Extensive remodelling and extension to a 1950s detached house in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands.
Modern materials were used on the ground floor extension at the rear of the property with large aluminium framed sliding doors and a standing seam zinc roof. Within the house, open-plan contemporary interiors were introduced to update the original spaces. The completely glazed façade at the rear now opens up the ground floor living spaces to the south-westerly mature gardens. Priorities were carefully analysed so the tight budget was used to its maximum potential.
To enable a fully glazed elevation, without intermediate structure, the roof edge was supported on a heavy duty steel beam spanning almost 9 metres. The sizable depth of the steel was camouflaged by detailing the eaves so that the roof joists were birdsmouthed around and the steel and the zinc gutter formed as part of the roof therefore minimising the overall profile.
At the front of the property, the dilapidated extension above the garage was carefully removed and replaced using matching bricks reclaimed from elsewhere in the property. Using reclaimed tiles, the roof of the entire house was extended to incorporate the replacement extension. The porch and garage were updated with modern timber-framed structures. Zinc rainwater goods to were used to complement the zinc used at the rear of the property.