk about underfloor insulation, insulated walls (interior and exterior) and insulated internal ceilings and roof spaces. 'Grand' projects like these this improve our eco credentials too."

Before: Preparation Top of page

We throughly prepared this detached Victorian Villa for it's extensive renovation (and extension) this.

Renovation: Ground Floor Top of page

The ground floor has floor and ceiling replaced and insulated, walls removed and some rebuilt.

Renovation: First Floor & Roof Top of page

The first floor and roof had extensive development including two bathrooms. The roof was entirely replaced in the existing style.

After: Beautifully Renovated Top of page

The new roof, cills and windows are installed. Internally, plastering, tiling, bathroom fitting, electrics, heating & plumbing are comlete.