A refurbishment and alterations project to a flat within a Grade II listed terrace in Stoke Newington, Clissold Park Conservation Area.

The house was converted, probably in the latter part of the C20, into four self-contained flats, one to each floor, the upper three sharing the main entrance. Our Clients needed to improve the entrance to the flat, by creating a larger and lighter entrance. The communal staircase was reconfigured to allow a bigger lobby and introduced a light tunnel to provide natural light.

A set of original panelling and door were cleverly re-used to partition a larger utility room.

A small store was transformed in a Shower room with tasteful fittings and tiling. The old bathroom was also refurbished with new fittings and tiling.

The bedrooms were provided with access hatches to the butterfly roof lofts, bespoke cupboards and new lighting.

The kitchen had issues with water ingress from the roof, which had to be entirely stripped and rebuilt; new fittings and finishes installed.

The Living Room which is the finest room facing Clissold Park was redecorated. After investigating a plain plasterboard wall we found original panelling behind and it was reinstated and decorated to match the other three walls.

Repairs expanded from windows to include original doors, panelling and fireplaces.

Master Bedroom

Living Room panelling repairs

Living Room wall after repairs

Front Bedroom




Designer & Principal Designer: Roger Mears Architects

Contractor: Harp Contractors Ltd

Building Control: Hackney Council

Photography courtesy of Location Location Estate Agents