.Nightingale Road, London E5
Young family of 3
32weeks - Summer 2021/ Spring 2022
The client’s primary objective was to extend and improve their existing kitchen and dining spaces, which were relatively cramped within the existing rear projection of the house. Having reviewed a number of possibilities it was agreed to create a courtyard between the new side extension and existing rear reception, in order to retain the character and autonomy of the original Victorian reception rooms, but also to enable the new dining area within the extension, and the WC, to have direct natural light and fresh air. The courtyard space also significantly simplifies the drainage connections (due to an existing inspection chamber in this location) and also minimises impact on natural light to the neighbour’s rear reception room.
A new shower room (with new boiler) was also fitted into the existing corridor, together with a new laundry cupboard and small cloaks space.
In addition to the works to the ground floor of the main house, a new garden room was also proposed to the unusually long and rear garden. The space is designed primarily as a home office, but also doubles as a spare living space, guest suite, and in due course, a teenagers den.
Our typical palette of materials and standard products are used throughout but are also complemented with some additional bespoke elements, including re-sprayed IKEA kitchen fronts, birch ply shelving & benches, together with a microscreed floor finish.
Building Control: Assent South East
DEC Consulting Engineers Ltd
Contractor:AT Building & Construction