Rear sun room extension and internal remodeling of existing bungalow.
Project completed 2017.
The existing bungalow was poorly insulated, and had a very narrow kitchen to the rear of the property. The kitchen windows were small and did not provide adequate views onto the sunny rear garden. The client provided a sketch plan which we used as a starting point for the design. The final design still closely resembles the original concept sketch. We introduced large South facing windows to provide additional heat from the sun during the heating season, and provide views onto a sunken garden with a paved seating area. This seating area has proved to be a sun trap and provides a garden area that can still be enjoyed even on cold sunny days.
'James worked with us to provide a really successful solution to our quite complex requirements for the remodelling and extension of our bungalow. This was quite technically challenging, and the imaginative result creates an unusual, light and airy living space. We are really delighted with the outcome.'
John and Jan Worters. 19 July 2017
Overlay of CAD model onto existing photograph showing structural solution to extension. The demolition of the rear wall was extensive and the roof needed to be supported whilst the steel beams were lifted into place. The sloping roof now extends over the re-built garage to avoid leaks and to provide additional storage.
The orange shading in the above section indicates the full extent of demolition to the rear wall, which included the flat roofed garage to the side of the property. The supporting steel beams are also indicated.
Short section through the extension to show the ceiling arrangement. The ceiling over the kitchen is the original ceiling level as defined by the existing roof structure. The extension has a flat ceiling at a higher level than the original. To provide natural day lighting in the kitchen area a cut out section was detailed at the junction of the 2 ceiling levels with 2 roof lights. The resulting space work well and is well lit. This detail can be seen on the section below,
Early design model showing the potential to extend the property into the loft, to create a small mezzanine gallery space.