Another great project working with nimtim Architects. They employed colour and pattern throughout the house including new elements to create a distinctive and unique home that is boldly contemporary but also respectful of its context. A simple side extension was created with a continuous rooflight including openable and fixed elements to bring light into a new, large kitchen and dining area. Timber framed doors open out onto the garden; framing views and giving a better connection between inside and outside. At the centre of the ground floor, a separate utility area and shower room are created and the large reception room at the front opens out, with tall sliding pocket doors, onto the entrance hallway.
SD Structures’s understanding of architecture and construction allowed us to work closely with nimtim to ensure structure was kept as simple as possible to minimise structural costs and leave more budget for finishes.
We have worked with SD structures on a number of projects. Their attention to detail is outstanding and their input has been invaluable on every single project we have completed together. Crucially, SD seek to understand the key architectural concept for the project and how the structure can respond to and fit into this vision. It means that the architectural and structural elements of the design are conceived together and are developed in tandem rather than in opposition to each other.
Their ability to develop the design in three dimensions is a fantastic tool for the architect as the design progresses but also for the contractor on site who is then able to see how the structure fits together in far more detail than with the information produced by most other structural engineers. We would be happy to recommend SD Structures for projects of any size and complexity.Tim O’Callaghan - Director - Nimtim Architects