Doubling Up


It’s rare to seek permission for less space! But that was the perfect solution for this whole-house refurbishment and extension. Despite planners desiring a full gable end to the house, the solution of a gable roof and triangular window perfectly suited this corner plot. The quirky triangular window floods the stairway with natural light. This was vital with the staircase becoming internal due to the new side extension.

Internal alterations created an open-plan kitchen/dining/living space through removing internal walls fitting with the modern family lifestyle in contrast to the more traditional Victorian house model of individual room spaces.

This clever refurbishment and extension turned a three-bedroom house into twice that, a six bedroom modern home! With a two-storey side addition giving a new utility room next to the kitchen, and further ground floor space, an enlarged small bedroom and new study bedroom at first floor level as well as a modern family bathroom created by combining the existing bathroom and separate toilet, and two new bedrooms and a bathroom at second floor level, this extension accommodated the family far better.

Not only creating space and light, the full refurbishment included re-wiring, re-plumbing, a new boiler and re-roofing.