Refurbishment, Extension & Lightwell To A 1940’s Semi Detached Dwelling
The brief was to refurbish and extend a 1940’s semi detached four bedroom
two storey dwelling and in particular to provide and replicate the same level of
daylight as the clients’ former home, a challenge given that the new property
had a North East rear garden compared to their former home which was
orientated South West.
The focus of the intervention lay in the ground floor, the extension and its relationship with the existing house and garden. The works included the conversion of the existing single storey garage into a utility & accessible shower room, the partial removal of the existing rear wall and a new single storey extension to the rear & side finished in brick to match the existing brick plinth to the front of the house and redesigned front and rear gardens.
The extension containing the new kitchen, living and dining areas was designed with a higher floor to ceiling height than the existing single storey garage to allow a South facing clerestory window connected to a large roof light to bring both South and West light from the front into the rear.
Recessed glazed sliding doors open up and connect the open plan living areas in the new extension with the existing house & reception rooms whilst allowing for separation of the individual spaces when required and to maximise the available light, all external and internal doors throughout the ground floor are fully glazed enabling the light to be brought from the front of the house into the full depth of the plan.
|Site Area:||470 M2|
|Floor Area of the Existing House:||204 M2|
|Floor Area of the Extension:||24 M2|
|Total Floor Area of House:||228 M2|
NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2014
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01 Front Garden
02 Entrance hallway
04 Reception Room
05 Dining Room
07 Wet Room
08 Utility Room
10 Rear Garden