This project transformed the 1980s house introducing open and light filled rooms and a connection to the beautiful garden. The house had originally been “squeezed” between two older properties and the layout of the house compromised as a result.
The new ground floor layout involved extending the house on two sides with an imaginative roof and skylight arrangement converting the “box like” structure to a series of interesting and flexible spaces. Increasing space in utility areas allowed the other rooms to become open and spacious living areas and a movable wall created a study/music room to suit the owners’ bespoke special requirements.
In the new extension to the rear a light filled open plan dining and living room has a substantial headroom thanks to the structural design of minimal roof ties. New openings were formed with integrated lintels and beams all closely coordinated with the architect.
“Working very closely with the architect with a relationship built over many years, Andy provided a very effective design especially with the open roof space. Andy assisted with a challenging building control officer to avert an unwanted change to the design and provided additional calculations at short notice to ensure that works proceeded smoothly on site.”
— Phil Ledgard