Our Work

Project No. 1383

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The Brief

Single-storey side extension, Bath

Having lived in the property for several years, the clients had already completed an extensive restoration on this fantastic Grade II Listed family house in Bath. However, the kitchen sat within a small and dark side extension and was no longer fit for purpose. A small rear service door had become the property’s main entrance, which did not reflect the quality and grandeur of the rest of the property.

The brief was to replace the existing side extension with a larger building, to house a new entrance hall, modern kitchen, cloakroom and downstairs WC. The design of the new extension was to be a blend of contemporary and traditional details, to create a subtle but effective contrast with the main house.

The Challenge

Being a Grade II Listed property, set within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, all modifications to the building required both Planning Approval and Listed Building Consent. This posed a significant challenge regarding the design approach, the use of new materials and the removal of any historic building fabric. All changes to the property needed careful consideration and justification to the local planning & conservation authorities before approval was granted. A detailed heritage statement and separate historic report was required on the property, to provide evidence of the age and significance of the single-storey extension to be demolished, undertaken by a specialist building historian.

The Solution

Through the effective collaboration of Nest and our partnered consultants, we obtained full consent to modify this highly protected property, and provide our clients with a generous new extension. Working to a high standard and providing the local authorities with all the information they required, meant we were able to navigate this process with great success.