Stage: Planning Approved
Happy and settled in the area, instead of moving, our clients were looking to maximise their 19th century terrace house to its full potential. With planning approved on a ground floor, second floor and basement extension, we are now preparing to go into build.
Our clients wanted their home to be a generous and open feeling family space, with all the amenities such as a well-equipped boot room and music/media room. Our brief was to finesse the ground floor architecture and come up with a basement design solution that would make it more usable. The clients were also keen to incorporate eco-elements into their home, such as installing solar panels.
In the concept design stage we investigated the different routes we could take in order to create a spacious and functional home. We began by maximising the space at ground floor by replacing the existing rear and side extensions and increasing the existing footprint.
After investigation it also became clear that an additional 1000 sqm could be added to the property’s footprint by digging under the home to form a new basement. The basement will house a multi-purpose playroom/media room, as well as a separate utility room, freeing up space in the kitchen. The proposed basement scheme has three lightwells, two at the rear and one on the front, providing the space with an ample source of natural light.
With planning now approved, we are now further refining the design principles, creating detailed drawings and specifications for Building Control approval, prior to tendering.