We worked with a property developer to design a ground floor extension and mansard roof conversion. The property was a large but overlooked family home in North London with fantastic potential. Our services included full architectural design, planning application, detail and construction drawing pack, interior specification, and tender process management.
The focus for this home was to improve the layout and increase available space. We achieved this by extending into the courtyard and designing a mansard roof conversion. However due to it’s position, a lot of windows would be lost to a two storey courtyard extension. In order to maintain a good amount of natural light, we designed a light-well through both storeys. It serves both the ground floor living room as it’s only source of natural light, and the second storey kitchen extension. The mansard roof was also a really exciting opportunity to keep some valuable outdoor space and add an extra bedroom.
We made an exterior 3D digital model of the home to check it’s impact on surrounding houses by doing a solar path analysis. Consequently this helped us see if the rear and mansard roof extensions blocked too much natural light for their neighbours. Interior 3D visuals also help us to see what the space is like inside and how well the light-well works.