Jeremy King: 11 Burns Green, Hertfordshire
An extension to a late-15th-century cottage, this project avoided any planning trauma through its simple form and materials. ‘We decided to go in strong – I knew the conservation officer and what he liked, so we didn’t have to change much,’ says Jeremy King. The 20m2 extension includes a dining area and utility room. The oak cladding is the same material that is used in the detailing of the original timber-framed cottage, and the new roof echoes the cottage’s gable.