Fairlawn Rd.

London, England

This was a modest proposal to add just one metre to the side and three metres to the back of the ground floor kitchen-diner, as well as a large new outdoor patio with level access to connect the inside space seamlessly to the garden.

The existing ground floor layout no longer worked for this busy family who needed to use it for cooking, entertaining, children’s playtime and homework. So we meticulously planned the layout with them to make sure it could adapt to and accommodate all these activities.

The owners also didn’t want the build to disrupt the upper floors – a challenge solved by sliding the steelwork carefully into supporting walls and ceiling voids and meant there were no visible beams or columns inside the new space. To meet the owners’ desire for clean lines, we also concealed all framing and external pipework and hid gutters away in the new zinc roof.

Project facts

  • Status: Complete
  • Area: 50m2
  • Cost: £135,000
  • Construction Duration: 4 months
  • Status detail: Under construction. Complete