Hitherwood Close, Reigate
Extension, Remodelling & Garden Room
The brief was to demolish an existing conservatory and design a new rear extension connected to the kitchen diner. The client felt that the ground floor layout lacked a sense of flow since all the rooms were disconnected from one another.
Following our initial site investigations, it became clear that the existing ground conditions and the presence of a Tree Preservation Order on neighbouring land would help to inform the footprint of the extension. Sun path studies were also carried out to determine the requirement for solar shading to the extension and rear patio. A glass slot would allow additional light to penetrate into the deeper part of the extension.
The proposals allow for a 'broken plan' to the rear of the property connecting the new utility room, kitchen, dining space, snug and living room whilst also providing space for a new enclosed playroom. The kitchen and living spaces would benefit from more natural light and better connectivity to the garden.
We also designed a garden room to replace an old pond in the darkest part of the garden, to provide additional quiet working space away from the main house.
The rear extension and garden room are clad in blackened timber boarding, paying homage to the local vernacular whilst providing a contrasting backdrop to the garden foliage.
We worked closely with a landscape designer who helped to reorganise the garden layout allowing more efficient use of space to help tie all building elements and hardscaping together.
Planning permission was granted in August 2019.