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Giles Pike completes £130,000 Putney extension


Battersea-based Giles Pike Architects has completed this rear extension to a house in Putney

Housing a kitchen alongside dining and seating areas, the £130,000 scheme included lowering the ground floor level by 200mm to ‘improve ceiling height’.

The addition to the Victorian semi-detached house in Cromford Road, south west London is made from insulated block and render with a steel sub-frame.

Describing the scheme, architect Matthew Giles said: ‘Being keen gardeners our client hoped for a solution that would enhance their enjoyment of the garden and the planting within.

‘Our approach was to devise a layout which added a garden in the form of a courtyard, providing double aspect garden views. The inclusion of the courtyard helped define spaces within the new building eased the transition from existing building to new.’

Giles Pike's extension in Cromford Road - plan

Giles Pike’s extension in Cromford Road - plan

Project data

Architect Matthew Giles and Edwina Threipland
Location Cromford Road, Putney, London
Type: Residential extension
Structural engineer Timothy George
Contract: JCT Minor Works
Contract duration 22 weeks
Total cost £130,000
Main contractor Lucas Pulak Building Contractors
Glazing L2i Aluminium
Photography Logan McDougall-Pope


Readers' comments (2)

  • !'m sorry that is not £130,000 worth of extension ! On what basis is this valuation made - what has been excluded ? The problem with valuations is that there is no accepted basis on what should be included. In my experience these figures are always "massaged" to give the impression of good value for money so that potential clients will be encouraged to engage the relevant architect. Some sort of breakdown is required, for example is VAT included, are fees included, are consultant and statuatory fees etc included, are furniture and fittings included, etc. etc. in fact what is the true cost to the client ? This would appear to be at best the cost to the client of the initial tender cost less fees, extras variations, specialists sub-contractors etc. etc.. Sorry I am totally unconviced.

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  • Luis Trevino

    I agree with N Morgan, only the L2i glassing was probably close to 60K or more with out VAT

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