crest arb

The architects within this Company are registered as such under the Architects Act 1997

Suburban Dreams


This project started with a low budget refurbishment of a dilapidated post war semi. Having designed the refurbishment with a future extension in mind we then returned to the project when funds permitted and built a substantial extension which then increased the size of the house by 80%.


Having a long term strategy at the outset meant that the disruption of the extension works were minimised without compromising the design of the end product. A large family room with large sliding doors overlooks the garden, while a rooflight improves the daylighting of this north facing room. A study and large utility room finish off the ground floor while a spacious master suite was created from the carefully designed side first floor of the side extension.


This project is an excellent example of what can be achieved with the most unpromising of properties within a relatively modest budget.