Glass extension to a recently built Banner Home in Sutton Coldfield.

The client’s brief was to extend the kitchen primarily to gain more light, but also to create a larger, open-plan space to better suit the needs of their family.

The solution for this relatively small, north-facing garden was to use glass as far as possible, not only to gain more light, but also to improve the relationship between the house and garden.

The extension is wider than it is deep, thus taking advantage of the new space whilst not encroaching too much into limited garden area. A large oak tree in the garden has a tree preservation order so this was also taken into consideration.