Our client appointed us to design a contemporary extension to his architecturally interesting 1970’s terraced house in the heart of Berkhamsted. The property borders the town’s conservation area and is constructed using a timber glulam A-frame structure.
At the front, the existing ground floor is extended, increasing the size of the existing kitchen and adding a utility room, together with forming a larger entrance hall under a new large rooflight. The kitchen is opened up with a sliding door to the new hallway.
To the rear, the living space is extended to provide a dedicated dining area and a feature oriel window is added. At second floor, a new dormer is introduced to provide additional headroom and greater flexibility of use in the main space.
Externally, the house is given a visual lift with the introduction of charred timber cladding at ground floor and to the existing bathroom dormer.
Planning permission was granted in 2019 and construction work is due to commence Summer 2022.