This was an big project converting a derelict building into a luxurious chalet providing holiday accommodation.
As with all renovation projects a lot of the work was in the areas you do not see at the end - such as digging deep trenches for water, electricity and sewage systems; digging down in the foundations and laying concrete sub-floors and insulation; renovating ancient beams by hand using wire brushes; massively complicated electrical systems where there was no electricity previously; and a network of plumbing pipework for seven bathrooms, two kitchens and a hot tub with complex calculations for the "fall" of toilet waste pipes.
The roof was replaced with original tiles recyced from other farmhouses in the area. All insulation and waterproofing is on top of the roof structure so the beautiful wood beams and slats could be seen from the inside. Of course there was an enormous amount of carpentry work including structural beam calculations, extending the roof overhang, rebuilding balconies, creating structural floors, and building staircases.
This outdated and poorly designed chalet in Sixt-Fer-A-Cheval was completely transformed into a stunning family home providing open-plan living and extreme comfort.
Rénovation Solutions did the design, project management and renovation work for this chalet. All three levels of the building totally changed so everything was ripped out leaving a shell of a building as a starting point.
Structural improvements included changing floor levels and creating new internal walls. The property was previously poorly insulated so new insulation was fitted throughout - on the new roof, all external and all internal walls.
This two year old chalet in Samoëns didn't quite meet the new owner's needs. They wanted to turn it from a home into a luxury catered ski chalet and wanted more bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms. There was also refurbishment needed be done to bring it up to the standard the client desired.
Work included demolition of internal walls, soundproofing, cutting through concrete for new windows, new internal wall creation, floor and wall tiling, a large amount of ground works for creating new access areas plus design and project management work for planning application for changes to the outside of the property - e.g. windows and balconies.
Renovation Solutions also sourced and project managed the sub-contractors for electrics, plumbing and groundwork as well as handling the planning application for changes to the outside of the property - e.g. windows and balconies.
This client commissioned Rénovation Solutions to design a new luxury development of three chalets. The design had to create practial spaces such as set numbers of bedrooms and bathroom but also include luxurious element and "wow" factor features.
On a highly visible plot in Samoëns the planning application (permis de construire) had to include 3D renders and details on materials planned to be used.
Groundworks has commenced on the first of the three chalets and work starts up again in Spring 2017.