The owners of this 1970's house needed more space for their young family and to make their house warmer and more comfortable. The design solution was to demolish the existing garage at the side of the house and replace it with a new single storey extension, housing a large kitchen/ dining space, utility room and storage areas. The extension creates a "book-end" at the end of the row of houses, and was designed so that an extension at first floor level can be added in the future when required. The new kitchen is flooded with light from a large rooflight above and has views out through the large patio doors to the south west facing garden. A folding partition and sliding glazed internal doors allow lots of flexibility in the way the spaces are used and experienced at ground floor.
The project also included an overall upgrade to the energy performance of the house. This work was split into phases - some of the upgrade works were carried out while the extension was being built, and some are still to follow in the future, when funds allow.