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Converting a Former Dog Kennel & Cattery

We were asked to convert this former dog kennels and cattery into a new homes.

At David Granger Design, we are well versed in new builds and conversions of various buildings into both residential and commercial accommodation.

In 2016 we were engaged by a client for a conversion of a slightly different nature.

Our client had purchased their new house, which was set in some substantial grounds and was previously a dog kennel and cattery.

We proposed to separate one of the more substantial former kennel buildings from the primary residence and convert it into a new separate dwelling. The building was single-storey and lent itself well to conversion into something quite contemporary, with good views over the plot, something that our client had already appreciated would make a very striking residence.

Having liaised with the client during the design process to create a scheme that worked for them and took the best advantage of the buildings and site layout, we embarked on the planning process. Approval wasn’t initially straightforward, and we did receive some objections. However, with some careful consideration with the client and Planning Officer, we designed out any concerns. We were, therefore, able to secure a successful approval for the new dwelling in January 2017.

Our client has since gone on to carry out the conversion works and form a dwelling for themselves, which not only sits well but has also been crafted to a high standard and is all credit to them.

Thanks to their keen eye for interior decoration, the design is also complemented by a well-designed interior and finishings that suit the property’s style.

The design is completed with a steel-clad roof and powder coated trims that complement the contemporary nature. All of this sits well within the nicely landscaped garden area, overlooking the paddocks beyond.

This slightly different project is an excellent example of how a little vision can convert even the most unusual buildings into a spectacular home.


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