The family have been living here for many years, but decided that the kitchen design and the access to the garden needed a rethink.
The original house is a 1850's brick built detached villa within a Conservation Area in Chester.
Brief: The client wanted to replan the existing kitchen, which in itself was a 1920's extension, and extend into the garden room to have an open plan kitchen/ dining living space.
The single storey extension extending from the existing kitchen is built adjoining the neighbouring out houses, therefore a Party Wall Surveyor had to be appointed. Various styles and elevational treatments were explored, but the client opted for a modern flat roofed design in a smooth brick, in contrast to the existing weathered Cheshire Red brick of the existing house. Initially we had wanted the extension to be rendered, but the planners requested that the extension was built in brick. A corner window, with bifold doors focuses the view on the garden from the seating area. The original kitchen was cramped and dark. The extension alleviates this through providing additional space, new rooflights and through the reorientation of the kitchen spaces.
As well as the extension to the rear, a small front extension allowed for the creation of a downstairs cloaks and new utility room.
Services provided: Measured Survey, Concept Design, Planning Application, Conservation Area Consent, Heritage Statement, Building Control Application, Construction Drawings, Facilitated Structural Engineer and Party Wall Surveyor.