Holland Park, London

Project Size: 1,350 square feet

Program: The clients asked Jonathan Tuckey Design to peel back layers of alterations to reveal the original materials used to construct this two-story house, which sits within a strip of historic mews structures dating from the 1860s and ’70s in west London. The clients wanted the house to have a sparse, utilitarian feel to reflect the house’s original function as a stable and service space for the neighboring historic mansions in Holland Park.

Solution: The architects restored the street facade with red brickwork and reinforced theexisting timber frame with steel. Inside, the first floor entry has a red-pigmented concrete floor and serves as both a workshop and display space for the clients’ collection of vintage motorbikes. The remainder of the first floor contains a master bedroom and a passageway leading to a birch-ply staircase ascending to the main living area above.

The second floor, marked with timber studs to identify where the original walls stood, has an open plan, in which a stainless-steel kitchen contrasts with exposed brick walls and a wood-lined study. The architects also exposed the original roof timbers and inserted skylights to brighten the interiors. The renovation cost $522,000.


Owner: Private client

Completion Date: May 2012

Total construction cost: £325,000

Jonathan Tuckey Design
Unit 44 Pall Mall Deposit
124 Barlby Road
London W10 6BL.
020 8960 1909

Personnel in architect's firm who should receive special credit:
Architect of record:
Nic Howett (ARB registered Architect)
tel: 02089601909
email nic@jonathantuckey.com

Paul Rogers
Form Structural Design
First Floor 82 Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1M 5RF

Quantity Surveyor:
James Newby
Arcadis UK Birmingham
1 Hagley Road, NB16 8TG,
tel: 012 1607 2100 or London
10 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1YH

General contractor:
Harris Calnan
Unit 4 Westmoreland House
Scrubs Lane, London
NW10 6RE
tel: 020 8968 9966

Ioana Marinescu  
tel: 07905 688856
mob: 07905688856
email: mail@ioanamarinescu.com

CAD system, project management, or other software used: Vectorworks, Sketchup



Structural system
Existing Timber frame repaired and reinforced with steel where necessary.

Exterior cladding
Masonry: Original facade rebuilt with matching London Stock Bricks, where the facade needed to be rendered with StoRend Heritage render system (colour 37106) supplied by Sto Ltd. Head Office, 2 Gordon Avenue, Hillington Park, Glasgow, G52 4TG, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)14 1892 8000 Fax: +44 (0)14 1404 9001 Web: www.sto.co.uk E-mail: info.uk@stoeu.com

Metal: The existing roof covering and insulation were removed back to the roofing boards. Roof build up consisted of the following: vapor barrier, 100mm Kingspan Thermapitch TP10 insulation to provide a U-value of less than 0.2 (treated timber battens in between) 60mm treated timber battens, breathable membrane, 40mm treated timber battens, 18mm WPB marine grade plywood with Natural VMZINC Standing seam. Ventilated roof on roof boarding system or equivalent allowed for new gullies, zinc supplied by Umicore Marketing Services UK Ltd, Four Rivers House, Fentiman Walk, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1DB, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 (0)19 9282 2288 Fax: + 44 (0)19 9258 4460 Web: www.vmzinc.co.uk E-mail: vmzinc.uk@umicore.com

Glass: 30 min Fire integrity rated double glazed division between hallway and garage supplied by ION Glass ION Glass Limited
PO Box 284
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 0WP, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)84 5658 9988
Fax: +44 (0)84 5658 9989
Web: ionglass.co.uk
E-mail: info@ionglass.co.uk

Neo Steel Rooflights supplied by The Rooflight Company
Headquarters, Manufacturing and Distribution Centre
Wychwood Business Centre
Milton Road, Shipton under-Wychwood
 Oxfordshire, OX7 6XU, United Kingdom
Tel:  +44 (0)19 9383 3155
Fax: +44 (0)19 9383 1066
Web: www.therooflightcompany.co.uk
E-mail: info@therooflightcompany.co.uk

Interior finishes
Cabinetwork and custom woodwork: Bespoke Joinery Units where manufactured by the contractor and constructed from either 11mm or 19mm thick Douglas Fir Plywood supplied by Decor Solutions, J31 Park, Unit C4, Motherwell Way, West Thurrock, Essex, RM20 3LE, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)17 0886 6177 Fax +44 (0)017 0886 2429 Web: www.decor-melamine.co.uk E-mail: info@decor-melamine.co.uk

Paneling: Walls were generally either exposed original brickwork or lined in hand rag applied lacquered 11mm thick Douglas Fir Plywood or 18mm thick Black MDF supplied by Winwood Products, Somerton House, Hazell Drive, Newport, NP10 8FY, United Kingdom +44 (0)8453 732733 (UK local rate) +44 (0)8453 732735 (UK local rate) Web: www.winwood-products.com E-mail: info@winwood-products.com

Special surfacing:
Polished Concrete Floor (dark gray) supplied by Sika Limited
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 1BQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)17 0739 4444
Fax: +44 (0)17 0732 9129
Web: www.gbr.sika.com
E-mail: sales@uk.sika.com

First floor finished entirely in 18mm thick Birch Plywood B/BB Grade

Floor and wall tile: Main bathroom tiled entirely (floor, wall and ceilings) with Grestec Tiles Maxicolour Collection BAVPN80 tiles 150mm by 150mm supplied by Grestec Tiles Limited, Unit 4 - 6, Marley Farm Business Estate, Headcorn Road, Smarden, Kent, TN27 8PJ, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0)84 5130 2241 Fax: +44 (0)84 5130 2242 Web: www.grestec.co.uk E-mail: mail@grestec.co.uk