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This property is a lovely 3 storey terraced house, Georgian. The lower level opens onto a sunny back garden. We had refurbished the property in 2000. The same client wanted to remodel the lower floor again – the kitchen and day to day living areas – but adding on to give more space, reaching into the garden.

Revisiting this was quite humbling, almost surreal. The extension is modest in size and simple in configuration. It’s also bold and uses traditional materials to give that sense of permanence. There’s plenty of glass, of course, and a roof that floats to give an overhang at the garden end.

We had the benefit of a cohesive design team and a first class contractor – John Watt on engineering, Thomson Gray as QS and builders Gloss.

The client looks after the property very well and we feel that it’s evolved into something special and ageless.

Contractor: Gloss Projects
Structural Engineer: Burnt Siena
Quantity Surveyor: Thomson Gray