The owners of this wonderful Shillinglee home were looking for contemporary refurbishment and an extension in keeping with the existing property.
This Grade 2 listed cottage presented many design challenges not least the need to retain the original oak structure. The roof was home to a bat roost so we needed to work closely with ecologists to ensure the bats were protected, while maintaining the optimum build programme. By replacing a more modern lean-to roof, we were able to carve out a new hallway and stair. As the stair was a new addition, we opted for a contemporary design to contrast with the existing building; the original oak and the exposed steel work well together. The original oak beams and bricks were cleaned and restored and a later porch was replaced with a modern, frameless glass structure which provides a small seating area to enjoy the garden.
“We got planning! It’s all online. Thanks for your help in putting together a really good set of documents.”
“The extension was the right decision, it looks great and the roof design makes it look as if it’s always been here. Great design!”
“A most thorough planning application, well prepared, well researched and in tune with its environs. A unique design which makes best use of its surroundings.”
“The council… would suggest this design and layout be adopted for other similar developments.”
“Just been to the house and it’s looking great. Smiles all round from my point of view – looks awesome.”
Fabulous! Thanks so much. Really appreciate your expertise and support.Private client, Surrey Extension to listed building.