Deacon + Richardson Architects were approached to design a rear extension to terraced house on Wolverstone Road, Brighton. Our brief was to create a new open plan living space linking the kitchen with the garden. Given the original condition of the surrounding properties, we anticipated difficulties in obtaining planning permission. Therefore, we opted to develop a scheme that would meet the criteria for permitted development.
Our key challenge was to overcome the considerable level difference at the rear of the property. After careful consideration we set the new floor 1.2m below the existing ground floor. This was crucial for the project to comply with the permitted development criteria, especially in regard to the eaves and abutment heights.
The finished design successfully linked the extension to the original building with enlarged internal openings and a bespoke timber stair. This clever piece of joinery had multiple purposes, also incorporating secret storage and bench seat. Elsewhere, we moved internal walls to create a dedicated craft / play room and provide a cloakroom W.C. Externally, materials were chosen to match the existing building, to comply with the permitted development criteria.
With this purpose in mind, why not have a look at this rear extension in Hove.
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