We were asked to look at extending this unusual 1970s property in the historical conservation area of Stevenage.

The existing house had been poorly extended in the past and our client was looking to reconfigure the layout to suit their family’s needs. 

They wanted to create something that was in stark contrast to the original house but complimentary.

The design form creates a screen with the neighbouring property and looks to screen the house from the direct southerly sun. A deep canopy provides solar shading along the south elevation. 

The position of the substantial extension also forms a private enclosed courtyard space to what is a very open garden.

The extension has been connected back to the existing house by a very simple glazed corridor to clearly demarcate the new and old leaving the original house largely in it’s original form. 

To tie the original house to the new extension we have used the same timber cladding, and to avoid any maintenance regime we have used Shou Sugi Ban timber. 

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