Detached House, Cheam, South London
- Project Year: 2017
- Project Cost: £200,001 - £250,000
- Country: United Kingdom
- Address: Cheam, South London
The Renovation Project
Anna and Paul purchased their 1960’s detached house in Cheam which they wanted to renovate and modernise to create their family home. This architecturally designed house has been modernised in the past, with large open rooms, large glazing and a modern feel of its time. The house has a striking steep pitched roof to the rear facade. The general form and style of the house was unique, however, the house required updating to meet modern living.
The aim of the design for the ground floor was to create a large open-plan kitchen, dining and family space that leads out onto the rear garden. We designed a single storey infill extension and reconfigured the internal walls in order to achieve the open plan space. One of the main challenges that we faced was to ensure the design of the new extension matched that of the original form. We achieved this by a continuation of the existing roof design and incorporating matching tiles. A mixture of full height sliding doors and fixed windows were used in the design to maximise natural daylight.
Another key aspect of the design was the conversion of the existing loft space. The property already benefited from a large internal ridge height and the main roof had an extremely steep slope to the rear, therefore the addition of dormer windows were not required. The dormers would also distract from the original style and appearance,instead large rooflights were added into the roof to allow natural daylight and ventilation.
The house was completly renovated and decorated throughout, including new windows, doors and updated services.