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Stunning atrium in Old Dalby Melton Mowbray

Answering the call of the Willetts family for more living space, Blackstone designed and built a seven hundred-metre kitchen extension. Transforming a small kitchen and lean-to plastic roofed conservatory into a seven metre square family kitchen and dining area, Blackstone rose to the challenge. With a beautiful view over fields in Old Dalby, a rural village in Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, Blackstone endeavoured to make the most of the scenic position of the property and built the extension with that in mind. Blackstone’s reliable team was put to good use with full involvement from the architect and the structural engineer. Every step of the design, planning and build process was dealt with by Blackstone, including liaising with the building inspectors. A truly inclusive service!
Until the extension project, Mr and Mrs Willetts had done all the renovations in their home themselves to the very highest standard. Blackstone were put to the test. In the words of Mrs Willetts, “Every evening my husband would come in and inspect the finest detail of Blackstone’s work and if there was anything not just right, Blackstone responded quickly and professionally.”
The focus of the design and planning of the project, to develop a light family environment, was achieved by the addition of an atrium in the centre of the ceiling. The design of the atrium was key and it was imperative that it was kept watertight. Two sets of double doors and windows in the exterior walls also added to the feeling of nearly being outside!
The whole project took three months to complete, within the client’s suggested time frame, and the Willetts family are now enjoying the views and their new space.
Commenting on working with Blackstone, Katie Willetts said, “Having renovated the whole of our house ourselves to the highest standards, we had high expectations for the company we chose to deliver our kitchen and family area extension. It was a huge undertaking, the area needed to be virtually knocked down and rebuilt which is why we didn’t want to do it ourselves. Blackstone were fantastic, delivering on time and attending straight away to anything that we decided was not just right in a timely and friendly manner. Even our neighbour commented on how fabulous and courteous the Blackstone team were. We could not have asked for anything more and are extremely happy to be living in our new, lovely and light, family space.”

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