Conversion, Loft Conversion and Rear Extension, Gosforth

Drive House was one of the most challenging but rewarding projects JD Joinery and Building Services completed in recent years. The team led the transformation of this detached home from a property blighted by a number of incompatible extensions into a contemporary, stylish home that has been recognised with awards on a national level.

The property was a dream find for the owners when originally purchased. The client recognised the potential of the house and wished to extend it outwards and upwards to create the space they needed for a growing family. JD Joinery completed the project in only seven months in spite of a difficult and detailed build schedule, delivering a new loft conversion, full internal renovations and a ground floor extension that is the centrepiece of this impressive property.

The real key to the success of Drive House is in the smaller details. The beautiful bespoke ironwork on the new staircase and the retained period features of the home or the unique zinc roof of the extension, which frames the bi-fold doors leading into the garden.

One of the key successes of this project was the inside-out feel created in the rear extension. The client was clear that the floor level needed to be the same from the kitchen space through to the outside terrace to create one large space when the bi-fold doors were open. In order to achieve this without creating flooding, constructing the appropriate drainage was key, alongside fit-for-purpose flooring and bi-fold doors to ensure water did not build up on the terrace. A positive outcome with a stunning finish.

Drive House is a modern home with style and functionality – a perfect family living space and a very happy client. Mr and Mrs Clements, the owners at Drive House had this to say about JD Joinery and Building Services: The staff of JD Joinery have been excellent in our major refurbishment.

The house is an outstanding build and Joe has made it all possible. Joe has been fantastic from the start in helping us get this project completed on budget and on time. Joe’s friendly professional manner has helped so much over the last 9 months. His staff have been helpful, hard working and understanding working with a family with young children. We have a home to be proud of and we thank JD Joinery so much for that . A major project like this can be very daunting to take on and you need the full support of your builder and I hold Joe in high regard for this type of work.