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We are pleased to announce that we have recently been granted planning permission for a rear extension and dormer extension to a dwelling in St. Andrews Bristol.

Interior Layout

The final design was the outcome of detailed discussions and meetings with the clients to better understand their living needs. The ambition was to create a large open plan kitchen and dining space to enjoy together as family and to entertain guests. Utility and storage space were also important elements to the design on the ground floor as was a W.C. We designed within the dwelling's existing footprint resulting in only a minor extension to be built to bridge the interior spaces together. Structural steel elements will allow lots of existing walls to disappear and open up the rear of the dwelling to create the client's desired space.

The rear reception room has become a snug; a space for the family to enjoy together. It is enclosed enough to enjoy as its own space but still maintains a connection to the open plan kitchen and dining area. The street facing reception room remains separate from the rest of the ground floor living spaces.

The existing garage will be used for storage and workshop space and will maintain accessibility from the streetside to the rear garden.

A new staircase on the first floor will lead to the dormer roof extension which will accommodate a bedroom and ensuite.

Exterior Material Finishes

We discussed with the client in detail about what external materials we might use. After thinking through a few options, the client has opted for timber cladding for the walls, powder coated aluminium framed windows, and a metal roof. These materials express a contemporary and high quality aesthetic. These materials are also low maintenance and long lasting.

The walls of the dormer roof extension will be rendered and this will match the existing rendered walls.

Overall, the client is very pleased with the design and looks forward to taking the project to the build stage. We will publish detailed progress as this project continues to move forward. You can read more about this project here, or view all of our projects here.

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

We are delighted to share a design proposal of Bell Farm. The property is listed and requires a careful approach to any alterations so as not to take away from the historic character of the building. We propose adapting the attached outbuilding as an extension to the existing cottage to create more space for the young family. We hope to make as little change to existing form as possible whilst delivering the clients ambition, a major one being to take advantage of the rolling countryside views that surrounds them.

It is great to see a project from concept to completion where the designs have truely made a difference to how client's life their day-to-day lives. Earlier this month we returned to one of our extension projects in Bristol which as recently completed on site. We are really pleased with the end result.

The client was keen to make much more of the small but sunny garden with distant views towards the city. There was also an aspiration to create a separate self-contained front room/snug as well as new office workspace.

We proposed to reposition the kitchen more centrally within the house, gaining space for a large brightly lit dining space connected to the garden with large glazed opening doors.

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