The clients required an extension to their detached dwelling located within East Bierley, on the edge of the Conservation Area. The existing property is a large detached dwelling under a tile roof. It is located within private grounds and forms part of an established
residential cluster around Bierley Marsh.
The brief was to design a single storey rear extension, which compliments and enhances the existing dwelling. The extension has provided a new kitchen living dining area to the rear of the property. Connections to the garden, both physical and visual from internal spaces are important to improve the aspect and views of the garden and marsh. A side and rear terrace has been provided with direct access from the house.
The extension is of a modern design but has incorporated traditional form and the use of traditional materials to reflect and compliment the host dwelling. Whilst the extension is a contemporary design solution, it respects the existing property and is considered to be a visually attractive, quality design solution.
The design is contemporary, incorporating dark stained timber cladding and large areas of strategically placed glazing to allow natural light into the newly formed areas. The roof windows in the east facing roof plane provide natural light whist maintaining privacy with the properties to the rear. The large windows and doors are located to eliminate any overlooking of neighbouring dwellings and maintain privacy.
The development of extensions should be of a design and proportion that respects the original property.