Red Kite Design and Build Ltd

Modern extension, Bristol

Our client wanted to expand their semi-detached house in Bristol to provide more space for an expanding family. The focus was on a light and modern extension, whilst also being built out of efficient and sustainably sourced materials. We designed a roof that is on a dual pitch, this helped break the form of what is quite a wide extension whilst also helping to orientate the roof window to the south and maximise the amount of light it receives. We decided to clad half of the building with larch cladding of varying widths and leave the other half lime rendered. This again helped to characterise the two sides of the extension and provide a modern finish. 

The extension was built in the summer of 2017. The old French doors in the garden were removed and a new RSJ installed to widen the entrance into the new extension. The main structure was constructed out of a timber frame, that was insulated with sheeps wool insulation and wood fibre board. The inside face was lime plastered to give a full breathable wall build up. Aluminium bi-fold doors and windows were installed as well as two triple-glazed roof windows, all providing lots of natural light internally. The green roof was lined with larch fascia boards. All the larch on the project was sourced locally from Somerset. Internally the old kitchen was reconfigured to provide a downstairs bathroom and a utility room. Floorboards were taken from the houses front room, which was to be carpeted and reused in the dining space of the extension. A new kitchen was installed and the floor in the kitchen area was finished with a eco- marmoleum.