Reorganised and rejuvenated


A family with a young child needed their home to adapt and grow to suit their changing needs. More space, more light, and more open-plan were key elements in the development of this ground-floor rear extension.

Demolishing the existing extension (the dining room) and infilling the space between house and garage, created space for a larger kitchen/dining/family area to meet their growing needs. The original kitchen became part of an enlarged entrance hall/study area which opened up the ground-floor plan. Closing off the door to the lounge met the requirement for a more formal living space and provided better ‘flow’ to the downstairs.

Work on the garage area at ground floor allowed the formation of a new utility room with toilet with access from both house and garden, and above the garage the building of a new master bedroom with en-suite and a dressing area. A Juliet balcony allowed for enjoyment of the views of their garden over the rear extension. The new layout retained a fair-sized garage as desired and exploited the potential of existing spaces.

Both in the ground floor extension and the above garage building, additional height was created through opening up internally and formation of a pitched roof in order to give the feel of light and airy spaces.

Turner and Hoskins were commissioned to provide and address Planning and Building Regulations requirements, as well as giving invaluable advice regarding party wall matters, contractors and contracts.

“We are so pleased to have chosen Turner and Hoskins as the architects for our build project. It was our first experience of this process and they could not have been more helpful and understanding of our needs and what we were trying to create. The result is a light and airy family home which makes the most of the garden views from the moment you come through the front door. We would definitely have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone considering a build project of this kind.”

Adam and Kathryn