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.’
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