Portishead lower ground extension and refurbishment

Contemporary extensions, internal layout replan and modernisation.

To 1970's detached property in Portishead with two storey aspect to rear due to drop in ground levels. 

  • The Brief


    To connect the property to the garden whilst providing additional space for a growing family including kitchen / dining area. Replacement of existing outdated extensions including conservatory & coal shed. To respect the existing character of the property from the front but provide a contemporary modern aesthetic to the rear.

    Photo of existing property to rear

  • The Design

    Proposals & design features

    The design included a large open plan lower ground space fronted with triple sliding doors adjacent to a galley style kitchen and island. Replan of space at the upper floor level allowed a new staircase down and a new balcony taking full advantage of the fantastic views of Portishead and beyond.

    Proposed plan shown

  • The Result

    Aesthetics & materials

    On the exterior a combination of materials were incorporated into the design including standing seam zinc / metal cladding to the pitched roof and walls together with through coloured render and larch timber cladding. A feature timber truss supports the roof over the balcony area and the edge protected with glass guarding so that the view is uninterrupted. Roof over hangs were built into the design with timber louvres to help control solar gains through the large areas of glazing which are south facing.