[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] MW Architects has completed this £200,000 extension and refurbishment of a house in Golders Green, London
The home has been extended to the rear by 1.5m allowing the kitchen to be relocated while creating a dining space and family room.
The new extension also includes a 6m-long in-situ concrete wall which stretches down the side of the house.
The architect’s view
The project started off as a relatively straight forward rear extension and kitchen refurbishment but when the clients agreed to include a 6m long board marked concrete wall the design took on a new dimension.
One rear corner was extended; 1m sideways and 1.5m backwards. This was all that was needed to relocate the kitchen and create a dining space and family room for the client. The 6m long concrete side wall extended above the existing ceiling by 600mm before being glazed over so that natural light can wash the wall without the space being overlooked by the neighbour.
The rear extension is glazed on 3 sides and connects to the side roof glazing. To take full advantage of this wrap-around glass roof the main structural beam supporting the 1st floor room above is cranked up out of sight so that the ceiling appears to float.
Location Golders Green, London
Type of project residential
Architect MW Architects
Structural engineer Fluid Structural Engineers
Main contractor E & C Design
Tender date December 2013
Start on site date January 2014
Completion date July 2014
Contract duration 6.5 months
Gross internal floor area 175m2
Form of contract JCT minor works with contractor design
Total cost £200,000