This project consisted of a 1930's detached property over-looking the Allestree Park Lake to the rear.
Architectural Building Design Services were commissioned to design and obtain planning permissions and Building Regulation Approvals, including detailing the construction works, to provide a large single-storey kitchen extension to project out from the back of the dwelling.
To take advantage of the nice view, with not only the rear garden area but also Allestree Park Lake, a large glass curtain gable wall was incorporated. The existing rear patio stepped down to the rear garden by approximately 1.2m and therefore considerationhad to be given to the bulk and support of the extension structure.
Internally, the extension has open vaulted ceilings with roof lights and a large sense of volume and space. It has more than doubled the size of the original kitchen and provides a new area of 4.5m x 9m.
To the side of the extesion, bi-fold doors have been installed which open up onto the side patio area.
To reduce the external mass of the extension, a pathway way formed around the perimeter with timber railway sleeper walls.