Light, connectivity and efficient storage define this £125,000 extension in Finsbury Park
The London-based practice Amos Goldreich Architecture has reconfigured, refurbished and extended a family home in north London.
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The extension, finished in a brick chosen to complement the tone of the existing house, has a large, frameless glass box-bay window with window seat, which gives views out to the garden.
Structural timber fins, clad in zinc and resting on an exposed party wall, make up the simple structural form of the side extension to the kitchen/dining space, which is lit by a rooflight.
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Internal alterations include a bespoke kitchen island design and inbuilt storage, with energy efficient features including LED lighting and underfloor heating in the kitchen and dining room.
This project offered the opportunity to bring so much creative thinking to the table – we wanted to create something homely, functional and family-orientated, but with a strong sense of design throughout which really elevates the scheme from a refurbishment to a ‘transformation’. It just shows that you don’t need a huge budget or masses of space to create a beautiful and unique home.
Amos Goldreich, director, Amos Goldreich Architecture
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Start on site January 2018
Completion May 2018
Gross internal floor area 147m²
Form of contract or procurement route Traditional JCT (MW)
Construction cost £125,000
Construction cost per m² £2,500
Architect Amos Goldreich Architecture
Structural engineer Momentum
Party wall surveyor Martin Surveying
Project manager Amos Goldreich Architecture
CDM coordinator CDRM Services
Approved building inspector PWC
Main contractor Sygnet Style
CAD software used Vectorworks
Annual CO2 emissions 4,409kg
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