Last updated 09/07/2012
The Tardis Terrace
A great deal of the northwest's terraced housing is becoming unpopular. It is our belief that there is potential to reposition some terraced housing as a trendy choice for younger people looking for relatively compact living accommodation near to urban centres.
The market repositioning is achieved by 'opening up' the terraced house, introducing open plan concepts and rethinking the use of space and light to create loft-style living
The 'Tardis' terrace was born as we embarked into converting existing dark and dingy terraced houses into lighter and modern homes suitable for urban living. The 'Tardis' effect was achieved by opening up the roof, installing a mezzanine bedroom, and swapping round the front living room and rear kitchen areas of a traditionl two-up-two-down terrace.
A fitted kitchen is placed at the front of the house while an open plan lounge with large patio windows lead to decking at the rear. Upstairs, first floor ceilings are removed to create space above the bedroom and a new stairwell and staircase fitted. The roof space is opened up to create a mezzanine level bedroom overlooking the lounge while velux windows allow light to flood in.
In an average terraced house the bathroom is usually the most neglected room but in the 'Tardis' terrace they are almost double the size with a separate bath and shower.
Adactus piloted the houses in Preston in 2003 and since then successfuly carried more conversions in Nelson and Moss Side. The newly refurbished terraces were available for sale through shared ownership while some available to rent.
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