Debbie Flevotomou Architects

Studio Updates —

Studio updates.

How can the new extension do the most within the existing façade?

rear extension roof london house

When getting planning permission for a new rear extension, the ceiling height is usually determined by the height of the first floor windows. Sometimes this creates problems, as it keeps the ceiling low if all the windows are long and vertical. But when not all the windows are the same length, can actually create an opportunity.

In this project the design boundaries have been pushed because of the unequal length windows of the first floor. The new roof is to curve upwards in the direction of the shallow windoe creating unique wave roof.Glullam beams are to be used for this roof, transforming the wave into the whole new roof. The uniqueness of this design is exceptional and as it was passed under permitted development, there was no problem with the planning too.

debbie flevotomou