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Timber Rib House


Project Details

£100,000 to £249,999

Alteration to existing property, Within a Conservation Area


Studio Colab

Studio Colab , The Pump House , 30 Seagull Lane , London , E16 1YP , United Kingdom

The client wanted more storage space, better layout to allow the aspect of open plan whilst maintaining the ability to compartmentalise the spaces. The house originally built in the 1860s and situated within Enfield’s Chase Side Conservation Area. Although not listed, the property has been identified as a a building of significant interest by the Local Authority. The Enfield’s Conservation Area requirements limits rear extensions to 3m from the original façade of the property. We were able to gain planning for a new 4m rear extension which allows a better use of space for the reception area. The existing conservatory would be replaced with a new study area for the growing children. During the summer, the doors for the living room and study area can open to the rear garden which incorporates outdoor dining space. The kitchen has been moved to create a larger dining area and a central utility space. Pocket sliding doors allows the spaces to be both connected or enclosed. Every inch of space has been designed to create additional storage throughout the house. A walk on skylight at the top of the stairs, allows much needed natural light to penetrate the central entranceway. Additional celestial windows have been punctured into the front study space to illuminated the existing entrance corridor. The materials were carefully selected to be in keeping with the original building and not detract from the character of the building. Daylight Analysis simulations were conducted to ensure minimal impact to the neighbours windows.