Two-storey Extension in Berkshire

Our client’s house was built in the early 2000s to replace the original house on the site. Our brief was to create a generous two-storey extension. However, the house is in a relatively elevated position, and so the height needed to be minimised.

Working with this design as well as providing the extensive additional floorspace required from the client brief presented a number of challenges. The final design solution essentially mirrors the existing building to create a very much larger house with a principal elevation almost doubled in size.

We minimised the size by including parapet eaves with an inset lantern roof. The project team also included a landscape architect to help us reduce the impact on the landscape, and an energy consultant. The result for our clients has transformed their home into a 7-bedroom house with multiple fantastic entertaining spaces.

Extension in Berkshire

Planning permission was sought for extensions and alterations to our client’s house in West Berkshire.

Whilst the Council had no concerns regarding the design and size of the extensions, the site was bound by ancient woodland and there were ecological concerns. We provided evidence to prove that our designs would not affect the woodland, nor have any impact on the existing ecological areas.

Planning permission was granted, and our clients new home includes a new master suite and reconfigured rooms downstairs for versatile family living.

Find out more about Planning Permission on the Planning Portal

Replacement Conservatory in South Downs National Park

The brief for this project was to replace a conservatory and extend the existing house.

The site was located within a National Park and within a conservation area with a number of Grade II buildings nearby, so although the house was not listed, it’s position was quite sensitive. Because of this, we approached the design carefully to ensure the proposed new conservatory and extension were right for the location. The location and design of the extension were sympathetic to the existing house, and were designed to be subservient – causing no adverse issues to the setting of the house, the conservation area or wider National Park.

Planning permission was successful, and our clients will have two orangery-style extensions with generous roof lanterns to enhance their home.

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