Initial sketch concepts
Building regulations consent
This roof extension to a maisonette provides an additional living space with shower room - which becomes an comfortable guest bedroom with en-suite, bags of storage, and a south facing terrace.
The design had to be sensitive to the historic context of the building and street. Indeed from the northern street facade, the new roof extension followed the council's conservation design guidance to the letter; a hung slate mansard roof, lead clad dormers with traditionally styled sliding sash windows.
However the train line directly to the south offered open views and an absence of overlooking. An opportunity to explore something more playful to the rear. Here the roof took the form of a traditional mansard but was cut-back to create a small terrace. Glazing was maximised to flood both the new room and stairwell with light. The remaining solid elements facing the terrace were clad in western red cedar battens; chosen for visual warmth and laid to accentuate the roof line and columns.