This project maximises natural light to a south facing extension, while strategically extending the rear of the existing house to mesh with the existing house. A double glazed outlook maximises a large yard outlook, while minimising overlooking from neighbouring flats.
This is an extension to a double fronted Californian Bungalow which reuses salvaged materials from the demolition works in an extensive renovation and extension comprising new bathroom, study, kitchen, dining, living, laundry, passage, main bedroom with ensuite, along with external decking under a timber canopy structure, providing a substrate for a grapevine. The roof space has also been converted into a substantial storage loft, with the existing diamond shaped gable vent converted to a window.
A comprehensive schedule for potential items for reuse in the works was carried out, identifying Baltic Pine flooring and wall panelling, bricks, timber rafters, beams, weatherboards, windows, fittings, cornices, skirtings, architraves, cabinetry and doors, the majority of which was proposed for reuse.
The new arrangement of forms, rooms and spaces responded to the owner's brief to accommodate a new family, working with the existing house, maximising natural lighting and the aspect to the productive rear garden, while providing a sense of privacy from the neighbouring block of flats.
To increase the home's thermal mass by insulating the existing & new home's floors, walls and ceilings reducing the home's reliance on energy use through mechanical heating and cooling.
Maximising natural, passive daylighting.
New glazing (vertical and horizontal) is double glazed with Low E glass
Ceiling fans and cross ventilation provided
Recycled materials and in some cases fittings
Large 14,000L under deck concrete rain tank to supplement an existing 9,000L tank, allowing the occupants to water a large herb and vegetable garden.
Photos by Matthew Mallett