Work underway in Crofton

The remodelling project on a bungalow in Stubbington, Hampshire that we gained planning permission for at the end of May is now well under way.

Crofton Lane extensionThe project will see the bungalow extended to the rear and another storey added to create a modern family home. Our proposal adds just under 100m2 of living accommodation and  creates a 57m2 kitchen and family room at the rear. The kitchen will have a vaulted ceiling extending to 4.5m high, a glass gable overlooking the garden and a wide expanse of glass doors giving access to a south facing patio.First floor extension

The ground floor also benefits from the creation of a larger living room, a ground floor WC and a new attached garage. Our clever reorganisation of the layout will see the hallway increased in width, a bright new entrance added and a welcoming open verandah constructed at the front. On the first floor, our design creates three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an internal hallway filled with light via an overhead roof lantern.

Extension design Hampshire
Despite opposition to the proposal, our well thought through design and clear proposals gained the support of the local planning authority who were happy to approve the application.

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Planning granted in Warsash

We are pleased to announce that we have just gained planning permission for the  extension of a 1950s detached house in Warsash, Southampton that will transform the interior layout.

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Our proposal for a single and two storey extension will update and improve the property, whilst creating a 52m2 kitchen with doors opening out on to the mature garden.

The house that has barely been touched since its construction some 60 years ago will benefit from a solution that will see the property remodeled internally by relocating the kitchen to the other side of the house, opening up rooms and adding a master bedroom and ensuite. The extension will incorporate wraparound folding doors that will allow great views of the garden and with the roof lights will flood the ground floor with daylight.

Our design concentrates the greatest mass and height of the building in the centre of the plot which allows the part nearest to the neighbouring property to be single storey. We purposely positioned the eaves of the hipped roof extension lower than the main house to provide visual interest and to create a subservient and not dominating feel to the extension on the house.

Once more our careful attention to design paid off with the planning application for the extended and improved home being well received by both the planning authority and the neighbours.

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Winchester remodelling project nearing completion

We are pleased to report that the scheme that we designed for the remodelling and extension of a rundown 1950s house in the Winchester district has now been completed. When we first visited the countryside property in 2016, the garden was overgrown, the house had fallen into decay with holes in the wooden floor, there were signs of damp in various places and the rooms felt cramped.
Littleton - Dilapidated houseOur challenge was to come up with a solution that breathed new life into the house, whilst maintaining its charm and character. Our design solution reconfigured the layout by relocating the staircase and the kitchen, opening up rooms, removing walls and chimneys and building a new extension and chimney to the old house.

Extension Design Hampshire

Our design created a two storey extension which went alongside and over the top of an older flat roofed addition which has increased the house from just over 120m2 to 190m2 .

Brickwork, a stepped elevation, hipped roof and salvaged plain tiles have allowed the extension to fit seamlessly with the original house. The upper storey of the extension is partially set into the roof with the front eaves line purposely set lower than the main house and the windows to the side and rear being dormers.

Double storey hallRelocating the staircase is always a daunting prospect, but our clients did not need much convincing of the benefit of knocking the narrow hallway into the original living room and then removing the floor above to open the newly enlarged hall into the the upper bedroom to create a light filled two storey galleried hall.
Kitchen Extension design Hampshire

Relocating and extending the kitchen has allowed it to have windows on three elevations and to become the hub for a busy family.

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Planning granted in Fareham

We are pleased to announce that we have just gained planning permission for the remodelling and extension of a 1960s bungalow in Fareham which will transform it into a a contemporary house.

First floor extension Fareham

Whilst we might make the transition from single storey bungalow into a desirable house look easy, obtaining that all important planning permission was anything but straight forward.

First floor extensionWith consideration about the impact of creating a two storey house with bungalows each side and concerns about the overall height of the proposed property, our initial response to a client that loves all things modern was for the property to become a contemporary flat roofed house. Rather than simply raising the external walls and adding a pitched roof as others have done in the road, our approach was to set the two storey element back from the part of bungalow nearest the road and to set it in from the side gable wall nearest the neighbour. However our cutting edge design did not cut it with the planners. Despite no opposition from the neighbours, the planners initially said that the whilst the design was commendable, they did not wish to see flat roof houses being built in the main Fareham area and that the design was too bulky.

Contemporary house Fareham

So having got nowhere with the flat roofed house, we turned our thoughts to a shallow pitched hipped roof design, which bizarrely gained the approval of the local planning authority despite being bulkier and taller than our earlier plans.

Our design will see the entire roof of the bungalow removed and another storey added, with a two storey extension being built to the rear. The design will incorporates a series of different shallow hipped roofs at both the ground floor and first floor levels, wrap around glazing and rendered and timber clad elevations. The design follows the stepped approach used for the earlier flat roof design but has been fully reworked to make it fit the hipped roof design.

Inside the house will have four bedrooms, bathroom and ensuite on the first floor, whilst the ground floor will be reconfigured to include a large open plan kitchen / family room (55m2 ) with wrap around glazing on three elevations, study and living rooms.

By adding 100m2 of additional space, the design will more than double the size of the original bungalow.

If you have a similar project in mind give us a call on 02392 525100.


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Planning granted in Hill Head

We are pleased to have gained planning permission for an interesting project near the sea in Hill Head, Hampshire.
Contemporary House Hampshire

Having worked successfully on two of their earlier projects, our clients were keen to unlock the potential in their new bungalow by building a whole new floor above the existing.

The bungalow originally built in the 1980s with a very shallow roof offered no scope for a loft conversion to create first floor accommodation without raising the ridge. Working closely with our client we developed an idea that would see the entire roof removed, the external walls raised by around 1m and a new steeper roof placed on top. Simple though it might sound, extending a property in this manner can often lead to objections from both the neighbours and the planning authority.

Our design creates a contemporary barn style property with a double height hallway with galleried landing, oversized windows with sliding shutter doors and acres of natural wood cladding.  The property will increase by 151m2 at first floor level with the finished overall internal floor area of the living accommodation over the two floors being 274m.

Contemporary house Fareham

Inside the changes to the internal layout will be just as dramatic as the exterior. Three of the original ground floor bedrooms will be opened out to create a 9m long kitchen and social area. Despite a very large area being created on the upper floor, only three bedrooms are proposed with each having its own ensuite bathroom, whilst the master suite will have a balcony on the south elevation.

Despite the increase in size our careful crafted proposal helped ensure that there was no opposition to the proposal from neighbours and the planning application ran smoothly.


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Planning granted in Alverstoke

3 storey basement extensionWe have just gained planning permission for a multiple level contemporary extension on a detached house in Alverstoke, Gosport.

The house originally built to an individual design is located on a deep plot with a significant change in level between the front garden at street level and the rear. The garden to the rear of the house drops away with a steep bank which meant that linking the ground floor of the property with the lower garden level was crucial to the design.

Existing house

Despite the long rear garden, the depth of the house is quite small with the existing kitchen and living rooms running front to back at ground floor level with the overall depth of the property from external front wall to the external rear wall being just 5.2m. The shallow depth of the house therefore provided much scope for extending to the rear.

The brief required us to create additional living space, two additional bedrooms, alterations to create a social kitchen and a clever way to link the house to the garden. Our solution creates a cellar which is level with the rear garden and a double storey family room to link the existing ground floor with the garden.

Working with the existing hipped roof design of the original property, our design introduces three additional hipped roofs to the house with new walls in render and timber. New bedrooms are created at first floor and cellar level, a timber deck and patio area are accessible at ground floor level with the patio area being cited above the cellar guest bedroom.  Our design rearranges the ground floor layout and opens up the rear rooms to a two storey rear garden room that links the house to the garden.

Our detailed design smoothed the path for gaining planning permission.

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