Residential remodelling and extension, Manchester

Completed: 2012

Project value: £50,000

The aim of this project was to transform an existing extension into a contemporary kitchen and living space that functioned more harmoniously with the rest of the house. We also needed to improve the overall construction quality of the extension, as it was thermally inefficient. By inserting a projecting plane in line with the main house, we were able to increase the area of the kitchen without dramatically affecting the massing. The wall is extended to channel views out to the garden while retaining privacy, and the large areas of glazing and roof-light flood the open plan living areas with light.