Smith Street

At this Grade II, five-storey, semi-detached property in Chelsea, LTS was asked to refurbish the building which also had two paved garden areas, one on the roof and one forming the external garden

Part of our brief was to retain many of the period features which make the property so special and we used our highly-experienced teams, together with the best subcontractors, to achieve this.

We also designed and built the mechanical, electrical and public health services and carried out the demolition of the rear extension. This involved an internal strip-out, as well as structural alterations and damp proofing works.

We stripped out the whole house and many of the original features were restored, or replaced to match existing details. These included the architraves, skirting boards and fibrous cornices. The works also included a total restoration of the existing plaster using both lime and mortar traditional plaster techniques, together with updated gypsum systems. We also overhauled the existing staircase, including making good the balustrades and handrail. On the roof, we mixed old and new techniques, using traditional lead work and introduced a ‘green’ roof covering which allows an actual garden to be grown on it.

In the garden LTS worked with the original layout, but with some clever design from both the architect and garden designer, it was transformed into a modern space.