For this Sale extension we were approached by our clients who were next door neighbours and both looking to develop their properties with a similar design, which meant that both planning applications had to be submitted for planning at the same time to have any chance of receiving consent.
Both terraced properties were looking to achieve similar goals by extending to the rear at both the ground floor and first floor levels. Like most traditional terraced houses, both properties comprise of separate dining and living areas along with a rear facing outrigger kitchen. We often find this layout is dated and unbefitting to modern family life. A more open plan design was needed by both clients with additional glazing features to enhance the sense of space and light.
The ground floor extension was simple enough, we infilled between the two existing outrigger kitchens and removed the original structures, we then extended out into the rear garden the full width of the properties, a further circa 2.4m allowing for a total additional floor space of 30m² at the ground floor alone. We then looked to remove the internal walls and create an open plan space, creating an open plan kitchen, dining, and snug area which met both of our client’s requirements.
The addition of rooflights and rear facing full width bi-folding doors to the ground floor rear extension, allows for masses of natural daylight to flood throughout the new open plan space and opens up the previously isolated, dark and unfunctional layout. Adopting slightly different configurations, both properties also incorporated a downstairs WC.
As part of the first-floor transformation, we looked to project up the ground floor infill extension and incorporate an additional full width rear extension projecting circa 2 meters, which in total provided an additional 15m² of usable space at the first floor, which equated to an additional 40% of floor space.
This additional floor space coupled with the careful reconfiguration of the existing available space, allowed for an additional large double 3rd bedroom to be created. In order to utilise the front and rear facing windows for the bedrooms, we opted to reposition the main bathroom within the middle of the property, this allowed us to utilise the drainage run and tag on an en-suite to the master bedroom, which is positioned at the front of the property. In order to maximise internal volume and height, as well as natural daylight, we incorporated a vaulted roof to the first floor rear facing bedrooms complete with large roof lights.
After careful and considerate dialogue with Trafford Council, planning was granted, at which point we looked to obtain party wall agreements with the adjoining neighbours, in order to help this process and to provide an accurate representation of the finished article, additional 3D visualisations were produced by PJH Architectural Services. Our detailed building regulations and tender drawings have enabled our clients to collectively obtain accurate quotes for their project, which is due on site imminently.
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£85k per property
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