Major renovation and extension to a detached dwelling constructed in the mid-1960’s which would have been considered contemporary for its time.

Retaining the original form of the existing house with a charred cladding applied to the first floor, a second storey was added to create additional accommodation within the main roof space. A failing single storey extension was replaced with a two-storey extension in stone, brick and standing seam metal cladding linked to the main house.

Large openings to the south facing rear elevation allow the inhabitants maximum views over Nicholaston Burrows and the sweep from Three Cliffs Bay to Oxwich and benefits from controlled solar gain.

Internally, a generous kitchen, dining, living room is the heart of the house and connects with the entrance hall and lobby with more functional utility room, shower room and gym. Large format neutral tiles flow throughout the majority of the ground floor with rich charcoal coloured engineered floor to a cosy living room and home office and striking Bejmat tiles to the vibrant ground floor shower room.

The first and second floors are bedrooms and bathrooms, finished in a combination of tiled floors and microcement walls + ceilings. The Master bedroom in the first-floor extension is dramatic with a high vaulted ceiling and cantilevered balcony overlooking the garden.

Project detail

Completed: June 2023

Materials: Colourcoat Urban standing seam profiled metal, ShouSugiBan timber cladding, Western Red Cedar, Cotswold Limestone walling, Marziale brick, render, Large format porcelain tile, Microcement.

Main contractor: HJO Developments Ltd

Structural Engineer: Nexus Consulting Engineers Ltd