We have recently obtained planning consent to remodel a house in Tring, Hertfordshire, working with Dacorum Borough Council.
The existing house is a typical 1960’s dwelling, compact with small rooms and poorly insulated. Our clients wanted to extend and reconfigure the house to make it a more practical beautiful place to live in for a growing family.
At ground floor the layout is extended to the side and rear, adjacent to the neighbour. The extents of the rear extension are defined by the existing garage and the rear elevation of this adjoining property.
This creates a wider connection to the south-facing rear garden, and as such the living spaces and kitchen are intended to be reorientated into this area to take full advantage of the natural light and amenity space. The connection to the rear garden is opened up to improve its use as an amenity space for the family.
The existing study, formed within the former garage, will be reduced in size and adaptable as a guest bedroom, with an ensuite. The existing kitchen will be repurposed as a dedicated utility room.
The existing garage is proposed to be incorporated into the layout, with a minor extension to the front. This will become a snug with a small storage area to the front. The existing garage is unsuitable for car parking and is currently used as storage.
At first floor, the layout will be reconfigured to allow for an additional bedroom, larger family bathroom and an ensuite to the master bedroom. New window openings are created to the front and rear to maximise natural light throughout.
We are now progressing RIBA stages 3-4 with our clients hoping to start on site late 2022.