Extension, Almorah Road, Bristol

We were asked to design an extension by our clients to create more light and space to the living spaces of the house, whilst still working to a reasonably tight budget. It was decided that a side return was un-necessary, so we design an almost full width extension onto the house, providing a central courtyard space that could be used for storage and keep light pouring into the heart of the house. Red Kite completed the construction phase of the build. It was built out of natural materials throughout, with a timber frame construction utilising locally sourced douglas fir for the exposed rafters. The building was plastered with lime plaster internally to give a breathable and beautiful finish. Reclaimed pine floorboards were used on the floor to match with the existing house. A new striking and modern kitchen was installed with a ash worktop. We also managed to design in a new downstairs loo below the stairs by changing the circulation through the house. A glass awning to the front of the building creates so shelter during wet weather and is a nice design feature. The whole building was topped off with a sedum green roof.