Ground floor extension and first floor extension with internal and external alterations in a Conservation Area
Ground Floor & First Floor Extension
Our homeowner clients wanted to design ground floor and first floor extensions for more space and a better quality of life. They wanted to open up their ground floor layout and add a bathroom upstairs next to the first floor bedroom. Their goal was to achieve an open-plan living space, sleek interior design and an upstairs bathroom through smart space planning solutions for their small mid terraced house.
We had to gain planning permission for both the ground floor extension and first floor rear extension and external alterations to the rear facade of the terraced house – all in a conservation area with stringent design restrictions – with planning officers initially opposed to placement of crittall doors and windows. We found not only intelligent planning strategies to get planning permission for the extensions but also innovative interior design solutions to bring our client’s vision to life
Through creative design and planning strategies, we obtained permission for the entirety of our proposed development, from ground and first floor extensions to the changes of the rear facade. This allowed us to enlarge both floors, reconfigure the layout, and include two elegant crittall doors and a number of skylights on the ground and first floors to allow for plenty of natural light.
To provide optimal flow and flexibility between rooms, we had to re-conceptualise the ground floor in its entirety. The new open floor plan meant that ‘social’ areas would be bathed in natural light coming from skylights and crittall doors, enhancing our client’s happiness and well-being.
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