The family have been living here for a few years, and although the kitchen had been extended previously, they decided they would like something bigger which could better support their family lifestyle and their love of baking.
The original house is a mid-century, three bed semi-detached property with a detached garage, located on a quiet residential street in Bolton.
Brief: The client wanted to extend the kitchen and create a separate utility room. The property had already been partially extended to the side and rear. The client decided that the garage was at the end of its useful lifespan and was happy for it to be demolished. This allowed for the footprint of the garage to be released as the site of the new extension.
The form of the extension follows the diagonal boundary line back, widening from the front to the rear of the property. The single storey extension has the new utility located to the front with a window on to the road, and the kitchen extension to the rear with new French doors opening onto the garden. The extended kitchen benefits from a vaulted ceiling with four rooflights so it feels very large and spacious compared to the original kitchen. Careful structural design was required to retain existing beams supporting the corner of first floor, while creating an open plan kitchen below.
Services provided: Measured Survey, Concept Design, Planning Application, Building Control Application, Construction Drawings, Facilitated Structural Engineer and Party Wall Surveyor.