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Dollis Hill Avenue

Dollis Hill, London, UK

New build residential rear extension and full house refurbishment in Dollis Hill, north-west London

Works involved the construction of a new single storey rear extension, including the full refurbishment of the existing property. A split level plan was introduced at the ground floor level to connect the house to the garden. As a result, the full-width rear extension is constructed approximately one and a half floors below the existing first floor level, thereby a large floor to ceiling height could be realised, bringing a sense of grandeur to the new every-day living space.

Large full-height sliding doors open out onto a south facing terrace with easy access to the garden beyond. The external terrace, acting as a plinth, helps to ground the new extension into the slope.

Internally, full height oak joinery is proposed throughout. A large utility room and a storage area are concealed behind this deep wall of timber. The insertion of deep seating in the joinery offers a comfortable, sheltered enclosure - a perfect place to read and relax. The seating extends along the flank wall and into the casement window, offering a window seat with direct views over the rear garden. The lightly washed oak joinery elements along with natural stone worktops and mortar washed brickwork, offer a warm, muted interior palette, reflecting our clients request for a calm and relaxing everyday space.

Main Contractor: NWL

Structural Engineer: Constant SD

Building Control: Assent Building Control

Party Wall Consultant: Roger Oakley & Co

Photography: Ståle Eriksen