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Renovation and Refurbishment
by A&R Design
A&R Design is a family business that has been established for over 20 years, with expertise in all aspects of building renovations and refurbishment. We work with a hand picked team of trusted and accredited professionals, each with their own specialist areas and we can manage all aspects of your project for you - giving you the complete package. We offer peace of mind promise to give you complete confidence.
All photographs on this website are of genuine projects undertaken by A & R Design.
At A&R Design we have a wealth of experience in a wide range of residential and commercial refurbishments and maintenance projects, including home extensions, loft conversions, interior alterations, home decor, and kitchen and bathroom refitting.
We launched A & R Design as a small, local, family business back in 1996, building on the experience we both already had in design and decoration, to offer a high quality service to our clients encompassing all aspects of property refurbishment and renovation.
We were excited to take on this wonderful new project. Our clients wanted an open plan design, which would give a real feeling of flow into the garden. It was important to them that the build was eco-friendly, with a natural feel, and the choices of materials and design reflected this. (Illustration 2)
The flooring was a beautiful solid maple, which was reclaimed from an old sports hall. We brought in specialists to clean and lay the wood, in a lovely random pattern, retaining all the original court markings as a striking design feature. (detail of illustration 1)
The cabinets are a lovely deep inky indigo. The glossy finish is complemented by a side profile on the tall cabinets (a small indent on the sides to allow them to be opened without a handle) giving a totally smooth sleek look. (illustration 5)
The clients wanted a sleek, modern look for the worktops. Although concrete gave the right ‘feel’ we agreed it was insufficiently eco-friendly, as well as needing a lot of maintenance, and coming in a limited range of thicknesses. Instead, we used a concrete-effect quartz, which has a similar appearance, but is available in a much slimmer size, and is more environmentally friendly.
The island unit features a down-draft extractor – this is hidden away allowing the family to cook sociably at the unit whilst entertaining, without the need for a large cooker hood which would block the view.
The new extension features wide bi-fold doors as well as a side non-opening window, enhancing the flow into the garden and maximising the natural light. Glass bricks and skylights bring in even more light. (illustration 6)
On the flat roof of the extension, we created a lovely grassed wildlife haven, using a specialist bio-diversity grass seed mix designed to encourage butterflies, bees and other wildlife. From the upstairs windows, the roof appears as part of the garden, again enhancing the natural flow between the inside and outside spaces.
The clients said ‘We contracted A&R for an extension build in Enfield. They project managed everything and brought in all trades and the architect, all of whom were professional and easy to work with. As we had some design features outside of the permitted development route, we were pleased that all planning issues were dealt with by A&R and the architect. Good dialogue throughout the build, and always there for a discussion to work through options. To note, what I also appreciated was their consideration of the impact of the work on our neighbours’.
A&R Design has extensive experience in undertaking all types of interior and exterior alterations and decorations, and all the different decisions and processes that this type of project entails. For a free quotation for your project, please call us on 0208 3676599.
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new venture; The Stained Glass Window Company.
The Stained Glass Window Company creates beautiful stained glass windows for homes, places of worship and commercial and historic buildings. We use traditional materials and techniques to create beautiful windows in every possible style
A&R built our rear and side extensions. From start to finish they were absolutely great to work with. Every part of the process was carried out with care and attention to detail. Any queries or comments were communicated to us clearly and quickly. And we now have two great new living spaces. We would highly recommend A&R and will be using them again in the near future.
by Paul Wilkinson, Hillside Crescent, Enfield, December 2017
Our family want to recommend A & R Design because they really do provide a rare service of concept/design/build. While friends struggled to find fittings and fixtures they liked and could afford - we had Allison supporting us with excellent knowledge and tips. At the same time Rob lead his talented team brilliantly with resourceful solutions and a bespoke build.
by Sarah Pengelly, Middlesex, May 2014
Perfect results - painless & professional: A & R Design are responsive, understand what needs to be done, provide clear solutions which are executed in an efficient and collaborative way by skilled and personable workforce in a timely manner. I am delighted with the results of the two projects they have worked on for me.
by Susie Franklin, London, October 2014
Thank you for the wonderful level of work completed to the outdoor/exterior of my home recently. I appreciated the considerate behaviour of your builders (as did my neighbours), as well as the high level of workmanship.
by Jogi Sonal, London, August 2011
Highly skilled, trusted and reliable A&R design are a highly skilled group of trades people who have built an amazing kitchen space for our family. Excellent communications meant a smooth running build that included discussions with neighbours. The payment plan was followed to the letter and costs were discussed regularly, there were no nasty surprises at the end. The build ran almost to plan and was only a couple of days over due to a small amount of additional work that could not have been foreseen. All tradesmen were polite, organised, skilled and always left the house as tidy as possible.…