Blackheath Extension

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Glass Side Return Extension

Planning, Conservation Area

Blackheath, South London

Side Return Extension

Our clients got in touch with us as they were planning a side return extension, and wanted a great architectural design and drawings. They had a beautiful Victorian terraced house in a Conservation Area in Blackheath. But the kitchen was land-locked in the middle of the house with no link to the garden. And there was a tired old utility lean-to at the side. We looked at the house and knew straight away that we could make a great change to improve the space.

Glass Box Extension Roof

First of all our architectural design takes down the old utility space and opens-up the side of the house. We have inserted a full-depth side return extension with a glass box roof. As a result the living room has been made wider. We have opened-up the space to the kitchen to give the house a much better flow. Finally the glass box roof and large glass pivot door bring lots of natural light in to (what used to be) a dark space.

Blackheath Planning Approval

Because the house is in a conservation area, we made sure that our design met Blackheath policy to get planning approval. High quality design and a good choice of materials always help. Our planning drawings ticked all the boxes, and as a result our planning application was approved by the on the first go, a good result in this part of Blackheath. We’ve written a post on how to get planning permission in Blackheath and the planning drawings you will need: Planning Guide by London Areas – Blackheath

Living Room Extension Design Drawings

Our design is focussed on the way that the old meets with the new. We set up a direct relationship between the old bay window and the new super modern glass to express this. The design and planning of the space works in harmony and feel like one large room. We have also extended the existing herrringbone timber floor in to the new side return extension, and this helps it feel like one space.

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Blackheath Extension Plans
Blackheath Extension Drawings
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Blackheath Kitchen Extension Design

The new kitchen opens in to the extension, so the space now flows through to the living room. Our clients are much happier with this new bright space than their old small kitchen. We chose high spec kitchen fittings and the installers were flown in from Germany to fit the whole thing in a two days. It is kind of perfect!

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Built In Joinery Architectural Drawings

Our design lined the whole flank wall of the side return extension with built in joinery. This gives tons of super useful storage space to the house, and also adds character. You can never have too many cupboards, shelves and hidey-holes in our view!

Open Plan Blackheath Extension Design

We designed the whole space to work well for a modern growing family. The days when the kitchen could be a small space cut off from the rest of the house are gone. Let’s celebrate it and make the space work for modern life. Here children can play in the garden or living room and be seen and heard from the kitchen. But although the rooms flow together without doors they each have their own architectural design and feel.

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START YOUR OWN Blackheath Extension

If you’re planning an extension, get in touch. We’ll be happy to discuss your project, and give you our advice.