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Duncan Foster reveals black timber Chilterns house refurrb

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS] Duncan Foster Architects’ recently completed refurbishment and extension of a 1930s home has been shortlisted for an AJ Retrofit Award

The Middlesex-based practice has revamped an Arts and Craft house within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Chilterns. The original house has been revamped with the addition of a small flat roofed entrance extension that contains a a bay window seat.

A larger extension to the north of the house clad in black timber with a black zinc roof, overlooks two freshwater pools. The open plan space, which contains a living / dining room has a vaulted roof with exposed glulam beams ‘chosen as a contemporary reference to the exposed beams in the main house’.

The house has a log burning boiler for heating and hot water, supplemented with a photovoltaic bank to produce electricity for the property.

Project data

Tender date Feb 2012
Start on site April 2012
Completed April 2013
Floor area 250m²
Total cost £575,000
Procurement Minor Works with contractors design
Architect Duncan Foster Architects
Client Private
Structural engineer MBOK

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