Renovation and extension of existing dwelling
Introduction / Brief
The client had recently purchased a derelict detached four bedroom property complete with tree growing in the centre of the lounge. The brief was to fully renovate the property including forming a large Family dining / kitchen, Master bedroom with En-suite and three family bedrooms and a fourth guest bedroom with En-Suite.
Site / Context
The house had not been lived in for at least 15 years but, despite the tree in the living room, was in reasonably good condition. The house had excellent views to the rear across the Duffield conservation area but was surrounded on all sides by a totally overgrown garden.
The existing building was a mix of red brick and Tyrolean render which was, surprising, in good state of repair and as such was retained where possible. The proposed extension was to be in constructed in red brick to match the existing. With timber cladding to the rear wall to add an accent and reflect the wooded nature of the site. A glazed and steel balcony was fitted across the full width of the proposed rear extension to take maximum advantage of the views beyond the property.
Sustainability and Construction
The ground floor of the building was constructed of a traditional albeit highly insulated brick block construction. The first floor was a a timber frame to allow the creation of a curved standing seam metal roof. This again was highly insulated but also helped simplify the junction of the proposed roof with the existing roof. The new metal roof being design so that it could sit just under the eaves of the existing roof and avoid the need for a potentially troublesome valley gutter. New composite double glazed windows was installed throughout the extension and replaced all of the existing single glazed windows.