We obtained full planning permission and designed the new layouts, extensions and alterations. For this project the client appointed an Interior Designer who developed the designs and selected the interior finishes and loose furniture. When no Interior Designer is appointed, we can provide advice to our clients on the materials and finishes choices they are considering. Left: completed rear view. Right: new rear kitchen extension.

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New entrance hallway with feature staircase and vista though dining room to rear garden beyond.

Entrance Hall

Left: view looking down into hallway from staircase. Right: the staircase continues up to the loft conversion in the roof.


Left: looking into the dining room from the hallway. Right: the dining room is connected to the open-plan kitchen area with the hallway and staircase visible through the glazed doors.

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Looking from the kitchen through the dining room to the rear family living room.


The benefits of an Interior Designer can be appreciated in this view where the tones and materials of the sliding doors, kitchen stools, dining chairs and living room fabrics all complement each other, resulting in a calm and balanced living experience.


Left: view of living room with media wall and contemporary fireplace. Right: living room looking back towards the dining room.


We designed this single storey rear extension to provide a larger open-plan kitchen / living area. The skylight above brings natural daylight into the space and prevents the rear area of the kitchen feeling gloomy and too far from the outside garden environment. Electrically operated opening vents in the skylight provide cross-ventilation on hot days to ensure the space does not overheat.


View from opposite end of the kitchen looking towards the extension and rear garden.


View from kitchen with access to the hallway to the right and dining area in the middle.

Design Studies

We often begin with simple concepts that help explain the design approach to our clients so that we can all talk about the vision. These diagrams allow the conversation to develop and the requirements then become clearer. Left: concept plan illustrating how the hallway is the ‘public’ space in the home and can provide connections to all other areas and the garden beyond. Right: 3D sketch and section of the concept plan.

Design Studies

Early 3D sketch idea for double height entrance hall.

Design Studies

Left: Sketch section through the hallway exploring daylight and views. Front entrance to the right, garden to the left. Right: Sketch of first floor landing and hallway, with stair up to loft conversion.

Planning Drawings

We often use computer CAD software to produce our drawings, however, sometimes we like to draw by hand as illustrated here. This is the planning approved rear elevation showing the proposed changes.

Planning Section

The final proposed building section through the main hallway submitted with the planning application.


Left: existing ground floor plan. Right: proposed ground floor plan.


Left: existing first floor plan. Right: proposed first floor plan.

Loft conversion

Left: 3D sketch (part x-ray) showing the central hallway from the rear of the house and relationship to the floors above. Right: proposed second floor plan.