family home refurbishment with bedroom pod annexe 

opportunities for extension of the existing dwelling house were severely restricted by the proximity of a tree covered hillock immediately behind the house - creating a small extension to the rear garden area to contain a utility room,   shower room and a new staircase which then connected new and existing first floor spaces as well as freeing up space within the existing house      

simple pad foundations for the legs of the structural frame for the 'bedroom pod' allows the structure to float above the high level garden area to the rear of the house - a fully timber frame and timber clad structure could have been 'off-site' fabricated and delivered to site as a single unit - french windows to both east and west bedrooms with spectacular views to the surrounding countryside   

the new stairwell link was constructed from the same pallete of materials present on the existing house - wet dash rendered walls and slate roof re-used some existing building materials and provide a contrast to the floating bedroom pod     

new air source heat pump was used in combination with the existing house's timber fired heating system - refurbishment of the existing dwelling and highly insulated nature of new extensions combined with new heating system to dramatically reduce the carbon footprint of the building

interesting additional works included a scheme for the erection of a new steel frame structure over the top of the walls and windows of an existing polycarbonate roofed upvc conservatory - a simple alteration which provides the conservatory with a fully insulated roof while re-using the majority of the existing structure to create an all-year round living space