The proposal was to convert the roof space and expand above the existing first storey extension. This modern loft conversion will accommodates additional double bedroom for the client together with a small en-suite/shower room facility.
The extension into the existing roof space mirrors the existing orientation of the building and surrounding context. The structure of the roof will be replaced in order to create a ‘warm roof’ arrangement, enlarging the rafters and therefore increasing the ridge height by approximately 300mm. This arrangement compliments the existing staggered relationship between neighbouring properties.
The loft conversion is accessed from the existing first floor landing via a new open tread staircase. This area fills with daylight from the above rooflights, the effect of which is amplified by the dramatic walls created as a result of a clash between the existing and new.
In order to minimise the apparent mass of the loft conversion and extension the proposed work to the rear of the property has been designed as a lightweight construction, contrasting with the Victorian house and creating a visible break between the two elements.
This concept is further expressed in the details of the faceted zinc facade as it wraps around the mansard style loft conversion and extension, creating a contemporary skin to a house that has evolved and adapted in order to reflect the needs of the family.