Side extension - 1920's semi detached house in Buckinghamshire


The original part of this house consisted of living room, dining room, kitchen, conservatory, 2 bedrooms, a cot room and a bathroom. The new side extension provided extra living space including a larger kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, cloakroom and study downstairs, and an extra double bedroom, enlarged master bedroom and new ensuite upstairs. The wide plot made it possible to extend the house to the side only, so no space was lost from the garden. The single story integral garage replaced the existing detached garage.

Our clients remained living in the house throughout the building works so we were particularly careful to keep everything tidy and to maintain essential services in the kitchen for them. Being in a conservation area, great care was taken to match the existing brickwork and the new roof was covered in salvaged slates, making it difficult to tell that there is an extension at all.

Alterations, extension & renovation to a farmhouse near Princes Risborough

Alterations, extension & renovation to farmhouse

This project involved the linking together of an old stable block to the existing farm house. The stable block needed careful alteration to adapt it and bring it up to regulatory standard for living in.

We then built a new link between the two buildings to provide a large reception area. Internal renovations of the existing farm house were done to a high standard and the final product was quite special.

Use of green oak for trusses and framing gave a real look of days gone by.

Extension & alterations to a grade II listed cottage near Thame

Extension & alterations to a grade II listed cottage

As this building was attached to a grade II listed cottage, we were very stringent in our use of materials to keep the older look for the new extension.

Oak work, reclaimed slates for the roof and rustic red bricks were all used for this purpose. The final internal product was still up-to-date with a modern feel and from outside, the building was attractive and elegant.

Pergola garden building in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire

Pergola garden building in Long Crendon

Our client had a small sunken area in their garden and wanted to use this space to install a seating area for the warm summer months. We therefore designed a pergola with a hipped roof to serve this purpose.

The decking was hardwood from a local timber yard and the cedar shingles on the roof made this pergola seem rustic and pleasing to the eye.

We were careful not to impose on the existing pond but used the decking to fly over the water slightly to give a viewing area to watch the lovely koi carp.

Extension to provide garage and kitchen to rear in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire

Extension to provide garage and kitchen to rear in Long Crendon

This project aimed to give our client a new side garage and extend their existing kitchen area to the rear to include a utility room. Bricks and tiles were ordered, all to match the existing and made the new extensions blend in with the existing house. The final kitchen was modern, well lit and functional.

We also dismantled the old front porch, extended it to make it larger and installed a new roof. It was hard to see that it had been worked on from the end result.

Outside swimming pool & decking in Winslow, Buckinghamshire

Outside swimming pool & decking in Winslow, Buckinghamshire

The client brief was for a swimming pool, hot tub area, decking area and water feature. Mike designed and then sourced all the materials used, making this project a sizable design and build project. In total, the decking was in excess of 400 square metres.

The works progressed throughout the winter months which made working conditions fairly difficult but we took care to protect materials from the elements. The finished project was high quality and quite striking.

Rear extension to period property in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire

Rear extension to period property in London Crendon

The existing courtyard to this period property was ideal to build an extension with lantern light to provide a large dining area, utility room and enlarged kitchen. The materials all matched the existing perfectly and the use of lead for the flat roof area was appreciated by our clients.

Large vu-fold doors were used in the back of the extension to enable our clients to "open up" the back of the house and "invite" the garden in.