We are pleased to announce that planning permission in St Albans has been granted on our Marford Road project.
Our clients approached Granit as they wanted to transform their large but poorly configured house. Space was not the issue but the quality of that space was.
The piecemeal growth of the house had resulted in a dark, cellular ground floor cut off from a fantastic garden. We sought to transform the property into a family house more suited to our client’s lifestyle. We immediately recognised that there was huge scope to reconfigure this property to create a fantastic family home.
The solution involved transforming the cellular arrangement of the existing property into a series of inviting and useful interconnecting spaces. A low-quality glazed conservatory will be replaced with a single storey extension accommodating a dining room and informal sitting area. This space will flow seamlessly into the kitchen where a window has been introduced into the flank wall to provide daylight into a dark part of the property.
Reconnecting the garden with the inside of the property was a driving factor behind the design. This will be achieved by introducing a large set of glazed sliding doors to the rear elevation. In addition to this, glazing wraps around the western elevation providing further views onto the garden.
As the rear elevation is south facing, overheating is a concern. A projecting roof canopy provides solar shading during the summer months when solar gain is at its peak. A modest side extension at the first-floor level allows for the creation of two new en-suites and a dressing room.
We look forward to taking the next steps in the design process alongside our clients and construction commencing in 2021.
Please get in touch if you would like help securing planning permission in St Albans. You can find our contact details here.