Gilestone Road, Cardiff

Transforming a period property into a stylish, spacious and future-proof bespoke family home
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The Solution

Our client had three main wishes for their period property: to gain an extra bedroom, to create a space the whole family could spend time in together, and to improve their home’s energy efficiency.

Working side by side to turn their vision into reality, we developed a scheme that used the property’s side return to create a light and spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living area.

We also converted the home’s loft space to create an additional generous-sized bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. And by using a dual aspect design, we optimised natural light from both sides of the property to further open up the space.

Downstairs, the use of natural light was at play again as we installed a series of roof lights and large bi-fold doors. This bright and airy space provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy and showcase the beautiful new Devol kitchen.

As our clients were big fans of the outdoors, it was crucial the materials we selected not only created visual impact but were also hard-wearing enough for muddy boots (and enthusiastic wet dogs!).

With sustainability close to their hearts, our clients were keen to improve the energy efficiency of their home. We achieved this by super-insulating the house and installing solar panels on the garage roof, along with a charging point for an electric car.

The result is a light and bright future-proof home tailored for this family and their furry friends to enjoy for years to come.

Partners We Worked With


deVOL has been a renowned design-led furniture manufacturer for almost 30 years, providing bespoke kitchen ranges that follow in the traditions of classic design. Offering timeless design styles and handcrafted furniture made in a new era of modern English cabinetry, we’ve been privileged to work with deVOL on several of our projects, most notably Grasmere Avenue and Gileston Road.

Mandarin Stone

Mandarin Stone has an overriding passion for natural stone and there’s little this specialist doesn’t know about this undeniably beautiful material. Their flooring collection has grown considerably over the years and their selection of natural stone and porcelain tiles is unrivalled. We most recently worked with Mandarin Stone to supply large format porcelain tiles for our project in Catwg Cottage.