Romford Road, Newham

This delightful five-bay clapboarded timber-framed mid-Georgian house was in an advanced state of decay and dereliction when saved by conversion to offices for the local museum service.

The timber frame and panelling were carefully repaired using traditional carpentry repairs, and the staircase was restored to its original form.

A new extension was provided to providing ancillary accommodation for the kitchen and other services required for contemporary use.

Electric radiant heating was fitted below the floor boards in conjunction with a high level of insulation between the timber studs.