EVERY CONSIDERATION has been given to the planning of Du Cane Court in order to ensure that all flats have the utmost light and air. Every room, including kitchens and bathrooms, have windows opening directly to light and air.
The first section of the building is erected in the form of the letter E and is set well back from the High Road. Tenants of the front flats are immune from the discomfort of the dust
and noise inevitable to a main thoroughfare, whilst tenants of the east and west wings will enjoy similar comfort, as these wings are set well back from the boundaries of the site.
The second section, now under construction, immediately joins the first and is of similar construction except that the inside of the wings open up two delightfully airy flower garden courts. The conveniences are in every way the same.
The building is fire resisting throughout. The maisonettes on the ground and first floors are approached by terraces around the centre gardens. The central entrance to the flats above is approached by in-and-out drives for cars, with separate paths for pedestrians. By this means the utmost privacy possible is obtained for tenants of maisonettes, and it permits the tenants of flats above to drive or walk to the central main entrance.
The flats at the end of each wing, facing Balham High Road, have separate entrance halls and lifts independent of the main central entrance hall.
Internally, every detail, such as window fittings, door handles, finger plates, floor and wall finishes, have received very careful thought, and have only been approved after