We were approached by a young couple who had purchased a new build house within the recent Trumpington housing development to the South of Cambridge. The house is an end of terrace three-bedroom timber framed house clad to the base in buff Cambridge stock brickwork and the upper half clad in shiplap black timber boarding.

The client’s requirements were to gain extra space at ground floor off the existing kitchen but not lose too much room within their rear garden. In addition, utilise the existing roof-space by adding a dormer and creating a fourth master suite bedroom that will give them the extra space and privacy they required as a couple.

We created three different designs of various styles and sizes that adjusted the kitchen to create an ample dining space that connected to the garden in a comfortable way yet retained as much of the garden as possible for them to enjoy. In addition, we explored three different ways to extend and convert the loft space to create the master suite either through permitted development rules or via planning permission. The designs of the dormers utilised materials and styles from the existing property yet ensured a bright and airy space internally.

We generated the feasibility studies for the couple and are currently awaiting their decision as to how they would like to proceed.