When we first met the clients for this project, they had outgrown their existing home and were in need of more space. They were wondering whether they should move or whether an extension would be feasible to provide additional space, especially given the size of their fairly modest garden. 

The initial challenge was to find a way to secure approval for an extension that was larger than generally accepted by planning, but we manged to obtain permission by using a lesser-known planning route known as The Larger Home Extensions Neighbour Consultation Scheme, which allowed for extensions larger than would normally be possible under Permitted Development Rights.

In terms of the design, we wanted to give our client not only a beautiful new kitchen and dining area but one that took full advantage of the restricted rear garden to create an airy and open atmosphere within the living space. To do this, we created a simple minimalist design that extended the full width of the existing house boundaries. We made the most of natural light and the garden behind by incorporating various bespoke glazing elements, including wrapped down rooflights, to provide diverse light sources and allow the light to play around the main kitchen space throughout the day. One of our favourite features is the kitchen counter level slot window which was positioned at the perfect height to frame a lovely view of the redesigned outdoor area when sitting at the breakfast bar in the middle of the space. 

The project is built and we were delighted to received the below feedback from our clients.

We are absolutely delighted with our home and it is exactly as we imagined it to be. It was a pleasure working with Oliver. Communication was smooth throughout the whole project, always available to respond to all queries by phone, email and in person.

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