PAD gained planning permission to refurbish and extend this substantial Arts & Crafts property in February 2010. Construction started four weeks later and was completed in January 2011. The existing building was sympathetically upgraded throughout and a dramatic new entrance wall contrasts with the original. A timber framed self-contained annexe was added to the rear and kitchen extended and opened out to the garden with full height sliding glass doors. What was once a dark internalised space is now flooded with natural light throughout the day. The boundaries between inside and outside have been broken down and the addition of new terrace spaces around the house enable the occupants to follow the sun path throughout the day. The interior and garden design has been carried out by PAD and demonstrates how to achieve dramatic results on a restricted budget.
The fabric of the existing has been thermally upgraded with cavity and roof insulation and new metal framed double glazed windows replacing the existing Critall. The new areas are all highly insulated and solar thermal panels have been added to the south west facing roof.