Claylands Road

A whole house transformation, creating a modern family home from a modest Victorian terraced house. The 2 storey extension is a boldly modern, yet contextual, addition to a conservation area.

When Conibere Phillips were approached about remodelling this early Victorian house the ambition of the client was clear. Located in a conservation area the house had been heavily modified and included a poorly built, ugly, rear addition. Meeting the client’s ambition, while being sensitive to the context, was the principal challenge of the project.

Ground floor plan
Concealed workspace Back elevation - complete
Back elevation - existing

The design process included detailed pre application discussions with the local planning authority. The result is a completely new identity to the rear of the house, one that is both modern and contextual.

The outrigger was entirely re-built and a side return extension added. References to Victorian design are combined with contemporary materials and detailing. A modern brick, complimentary to the existing brick house, was used for the main end elevation, which includes two large glazed openings, including a contemporary sash window. The side return extension has a zinc roof which wraps up to clad the side wall of the rear addition, and a geometric green tiled feature façade, a reference to the Victorian use of green ceramics.

Kitchen / dining space

The new space contains a large kitchen / dining area that opens to the re-landscaped garden via a dramatic pivot door. A bespoke kitchen includes a concealed pantry area, with further joinery connecting through to the living space in the original house. Upstairs a new master bedroom with en-suite, a new family bathroom and a guest bedroom / fitness room were provided. Other specific needs, such as storage for bikes, was accommodated within a ground floor utility/shower room.

Conibere Phillips provided a full architectural services, developing detailed design for tender and construction based on a traditional building contract. The project was completed in February 2018.

Concealed workspace Living room joinery
View from garden
Structural engineer :
Approved inspector:
Party Wall surveyor:
SD Structural Associates
Peter Barry