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Make the connection

Richard Ball has converted a Victorian farm workshop, adding a single-storey extension that provides a light-filled contrast to the characterful original building
The new extension is clad in reclaimed red brick from an old pub

FACT FILE

NAME Richard Ball

OCCUPATION Technology sales

LOCATION Warwickshire

TYPE OF PROJECT Conversion & extension

STYLE Traditional with contemporary extension

CONSTRUCTION METHOD Brick & block

PROJECT ROUTE Architect designed, project managed by main contractor

PLOT SIZE 0.5 acres

PROPERTY COST £250,000

BOUGHT 2013

HOUSE SIZE 110m2

PROJECT COST £375,000

PROJECT COST PER M2 £3,409

TOTAL COST £625,000

BUILDING WORK COMMENCED January 2015

BUILDING WORK TOOK Two years

CURRENT VALUE £650,000

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