This house had been built by a developer in the 1980s to look like a historic cottage. Our client was keen to extend the building in a sympathetic but contemporary way. Black timber and agricultural fibre cement roofing were used with large areas of glazing.
To accommodate the height of the proposed extension the roof had a very low pitch. Fibre cement panels provided this whilst relating to the surrounding agricultural buildings. Large sliding windows provided easy access to the garden.
To keep the roof pitch low the beams crossed below the rooflights adding to the interest of the internal space.
The large extra room containing kitchen, dining and living spaces has sliding windows which connect the internal spaces with the garden.