Wraparound Ground Extension to Victorian Terraced Property
Wraparound Ground Floor Extension, SE London
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 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.
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.