Archive for April 2010

Proposed plans and elevations

Planning permission granted in Twyford

28 April 2010

We have been granted planning permission for an extension to a semi-detached house in Twyford, Winchester.

The main challenge with this application was making the most of the wedge shaped site which narrows toward the front. The clients wanted to maintain a side access which would have made the fourth bedroom on the first floor too narrow. Our solution was to have a narrower ground floor, and an overhang on the first floor. The first floor is clad in timber at the front to articulate the different elements. The result makes for an interesting composition that fits in with the existing building, satisfies a demanding brief on a tight site and maintains a gap with the neighbouring property.

The extension provides an enlarged kitchen and an additional suited bedroom.

PLANNING Milton Road-web Plan, section and rear elevation Section and elevation Section and Elevation

Roof terrace and extension in Highgate, London

15 April 2010

We have prepared a planning application for a roof terrace to an existing apartment in Highgate. As architects for the refurbishment of the apartment, we spotted the potential for a stunning roof terrace to the property.

The provision of roof terraces has been identified by the Mayor of London as something to be encouraged. In their statement on Living Roofs, The Mayor and his Chief Advisor on Architecture and Urbanism said, “green roofs, roof terraces and roof gardens can deliver benefits throughout the city for individuals and for society as a whole, by creating new outdoor spaces”. Our proposals follow the lead of this initiative, have been designed to comply with local policy and take into account issues of privacy.

Garden view View over Winchester

Progress at Greenhill Road

10 April 2010

Work is progressing on our side and rear house extension in Fulflood in Winchester.

The extension provides a bedroom and ensuite, study, utility room, sauna (hello 1970s) and a large family room with large sliding doors. It’s quite a large room so we’ve decided to install a green roof to soften the design and frame the wonderful view over Winchester. In terms of design, this is our most modern looking extension to date. The original house was quite plain and so we felt that a modern design would really improve the design. The use of matching traditional materials means the extension is much more in keeping than many you see, but still delivers a clean and contemporary aesthetic.

We are managing the construction and please to say we’re on time and on budget. Quite an achievement given the weather since January, our tight budget and high specification. As ever, despite its large size, we were careful to ensure the extension fitted in with the neighbours and didn’t reduce the light into the existing or neighbouring buildings.