Granit is pleased to have gained planning permission in Surbiton for a contemporary addition to an Edwardian property from Elmbridge Borough Council.
Our clients approached us having just purchased a large HMO, very much in need of some TLC to help them to achieve planning permission for a new project. As they had worked with us previously, they understood that we would see the property’s potential and share their vision of transforming it into a fantastic family home. We were appointed to reconfigure the rear half of the property, which was tired, run-down and disconnected from a large rear garden.
The solution involved replacing an existing extension with a contemporary split-level dining area and family snug, which we will sink into the natural slope of the garden. This ‘zones’ the spaces while connecting to the light and bright kitchen.
A vaulted ceiling spanning over both spaces adds light and space and has resulted in the scheme being dubbed’ The Volcano House’ by our clients!
Materiality is an essential ingredient for our clients who are keen to avoid creating a soulless white box. As a result, the scheme takes on the form of a decorative box wrapped in a charred timber cladding.
The roof will be finished in a standing seam metal roof that will tie in with new windows and doors on the rear elevation. Internally, a polished concrete floor will help bounce light around the space. We are balancing this finish with natural elements such as the timber lining around the oriel window – the perfect place to unwind and take views of the verdant garden.
Discussions with several contractors are in progress, and work should start on-site later in the year!
If you have similar visions for an interesting architectural project or are seeking planning permission in Surbiton, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us; we will be happy to help.