Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

Holland Park conservation architect W14

Villa house extensions and renovation

Project description | Kensington and Chelsea W14 Holland Park conservation architect services and consultation

Single storey rear brick extension at garden level extending 4m from the main rear elevation on the southern half of the property and stepping back to a 2.5m depth on the northern half of the property; associated internal and external alterations to include full renovation and refurbishment works. This is a substantial detached property four storeys plus attic in height, situated on the western side of Holland Villas Road and in use as a single dwelling. The property has an unusual modern full width glazed rear extension within a white rendered surround at raised ground floor level which is not visible from the public realm and barely visible from neighbouring properties. This existing extension projects only 0.5m from the existing rear extension.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

In 2019 we were appointed by HWCD as Holland Park conservation architect consultation to provide architectural, planning and conservation area specialist services for the extensive extensions and complete renovation works to a single family detached dwelling at 23 Holland Villas Road, London, W14 8DH.

The property is in the Holland Park Conservation Area and in 2001 it had been extended and renovated by Fiona McLean, McLean Quinlan architects. The project had been featured in a number of architectural publications at the time including in Architectural Review in May 2005 and in House and Garden in May 2007.

The 2001 dramatic redevelopment of this Victorian villa included bespoke interiors, an extensive internal and external renovation programme of works, the creation of a glorious four storey internal hall, and large glazed areas at the rear of the house over two levels.

These glazed areas opened up the full width interiors to the rear landscaped garden, sliver slender birch trees and to a water feature in a way that created a quiet and intimate dialogue between the interiors of the house and the forest-like, carefully curated, mature garden environment outside.
The house was re-designed for a young family however the exact detailing of the interior spaces, the interplay with natural light and the sequencing of spaces created the distinctive feel of a gallery and this was the first thing I took away when I first visited the house.

In fact the house was meant to showcase the previous owners’ collection of Renaissance frames and this was evident even after the collection was removed and the house stood empty for the new owners.

PRE-APPLICATION ADVICE STAGE AND DESIGN APPROACH

The new home owners in 2019 wanted to put their own stamp on the property in regards to the overall balance and function of the internal spaces and in regards to the overall aesthetic internally and externally.

The challenge here was substantial and something that needed to be very carefully considered.

Fiona McLean had created a singular design for a specific brief and she executed it with great skill and precision. When you deal with a singular vision it is extremely difficult to change it in a way that is both compatible with the true DNA and design intent of the existing house while also satisfying the requirements of the new home owners.

It is an impossible task. The danger, and a real possibility, is that the new design will appear awkward, lacking identity, and carrying design elements that have neither a common rhythm, language or intention.

In addition to these challenges we wanted to extend the property at the rear and to alter the external appearance of the property in certain ways to accommodate the Client brief requirements as best as possible.

And this is when we of course had to consider the original house, its characteristics, language and heritage value.

Very early in the process it became clear the local authority conservation officer had concerns about how the previously renovated property fitted within the terrace and within the Holland Park Conservation Area.

This meant that our proposals would also have to address these concerns. The officer’s view was that the rear elevation appeared unbalanced and that a historic sense of verticality had been removed by the previous alterations to this Victorian villa in the Holland Park Conservation Area.
For this reason our proposals had to carefully remove elements of the previous additions to the building, to restore some of its lost language, to re-introduce materials that were original to the house and that “grounded” the house to its setting, and to do so in a way that fitted the contemporary and precise way the rear elevation had been remodelled.

In design terms we have to find the balance between re-instating a vertical historic orientation to a previously horizontally contemporarily arranged rear elevation. And we also had to add a new extension at the rear with a new landscape scheme to replace the tranquil landscape scheme there at the time.

With collaboration with HWDC, that acted on behalf of the Clients, I prepared a number of proposals to explore options and we obtained pre-application planning advice from Kensington and Chelsea in March 2019.

This was followed by another round of exhaustive pre-application planning discussions with the Kensington and Chelsea conservation officer in May 2019 when we identified the key issues and we agreed to a design in principle that managed to satisfy both the Conservation Officer and our Clients.

With the design pretty much agreed we made the planning submission in August 2019 and it was successfully and efficiently approved in October 2019 with no delay or with no further amendments requested by the planners.

HOLLAND PARK CONSERVATION AREA DESIGN AND HERITAGE ARCHITECT STATEMENT

With reference to the Holland Park Conservation Area Appraisal – June 2017

Summary of Character
Holland Park Conservation Area was designated in 1981 when two smaller conservation areas were amalgamated. The area contains many important buildings and groups of buildings of high historic and architectural significance.

The area centres on Holland House (grade I), its parkland (grade II) and the speculative development around it (some of which is also listed). Although now a ruin, the house, dating from c.1605, is of great historical and architectural significance and intrinsically linked to the surrounding housing that was built to fund the extravagant life of the Holland family as well as the upkeep of the house and parkland. Holland House was partially destroyed in World War II but soon after was transferred to council ownership, along with the parkland, via the London County Council. The house is conserved as a romantic ruin and vestige of Victorian aristocratic life and the parkland provides a luxurious, naturalistic setting to the house that includes formal gardens, woodland and playing fields that are open to the public.

The houses that were built to fund the estate have also become important examples of mid Victorian speculative development of various types. To the north, Holland Park contains three streets of highly decorated, stuccoed houses with a mews running between them, all of which are listed at grade II for their significance as an important group in an exuberant Italianate style. To the west are three streets of large detached villas of which so many other examples have been lost. These Classically designed houses – stucco fronted with parapet roofs in Addison Road and stock brick with hipped roofs in Holland Park Road – form an important group that are enhanced by their attractive settings of large gardens with mature trees.

The area also contains an extremely significant collection of purpose-designed artists’ studio-houses towards the south. Many artists’ studios are present in the borough, but Melbury Road and Holland Park Road form one of the enclaves where there is an important concentration of studio-houses.

These were commissioned by successful artists from renowned architects who designed buildings in avant-garde styles where the artists could live, work and hold salons. Renowned architects, Philip Webb, Richard Norman Shaw, Halsey Ricardo and George Aitchison designed studios here; and the home that Gothic architect, William Burgess, built for himself, The Tower House, is also in this area.

All these are listed for their importance not just to the area, but to the nation as a whole.

The area continued to be developed in the 1960s with several high flat blocks being built. The core of the conservation area was redeveloped with a swathe of inward-looking 1960s housing and there was regrettably some loss from the Melbury area too. The jewel from this period, however, was the Commonwealth Institute (now the Design Museum) designed by Robert Matthew, Johnson-Marshall and Partners to emulate a tent with enormous sweeping roofs seemingly held down by giant tent pegs.

Holland Park Conservation Area is an area of great heritage significance, and is generally well maintained and fully justifies its status as well as all efforts to conserve its special character for future generations.”

HOLLAND VILLAS ROAD - Conservation area and street appraisal

The character of Holland Villas Road is very similar and has the added appeal that the villas line both sides of the street, but the front elevations of the houses have been treated differently to those in Addison Road. Nos. 1-37 (consec) were commenced by Hall between 1857-58 but in fact very few were actually completed by 1860. They are built of stock brick with simple stucco dressings such as the architraves to the first floor windows, ground floor bays and doorcases with engaged square section pilasters. The sash windows are divided by one vertical glazing bar to all windows (except the side lights to the tripartite upper storey ones) and original doors have four panels. Some houses have an extra storey which copies the detailing of the storeys below. The houses all have hipped slate roofs with deep eaves and chimney stacks to both flanks, but many dormers have been added. To the rear, the houses have a distinctive centralised closet wing with a gabled roof. The gardens of the houses are again large and contain many mature trees giving the effect of an avenue in places.

The boundaries are formed of stock brick walls with cast iron railings planted into stone copings, but these often have varying designs. Modern railings with undersized mild steel bars and sometimes gold painted tips fail to reflect the high quality of the houses and an agreed scheme of uniform design would enhance the character of the conservation area. Similarly, excessive paving and lack of substantial planting in many places are harmful. Visually intrusive security bars have been added to all windows at several houses and these have a highly detrimental effect, both on the appearance of the area and by creating a an unfriendly and fearful environment.”

DESIGN AND HERITAGE ASSESSMENT – Holland Park conservation architect appraisal

In design and heritage terms the proposed alterations aim to achieve a fine balance between the character of the original building and the contemporary later additions that occurred in the past; the form and scale of the rear extension responds to the imposing form, typology and scale of the original building. The vast majority of the materials and detailing responds to the character of the original building and aims to preserve it.

At the same time the proposals also need to signal the fact this is a new addition that is of its time, and it aims to both enhance the character of the existing property and make it clear to the informed observer this is a carefully considered addition to the original property.

This intention is also expressed through the landscaping scheme that largely preserves the identity of the existing landscaping scheme while at the same time it also responds to the proposed extension in terms of design and function.

At an earlier design stage initial proposals were submitted to the Council for pre-application advice and revised proposals were prepared for follow up advice by Mrs S. Malik, Senior Planning Officer (PRE/AR/19 /02084/LEV 3 and PRE/AR/19 /03449/L3FU).

The current proposals benefit from this advice and they are in accordance to this advice; as part of this submission we have included reports and additional information as requested during the preapplication advice stage.

The rear extension will be clad in matching brick that includes a projecting brickwork bond while the rest of the brickwork detailing matches the detailing of the existing property. At the front and side the new extensions follow the type and bonding detailing of the existing brickwork.
Our proposals were in-keeping with the character of the host building and of the immediate area as well. They did not affect the amenity of the adjacent properties and we did not propose to alter the access around the front of the building or the access to the property in general.

PLANNING OFFICER REPORT AND PLANNING DECISION

 The site and its surroundings
Number 23 is a substantial detached property four storeys plus attic in height, situated on the western side of Holland Villas Road and in use as a single dwelling. The property has an unusual modern full width glazed rear extension within a white rendered surround at raised ground floor level which is not visible from the public realm and barely visible from neighbouring properties. This existing extension projects only 0.5m from the existing rear extension.

The site lies within the Holland Park Conservation Area and the Holland Park Critical Drainage Area. The building is not listed.

The proposal and any relevant planning history
Planning permission is sought for a single storey rear brick extension at garden level extending 4m from the main rear elevation on the southern half of the property and stepping back to a 2.5m depth on the northern half of the property. The extension would also be set in 1m from the northern side elevation of the property.

It is proposed to use the roof of the rear extension as a terrace, accessed from the glazed doors within the existing raised ground floor extension. 1m wide fixed planters would be situated on the north and south terrace edges and the proposed balustrade would be metal railings to replace the existing glazed balustrade.

It is also proposed to extend the existing single storey northern side extension to the front, setting it back 0.3m from the main front elevation. This single storey side infill would have vertical wood panelled bi-fold door entrance, similar to the existing and in keeping with its proposed use as a bike store. To the rear it would have a single glazed door to allow garden access.

To the southern side passage it is proposed to introduce a two storey largely brick extension. This would have a smaller vertical wood panelled door than that on the northern infill at ground floor level and a sash window above.

It is also proposed to introduce new planters to the front lightwells and above the existing single storey extension in the mid area of the side passageway. The proposed rear extension would have a new Crittall side window on its northern 4m deep elevation.

Planning approval
Subject to the recommended conditions the proposal would preserve the character and appearance of the conservation area and the appearance of the individual building with no adverse impacts on the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers, trees or sustainable urban drainage.

Considerable importance and weight has been attached to and special attention has been paid to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of the conservation area, under s.72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, as amended.

Recommendation: Grant Planning Permission

CONSTRUCTION STAGE - Holland Park conservation architect and project management services

We were involved with this project until the completion of the first construction phase During this time we prepared the required technical drawings for the Building Regulations submission, we liaised and co-ordinated the project with the project management team, carried out site visits and liaised with the Client appointed Contractor, and resolved issued after with co-ordination with the Building Regulations Inspectors.

During this time the focus was on the installation of the lift and the complex setting out of the steelwork across all floors. GOAStudio London residential architecture also dealt with the discharging of a number of planning conditions and with the co-ordination of the relevant information that was prepared by other consultants and the design team.

The main part of the project was completed in 2021 following revisions and additions to the design by Hugh Tuffley Architects.

Project type | Villa house extension and renovation to a detached single family dwelling

Client | Private

Location | Holland Park conservation area, W14 Kensington and Chelsea

Previous renovation and extensions by | Fiona McLean, McLean Quinlan architects

Architecture and planning | GOAStudio London residential architecture limited

Interiors, project management and CGI images |  HWCD

Structural engineer | Axiom Structures

Landscape Design | Miles Dennison Landscape Architect

Currently | Completed, Summer 2022

Architectural services we provided for this Holland Park conservation architect consultation

Initial home consultation, pre-application stage feasibility proposals, pre-application consultation with the Kensington and Chelsea conservation officer, planning stage design and submission, obtaining local authority approvals, and liaising with other consultants and the main contractor during the first stage of the construction period.

Click to read our Kensington and Chelsea Conservation architect and planning guide that includes detailed planning and design advice for your home project. For inspiration and ideas see below some of our other residential projects in Kensington and Chelsea.

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If you need expert advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect please email us at george@goastudio.co.uk with the following:

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  • a couple of photographs showing the areas you would like to extend and renovate,
  • a brief description of the changes you would like to carry out to your home, and
  • any estate agent or similar plans you might have available.

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  • assess the information and get back to you with initial advice about what might be feasible,
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  • afterwards we will prepare a detailed fixed fee proposal to cover the architectural services you will need for your project.

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Residential house extension and refurbishment Finchley Road Camden NW6

Residential house extension and refurbishment Finchley Road Camden NW6

Finchley Road Camden NW6 

Residential house extension and refurbishment

Project description : Residential house extension and refurbishment Finchley Road Camden NW6. Rear, side and roof extensions to a single family dwelling to include full refurbishment, interior design and alterations.

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Period and house type

A mid-terraced building with a three storey rear return with a flat roof, built between 1879 and 1900 in the South Hampstead Conservation Area in London Borough of Camden.

The property had previously been extended with a single storey rear extension that had the same width as the rear return and with a much smaller structure for a toilet attached to it.

The house was dated, it was in pretty poor condition, and it required substantial refurbishment works to update its fabric, bring it back to life and to make it suitable for a modern family living.

How we responded to the client’s brief

On the ground floor we decided that the previously added extensions actually restricted how we could create open plan spaces that allowed generous circulation and a better connection (visual, physical) with the garden.

Typically later additions to terraced houses were done with no consideration to how the living spaces could or would connect to the rear garden.

Historically and for many years the focus in a house were the front reception rooms that emotionally and intellectually and in design terms were meant to turn their back to the rear of the house. This reflected the social values and culture of the time.

Times have changed and priorities for modern families have changed too.

Part of the transformation we wanted to carry out for this house was about finding a way to turn the ground floor layout back and re-orientate it to face the garden. To wrap around parts of the garden. To create a non-linear interface with the garden. And to bring the garden as close as possible to the living areas while also push living area deeper into the garden.

This is reflected in the L-shaped layout of the ground floor towards the rear. Towards the front of the ground floor we removed the existing walls that created this historic separation of the front rooms from the rest of the house.

In order to make sure that the living spaces are well defined, in proportion with the rest of the house and in proportion with eachother, we added steps down to the new kitchen + dining area towards the garden to mark the transition between the various functions across the ground floor.

We did not want to create an endless sequence of living areas of the same height and proportions as part of an open plan layout. It was important to create cosy corners and areas of activities for the whole family and the kids for different times of the day and to accommodate different social circumstances.

At roof level we had the opportunity to create more bedroom space however the homeowners decided on a “less is more” approach and they simply focused on what they needed from the house rather than try to maximise the floor space for the sake of it.

This meant that the new dormer roof extension was used to bring additional light at roof level and it was designed as part of opening up the second floor ceiling to create a grand double height space over the master-bedroom area.

There is a staircase to the mezzanine level to be used as a study / home work area.

The master-bedroom was designed to create a unique spatial experience. It achieved this through combining the views, character and full light coming from 3no. late Victorian front windows with the very contemporary and functional sequence of spaces in this double height volume.

George

RIBA Chartered architect, GOAStudio London residential architecture limited

“We approached George for our rear, side and loft extension because of our friend’s recommendation. At the time, we met several architect and George turned out to be best – not only his in-depth knowledge of council planners, but also his empathic listening.

It approves we are right. In fact, we had a bit issue with planner during the application process – the planner was changing her mind and was asking for a major change near the approval. George acted quickly and fight for our side, he even filed complaint to the senior planner. In the end, we got exactly what we are asking for with no delays. We cannot achieve it without help from George.

Actually, before I wrote the review for George, I took a look on the other reviews and would like explain the way we see George and his work. Each council has their own rules in planning permission, it can vary from one planner to the other, but the fundamental cannot be challenged. The architect does not have much impact on the planner, i.e. it is unlikely to have one architect to get council approved for a complicated planning case, while the others cannot. We are in Camden – one of the most strict councils in the London. The first time I met with George, he told me what can be achieved and what the planner does not like straight away. We did come across some architects that gave us the false promise, which cannot be approved by the council. I understood that some home owners may want to push the boundaries, hoping to get more approved. In that case, the result can make them a bit disappointing.

Again thank you so much for George’s help, we are really happy with our new home!”

Candy

Client

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Bits and pieces

Initial home consultation for a residential house extension and refurbishment and advice on how to maximise what can be achieved with this single family dwelling at Finchley Road Camden NW6, measured survey and production of existing set of drawings, planning stage design and submission, obtaining planning approval, preparation of technical Building Regulations stage information and obtaining Building Regulations approval.

  • Client – Private
  • Location – Finchley Road, Camden NW6
  • Currently – Completed in Summer 2020
  • Interior Design – Ni Design Interiors.
  • Photography – Darren Chung
  • Publications – iBuild Magazine, February 2024.

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Householder planning permission. Haringey Noel Park Conservation Area.

Addition of a single storey rear extension and internal alterations to a single family dwelling in N22, Haringey.Area and context The site is a two-storey terrace dwellinghouse on the south side of Maurice Avenue. The property is located within the Noel Park...

Bromley BR3 house extension planning approval

Single storey rear extension and alterations to a house at Bromley BR3 - Approval by GOAStudio London residential architecture We have just obtained a planning approval for one of our current projects in Bromley BR3. For our latest Bromley BR3 house extension planning...

New planning approval Rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6

Planning approval for the addition of a single storey rear extension to a garden flat in Westminster, NW6. To include the replacement of windows to the front elevation. The new planning approval for a rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6 was issued by the...

New planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17

Planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17. To include the replacement of three timber windows to front and one timber window to rear with heritage uPVC double glazed windows - Orford Road Conservation Area, Waltham Forest in September 2022. The new...

New planning approval Rear house extension Enfield N21

Rear house extension Enfield N21 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling in a conservation area at Enfield N21. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a...

New planning approval rear house extension Barnet EN4

Rear house extension Barnet EN4 - We were appointed to design the renovations and the addition of a rear extension for a single family dwelling at Barnet EN4. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined...

New planning approval | House extensions Ealing W3

House extensions Ealing W3 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling at Ealing W3. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined kitchen, dining and living...

New planning approval | Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1

Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1 - We proposed and obtained approval for the addition of a double storey rear extension to a ground floor maisonette flat; the planning approval included the creation of an external terraced area and associated internal and...

New planning approval | Rear house extension Enfield EN2

Rear house extension Enfield EN2 - We proposed the addition of a 4m. deep rear extension to create an enlarged kitchen and dining area that opens up to the rear garden. We made sure that the proposal could be considered as Permitted Development and we applied to...

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2; to include internal alterations to create a new bedroom.

Let's chat

If you need expert advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect please email us at george@goastudio.co.uk with the following:

  • the full address of your property,
  • a couple of photographs showing the areas you would like to extend and renovate,
  • a brief description of the changes you would like to carry out to your home, and
  • any estate agent or similar plans you might have available.

We will

  • assess the information and get back to you with initial advice about what might be feasible,
  • search the public planning records of your local authority to find similar planning approvals nearby,
  • prepare a free consultation to include information on design ideas, architectural fee estimates, project stages and requirements, and
  • afterwards we will prepare a detailed fixed fee proposal to cover the architectural services you will need for your project.

We are here to assist with your project.

We provide architectural services in the following London Boroughs:

Read our design, planning, and architectural guides above if you seek advice for your project.

We can help you with these home extensions and renovations:

See our guides above for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

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We specialise in

  • Greener homes
  • Retrofit and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Homeowner architectural services
  • Developer architectural services

RIBA Chartered architect services

CONTACT US

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE, Hackney

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, Chestnut Avenue South, E17 9EJ, Waltham Forest

t: 0203 984 3005
e: george@goastudio.co.uk
e: media@goastudio.co.uk

 

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Kingston KT2 | Roof and kitchen house extension

Kingston KT2 | Roof and kitchen house extension

Kingston KT2 | Roof and kitchen house extension

Brief project description | Architect designed roof and kitchen house extension Kingston KT2

Single storey rear extension, side extension, roof extension and internal alterations to a single family dwelling

Architectural services 

Initial home consultation, measured survey and production of existing set of drawings, planning stage design and submission, Building Regulations design and submission, obtaining local authority approvals and attending on site during the construction stage.

Project type | Roof and kitchen house extension

Client | Private

Location | Kingston KT2

Currently | Completed, Winter 2018

Kitchen design, fitting and supply 

Kitchen Co-ordination – London’s premier Kitchen Design company

GOAStudio London residential architecture media opinion publications 2 Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

iBuild magazine – Impressive renovation case study – South Hampstead residential house extension – February 2024

"GOAStudio's renovation and extension project in South Hampstead stands as a testament to the delicate art of preserving history while embracing the demands of contemporary living." This month our South Hampstead residential house extension and refurbishment project...

The Telegraph | How to get a bigger home in an unforgiving market

"As the inflation rate has started to fall and mortgage rates have drifted down, George Omalianakis, of GOAStudio London architects, says the appetite for renovations has started to creep up. “Homeowners are deciding that the future looks a bit better now and it is...

Ideal Home | Kitchen extension cost – what to budget for a new and large room

You want to land on an extension size that is just large enough to meet your internal needs. Going beyond this would be a waste of money. 'You will discover the right size by playing around with a few plans and layouts to see how best you can organise the internal...

Country Living – 9no. kitchen flooring ideas for a refreshed look. Tips and ideas by George Omalianakis, GOAStudio

9 kitchen flooring ideas for a refreshed look - Plus advice on practical choices for busy spaces, upcycling your existing tiles and how to pick underfloor heating. Article by Jayne Dowle, Country Living "The biggest trend of all in kitchen flooring in 2023 will be...

Homebuilding & Renovating | How much value does a loft conversion add

How much value does a loft conversion add? "The typical value added can be around 10% to 20% if creating a new bedroom and ensuite with a loft conversion, explains architect George Omalianakis from GOAStudio architects. He adds that the value increase will depend on...

Build It magazine | Lighting for kitchen diner extensions

"In general, there are two main impressions you can create with natural light. The theatre stage effect plays with the contrast between the lighter and darker areas, meaning less is more when it comes to rooflights. By reducing the amount of overhead light coming in,...

Architectural plans

Architectural plans and professional guidance for your home project You will need to prepare architectural plans for your home project. They are often called “architect plans” however they do not need to be prepared by chartered architects (ARB / RIBA) as such. While...

Terraced house extension plans

Terraced house extension plans and professional guidance for your home project   Do you own a Georgian, Edwardian or Victorian house? Is it terraced, semi-detached or detached? And would you like to add a single or double storey extension? In all these cases you...

Architects London – GOAStudio London residential architecture

Architects London GOAStudio London residential architecture We are London architects with a very specific focus, skillset and expertise and we work on residential projects across London. George Omalianakis is an expert London architect for residential extensions and...

Loft conversion cost planning permission architect guide

LOFT CONVERSION COST, ADDED VALUE, AND PLANNING PERMISSIONS By GOAStudio London residential architecture What loft conversion rooms add value?How much does a loft conversion cost?Do loft conversions add value? What is a hip-to-gable loft conversion?What is a mansard...

Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

REAR HOUSE EXTENSION IDEAS PHOTO GALLERYBy GOAStudio London residential architecture Clad in brick or clad in timber.Fully glazed or half glazed. Timber frames or steel frames. Round skylights or walk-on skylights. Regular roofs or irregular roofs.Choose a shape, any...

Find interior residential RIBA architects for extensions near me

A HOW-TO GUIDE SEARCHING ARCHITECTS ONLINE FOR YOUR HOME PROJECT "find architects near me" "find an RIBA architect near me" "architect firms near me" "residential architects near me" "architects for extensions near me" "interior architects near me" We are often asked...

Householder planning permission. Haringey Noel Park Conservation Area.

Addition of a single storey rear extension and internal alterations to a single family dwelling in N22, Haringey.Area and context The site is a two-storey terrace dwellinghouse on the south side of Maurice Avenue. The property is located within the Noel Park...

Bromley BR3 house extension planning approval

Single storey rear extension and alterations to a house at Bromley BR3 - Approval by GOAStudio London residential architecture We have just obtained a planning approval for one of our current projects in Bromley BR3. For our latest Bromley BR3 house extension planning...

New planning approval Rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6

Planning approval for the addition of a single storey rear extension to a garden flat in Westminster, NW6. To include the replacement of windows to the front elevation. The new planning approval for a rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6 was issued by the...

New planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17

Planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17. To include the replacement of three timber windows to front and one timber window to rear with heritage uPVC double glazed windows - Orford Road Conservation Area, Waltham Forest in September 2022. The new...

New planning approval Rear house extension Enfield N21

Rear house extension Enfield N21 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling in a conservation area at Enfield N21. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a...

New planning approval rear house extension Barnet EN4

Rear house extension Barnet EN4 - We were appointed to design the renovations and the addition of a rear extension for a single family dwelling at Barnet EN4. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined...

New planning approval | House extensions Ealing W3

House extensions Ealing W3 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling at Ealing W3. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined kitchen, dining and living...

New planning approval | Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1

Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1 - We proposed and obtained approval for the addition of a double storey rear extension to a ground floor maisonette flat; the planning approval included the creation of an external terraced area and associated internal and...

New planning approval | Rear house extension Enfield EN2

Rear house extension Enfield EN2 - We proposed the addition of a 4m. deep rear extension to create an enlarged kitchen and dining area that opens up to the rear garden. We made sure that the proposal could be considered as Permitted Development and we applied to...

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2; to include internal alterations to create a new bedroom.

Let's chat

If you need expert advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect please email us at george@goastudio.co.uk with the following:

  • the full address of your property,
  • a couple of photographs showing the areas you would like to extend and renovate,
  • a brief description of the changes you would like to carry out to your home, and
  • any estate agent or similar plans you might have available.

We will

  • assess the information and get back to you with initial advice about what might be feasible,
  • search the public planning records of your local authority to find similar planning approvals nearby,
  • prepare a free consultation to include information on design ideas, architectural fee estimates, project stages and requirements, and
  • afterwards we will prepare a detailed fixed fee proposal to cover the architectural services you will need for your project.

We are here to assist with your project.

We provide architectural services in the following London Boroughs:

Read our design, planning, and architectural guides above if you seek advice for your project.

We can help you with these home extensions and renovations:

See our guides above for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited 2024 300x300 Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

We specialise in

  • Greener homes
  • Retrofit and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Homeowner architectural services
  • Developer architectural services

RIBA Chartered architect services

CONTACT US

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE, Hackney

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, Chestnut Avenue South, E17 9EJ, Waltham Forest

t: 0203 984 3005
e: george@goastudio.co.uk
e: media@goastudio.co.uk

 

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Chiswick, Hounslow W4 | House extension

Chiswick, Hounslow W4 | House extension

Chiswick, Hounslow W4 | House extension

Project description | Architect designed house extension Chiswick Hounslow W4

Rear two storey house extension and roof extension to a terraced house. Full refurbishment and internal alterations to include reinstating the property’s original features and creating a new kitchen extension.

Architectural services 

Initial home consultation, measured survey and production of existing set of drawings, planning stage design and submission, building regulations design and submission, obtaining local authority approvals, construction information production, construction stage site visits, liaising with the builder and other consultants.

Project type | Rear two storey extension

Client | Private

Location | Chiswick, Hounslow W4

Currently | Completed

Photography | Marte Gallery

Featured | “Luxurious loft bathrooms” by Honor Kennedy in Homify:

“With diminishing and minute living spaces becoming the norm for residents across Britain, two ways to increase a home’s floorplan are by building downwards into the earth below, or converting unused roof space. Today on homify we are taking a peek at some ultra-stylish and sophisticated loft conversions that maximise their potential with additional bathroom space. An extra bathroom can add value and practicality to a home. Not only will your supplementary wash space service your home’s guests and visitors, but it will work as a tasteful addition to your other domestic spaces. From contemporary to heritage style, there is a bathroom to suit any architectural character and interior.

The first loft bathroom on our list is a wonderful example by GOAStudio London residential architecture. This space brilliantly illustrates all that is possible with a converted loft space. The room is individual, unique and full of personality. A freestanding tub is the central focal point, while the timber vanity adds a sense of earthiness and is replete with twin basins that match the shape and form of the bath. White walls are the predominant colour scheme, but are interposed by a dark tiled feature wall, which adds interest and additional style into the space.”

Click to read our Hounslow residential architect and planning guide that includes detailed planning and design advice for your home project. For inspiration and ideas see below some of our other residential projects in Hounslow.

Architect designed residential conversion to flats Chiswick Hounslow W4 3DU Rear elevation 200x200 Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation
Architect designed roof flat extension Chiswick Hounslow W4 Site photo 200x200 Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation
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iBuild magazine – Impressive renovation case study – South Hampstead residential house extension – February 2024

"GOAStudio's renovation and extension project in South Hampstead stands as a testament to the delicate art of preserving history while embracing the demands of contemporary living." This month our South Hampstead residential house extension and refurbishment project...

The Telegraph | How to get a bigger home in an unforgiving market

"As the inflation rate has started to fall and mortgage rates have drifted down, George Omalianakis, of GOAStudio London architects, says the appetite for renovations has started to creep up. “Homeowners are deciding that the future looks a bit better now and it is...

Ideal Home | Kitchen extension cost – what to budget for a new and large room

You want to land on an extension size that is just large enough to meet your internal needs. Going beyond this would be a waste of money. 'You will discover the right size by playing around with a few plans and layouts to see how best you can organise the internal...

Country Living – 9no. kitchen flooring ideas for a refreshed look. Tips and ideas by George Omalianakis, GOAStudio

9 kitchen flooring ideas for a refreshed look - Plus advice on practical choices for busy spaces, upcycling your existing tiles and how to pick underfloor heating. Article by Jayne Dowle, Country Living "The biggest trend of all in kitchen flooring in 2023 will be...

Homebuilding & Renovating | How much value does a loft conversion add

How much value does a loft conversion add? "The typical value added can be around 10% to 20% if creating a new bedroom and ensuite with a loft conversion, explains architect George Omalianakis from GOAStudio architects. He adds that the value increase will depend on...

Build It magazine | Lighting for kitchen diner extensions

"In general, there are two main impressions you can create with natural light. The theatre stage effect plays with the contrast between the lighter and darker areas, meaning less is more when it comes to rooflights. By reducing the amount of overhead light coming in,...

Architectural plans

Architectural plans and professional guidance for your home project You will need to prepare architectural plans for your home project. They are often called “architect plans” however they do not need to be prepared by chartered architects (ARB / RIBA) as such. While...

Terraced house extension plans

Terraced house extension plans and professional guidance for your home project   Do you own a Georgian, Edwardian or Victorian house? Is it terraced, semi-detached or detached? And would you like to add a single or double storey extension? In all these cases you...

Architects London – GOAStudio London residential architecture

Architects London GOAStudio London residential architecture We are London architects with a very specific focus, skillset and expertise and we work on residential projects across London. George Omalianakis is an expert London architect for residential extensions and...

Loft conversion cost planning permission architect guide

LOFT CONVERSION COST, ADDED VALUE, AND PLANNING PERMISSIONS By GOAStudio London residential architecture What loft conversion rooms add value?How much does a loft conversion cost?Do loft conversions add value? What is a hip-to-gable loft conversion?What is a mansard...

Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

REAR HOUSE EXTENSION IDEAS PHOTO GALLERYBy GOAStudio London residential architecture Clad in brick or clad in timber.Fully glazed or half glazed. Timber frames or steel frames. Round skylights or walk-on skylights. Regular roofs or irregular roofs.Choose a shape, any...

Find interior residential RIBA architects for extensions near me

A HOW-TO GUIDE SEARCHING ARCHITECTS ONLINE FOR YOUR HOME PROJECT "find architects near me" "find an RIBA architect near me" "architect firms near me" "residential architects near me" "architects for extensions near me" "interior architects near me" We are often asked...

Householder planning permission. Haringey Noel Park Conservation Area.

Addition of a single storey rear extension and internal alterations to a single family dwelling in N22, Haringey.Area and context The site is a two-storey terrace dwellinghouse on the south side of Maurice Avenue. The property is located within the Noel Park...

Bromley BR3 house extension planning approval

Single storey rear extension and alterations to a house at Bromley BR3 - Approval by GOAStudio London residential architecture We have just obtained a planning approval for one of our current projects in Bromley BR3. For our latest Bromley BR3 house extension planning...

New planning approval Rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6

Planning approval for the addition of a single storey rear extension to a garden flat in Westminster, NW6. To include the replacement of windows to the front elevation. The new planning approval for a rear garden flat extension Westminster NW6 was issued by the...

New planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17

Planning approval Conservation Area Waltham Forest E17. To include the replacement of three timber windows to front and one timber window to rear with heritage uPVC double glazed windows - Orford Road Conservation Area, Waltham Forest in September 2022. The new...

New planning approval Rear house extension Enfield N21

Rear house extension Enfield N21 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling in a conservation area at Enfield N21. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a...

New planning approval rear house extension Barnet EN4

Rear house extension Barnet EN4 - We were appointed to design the renovations and the addition of a rear extension for a single family dwelling at Barnet EN4. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined...

New planning approval | House extensions Ealing W3

House extensions Ealing W3 - We were appointed to design the renovations and extensions for a single family dwelling at Ealing W3. We have just obtained planning approval for a single storey rear ground floor extension to create a combined kitchen, dining and living...

New planning approval | Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1

Double rear extension Tower Hamlets E1 - We proposed and obtained approval for the addition of a double storey rear extension to a ground floor maisonette flat; the planning approval included the creation of an external terraced area and associated internal and...

New planning approval | Rear house extension Enfield EN2

Rear house extension Enfield EN2 - We proposed the addition of a 4m. deep rear extension to create an enlarged kitchen and dining area that opens up to the rear garden. We made sure that the proposal could be considered as Permitted Development and we applied to...

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2

New planning approval | Single storey front side house extension Barnet N2; to include internal alterations to create a new bedroom.

Let's chat

If you need expert advice from an RIBA Chartered Architect please email us at george@goastudio.co.uk with the following:

  • the full address of your property,
  • a couple of photographs showing the areas you would like to extend and renovate,
  • a brief description of the changes you would like to carry out to your home, and
  • any estate agent or similar plans you might have available.

We will

  • assess the information and get back to you with initial advice about what might be feasible,
  • search the public planning records of your local authority to find similar planning approvals nearby,
  • prepare a free consultation to include information on design ideas, architectural fee estimates, project stages and requirements, and
  • afterwards we will prepare a detailed fixed fee proposal to cover the architectural services you will need for your project.

We are here to assist with your project.

We provide architectural services in the following London Boroughs:

Read our design, planning, and architectural guides above if you seek advice for your project.

We can help you with these home extensions and renovations:

See our guides above for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited 2024 300x300 Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

We specialise in

  • Greener homes
  • Retrofit and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Homeowner architectural services
  • Developer architectural services

RIBA Chartered architect services

CONTACT US

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE, Hackney

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, Chestnut Avenue South, E17 9EJ, Waltham Forest

t: 0203 984 3005
e: george@goastudio.co.uk
e: media@goastudio.co.uk

 

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Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation

Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation

Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation

Brief project description 

Internal alterations to create a separate bedroom area and make better use of the available internal space; associated renovation and refurbishment works. External alterations to the frames and door/window panels within the existing structural openings, resurfacing of the front terraced area and installation of new light fittings.

Architectural services 

Initial consultation, measured survey and production of existing set of drawings, preparation of proposals and liaising with the duty planner, planning submission, preparation of technical drawings for building regulations submission, and consultation to completion.

Project type | Listed Building residential renovation to a flat

Client | Private

Location | Paddington Westminster W2

Currently | Completed; Summer 2017

Interior design and decoration | Client design

For similar projects to this Paddington Westminster W2 Listed Building flat renovation please see our guides for:

Click to read our Westminster residential architect and planning guide that includes detailed planning and design advice for your home project. For inspiration and ideas see below some of our other residential projects in Westminster.

Architect designed flat extension Warwick Avenue Westminster W9 Views to the garden Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation
St James Park Westminster SW1H Penthouse alterations and refurbishment Staircase detail 200x200 Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation
Maida Vale Westminster W9 Flat extension Rear elevation 200x200 Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation
Architect designed penthouse extension Pimlico Westminster SW1P 200x200 Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation

HOME DESIGN

See our guides for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

We have prepared a guide on the type of Architectural plans you will need for your home project, and another guide for Terraced house extension plans that includes advice on detached and semi-detached properties as well.

BOROUGH SPECIFIC ARCHITECT AND PLANNING GUIDES FOR YOUR HOME PROJECT

Your local Council will have in place design and planning requirements for your home project and you will need to obtain planning approval for a wide range of extensions and alterations to your property.

When you get in touch we will offer you detailed advice about what is likely that your Council will approve and in the meantime we have prepared the following architectural and planning guides that include extracts of the relevant planning policy and examples of our projects in our Borough.

Barnet residential architect and planning guide, Camden residential architect and planning guide, Enfield residential architect and planning guide, Hackney residential architect and planning guide, Hammersmith Fulham residential architect and planning guide, Haringey residential architect and planning guide, Hounslow residential architect and planning guide, Islington residential architect and planning guide, Kensington and Chelsea Conservation architects, residential and planning guide,  Lambeth residential architect and planning guide, Lewisham residential architect and planning guide, Newham residential architect and planning guide, Redbridge residential architect and planning guide, Richmond residential architect and planning guide, Tower Hamlets residential architect and planning guide, Waltham Forest residential architect and planning guide, Wandsworth residential architect and planning guide, Westminster residential architect and planning guide

We provide architectural services in the following London Boroughs:

Read our design, planning, and architectural guides above if you seek advice for your project.

We can help you with these home extensions and renovations:

See our guides above for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited 2024 300x300 Paddington Westminster W2 | Listed Building flat renovation

We specialise in

  • Greener homes
  • Retrofit and energy efficiency for older and traditional buildings
  • Conservation areas
  • Listed Buildings
  • Homeowner architectural services
  • Developer architectural services

RIBA Chartered architect services

CONTACT US

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, 86-90 Paul Street, EC2A 4NE, Hackney

GOAStudio London residential architecture limited, Chestnut Avenue South, E17 9EJ, Waltham Forest

t: 0203 984 3005
e: george@goastudio.co.uk
e: media@goastudio.co.uk

 

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