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Nichols Road

Ground floor extension and alterations to create expansive open plan living

Location: Portishead, Bristol
Floor Area: 21m2
Status: Technical Detailing

The clients sought to expand the ground floor living space to better suit a more modern way of living. An open plan kitchen and dining space was one of the primary aspirations as was a space to play games, a utility/laundry space and a ground floor W.C. The existing lounge adjacent to the street remains untouched with the exception of a new folding door that provides the option to either enclose the lounge or open up when entertaining guests.

The existing first floor W.C. was also something the clients wanted to enlarge and thought a first-floor extension was the only way to achieve this. We used some simple concepts, such as moving the window position and flipping the door to open outwards onto the landing, to create a more spacious layout eliminating the need, and cost, to extend this floor.

The clients already had a vision of the external finish materials. Timber of varying dark tones clads the extension which sits above a stone cill drip ledge and a stone finish foundation below.

We have successfully achieved planning and are currently working on detailing the construction fabric.

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