Flint & brick extension

  • October 1, 2016
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This was a cottage extension with a contemporary London twist in a village just outside of Marlborough. This was an interesting project which looked very much like a simple cottage extension and garage build from the outside. However, it is inside where this cottage really comes into its own.

When extending a character building in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it’s always important to ensure the extension blends well into the original house and surroundings. This was well accomplished by the team by applying quoined brickwork and using locally sourced knapped flints.

The two hipped-end roofs were carefully divided yet joined together by a stepped mopstick style flat roof. The garage used traditional brickwork and a modern contemporary cedar clad to the first floor which housed a guest bedroom and wetroom.

Inside the kitchen, a London style spiral wine cellar of 2.5 m round 4.7m deep was installed deep under the floor. The lid to the cellar is electrically operated and fits flush with the floor, which is made of an opus-patterned Buscot Limestone. Upstairs a new master bedroom was fitted with a bespoke wet room en suite, with a glass floor-to-ceiling shower screen and ‘his and hers’ wall hung vanity unit with a granite marble finish.
There were so many important details to get right on this successful project, and as a result of working closely with the architect and client we are now working on another project together.

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