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The Brief:

The owners of this terraced Victorian property in Brockley, SE London need more space for the addition of a contemporary open plan kitchen-dining-living area. Quite typically for Victorian properties of this kind, there is a small outrigger room to the rear, which currently serves as the kitchen. Here we showcase our ideas for demolishing the outrigger room and replacing and extending with a wraparound ground-floor extension to the side and full-width to the rear.

The Architectural Design & Structural Engineering:

The rear of the property and garden have a northerly aspect, so we are proposing to use a high level of glazing to capture optimal levels of natural light. Being mindful of insulation and having little solar gain will maintain the property's ambient temperature year-round.

Structurally, the construction will also take place over an existing basement, which needs to be kept completely safe during the build, plus remain fully accessible for future use or a future conversion. 

The Result:

With a range of design options for the owners to select from, all will provide the needed light and spacious open plan kitchen-diner-living area. This type of extension is particularly well suited to both detached and semi-detached houses with small gardens and/or an unused side area, as well as terraced houses with an existing outrigger room such as this property.  

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