Works progressing well to double the footprint to this terraced 1950s house in St Albans. Finger's crossed the rain stays away for the next few weeks so the roof can go on.
We are pleased to announce that we have secured planning approval for a 2 storey contemporary extension to a house in St Albans.
We have been granted planning and conservation area consent for a small rear extension to a detached house in the St Michael area of St Albans. The area is of archaeological significance and we'll be working with specialist archaeological team as part of the works. Exciting stuff.
Works are well underway to extend a mid terrace property in St Albans. The works include front and rear extensions to provide an additional bedroom and a large open plan living space.
We have been appointed to look at adding additional bedroom accommodation to this detached 1930's house for our client's family. The client's family is growing and they require more room! We are investigate various options for how to achieve this.
We have submitted an application for a rear extension to a Victorian property.
The property has not been touched since the 1970s and the client wanted to make a larger entertaining space opening up onto the garden without the kitchen dominating the room.
We have designed a built in seating/dining area with an oriel window. This is to be clad in cedar timber with a large picture window framing views of the mature garden.
The roof will have a large soffit to create a covered outdoor seating area and also provide a level of solar shading on this south elevation.
We have been commissioned to design a low impact/sustainable extension to this recently refurbished house in Harpenden. The client wants to minimise their carbon footprint and make the building's ongoing use as green as possible.
Planning permission has come through for a 2 storey side and rear contemporary extension to a 1950s detached house in St Albans.
Building works are due to start on site this summer.
Works to a 1930's detached house are progressing well. The tin hat is off, windows are going in and the piece de resistance - the triple height space is formed. Spanning a whooping 7.5m from ground floor through the 1st and 2nd floors to the roof. Rooflights have been positioned at the very top of this atrium to create a stack effect ventilation - drawing cooler fresher air from the ground floor through the building and escaping as hot air through the rooflights. Exactly what you need on a hot summer's day.
The rooflights also flood the internal 1st and 2nd floor hallways with natural light so you don't miss having windows or feel enclosed.
We have successfully been granted planning permission to double the footprint of an existing 1950s detached house in St Albans.
No amendments required!
We have been commissioned to design a relatively small side extension to a locally listed Victorian townhouse in the St Albans conservation area.
The current kitchen is tiny and the layout is not optimised. The rear garden is at various levels and they want to make the garden an extension of their indoor spaces.
The client of Danish origin is keen to implement the ideology of hygge.
It may be a week of rain rain rain, but that's not hampered progress on our job to this `1930s house. The roof has been taken off, extended and put back on. Rooflights are in to flood the staircases and voids with natural light. The velux balcony works a treat to create the impression of space and give stunning views of the garden and parkland beyond.
We have been appointed to work on the remodelling and extension to a 1920's arts and crafts house which sits within the Dulwich Estate and conservation area.
The client wants to create an open plan space for their family, upgrade the existing services and thermal performance of the house to meet current building regulations.
We have been instructed to design a rear extension that retains the quirky features of this period house and works with the steep mature garden. Our client bought this house because of the garden and they want to frame views of it from the house.
There is an ugly prefab garage to the front of the property which blocks natural light to the side of the house - it is to be demolished and a new garage repositioned to create a more pleasing appearance to the front of the house.
Great to be working back in Dacorum!
The government has recently changed the rules regarding large home extensions under what was previously known as the neighbourhood consultation scheme. This scheme was due to expire by 30th May 2019 but has now been permanent and falls under permitted development rights for homeowners.
If you live in a conservation area or listed building these rights do not exist and you will still be required to apply for the relevant conservation area or listed building consent.
We have completed a number of projects under this scheme. So although there are limitations on size and materials you can still achieve alot.
8m deep full width rear extension completed under the neighbourhood consultation scheme.
To take advantage of this extra allowance under permitted development, you’ll need to ensure your plans extend no more than 8 metres (for a detached property) or 6 metres (for all other properties) from the rear elevation of the original house, as it stood on 1 July 1948.
Even if you haven’t built a rear extension yourself, your permitted development rights may have already been used up if a previous owner added to the property. If you think this might be the case, get in contact and we can discuss this further.
The development must also other criteria. These include:
We have been asked to design a contemporary extension to a 1950's Wates construction house in St Albans. The client wanted to create a design with a clear distinction with their existing house with lots of natural light and open up onto the garden.
We have recently submitted an planning application to significantly increase the footprint to a detached 1950s house in St Albans.
We looking to increase the house from 3 to 4 bedrooms with a large living space to the rear which opens up onto the garden. The introduction of sliding doors allow the client flexibility of how the spaces can be opened and closed off.
The client wanted to create a contemporary look to the building and a white render with grey framed window appearance was chosen.
We have been commissioned to design a new detached house on a piece of land next to a locally listed arts and crafts house in the Harpenden conservation area. The client is looking for a design which is unashamedly contemporary whilst making reference to the variety of materials within the local vicinity.
The site also houses a substantial oak tree with a tree preservation order on it.
We were involved as part of the Hertfordshire Architects Association Lego event over the Easter weekend.
The concept was to build a St Albans of 2069. The vast amount of Lego was provided by Brickologists.
Check out the article here in the Herts Advertiser.
We have recently submitted an planning application to double the footprint of a detached 1950s house in St Albans.
We looking to increase the house from 3 to 6 bedrooms with additional living space and space for working for home for our client.
Works are progressing well to a detached 1930s house to create a modern 2 storey side and rear extension. The last part of the existing roof has been removed and now time to put it all back together! Tin hat's on top so bring on the rain -it won't stop building work.