Residential alterations, Bishop’s Stortford

Built at the beginning of the 20th Century, this impressive red brick house is set on the outskirts of the Hertfordshire market town of Bishop’s Stortford amongst 0.7 acres of garden.  The proposals predominantly related to the existing utility side extension, which was rebuilt and doubled in size.  Other alterations are largely internal reconfiguration and general improvements to the internal circulation of the house ensuring the house is tailored to the needs of the family; and ensuring the longevity of this family home.

The main element of the proposed scheme is to extend the existing utility extension, and re-position it away from the turret.  This is to provide a better proportioned kitchen, and a dedicated mud/cloak room to outside.  The re-positioning of the extension allowed the turret to be fully expressed, and the extension less prominent now being set back further. The new roof light to the extension also provides much needed natural light into the kitchen space.

A new enlarged roof light was proposed to the Play Room to improve the natural daylight into this normally dark room.  The North Elevation of the Kitchen area was opened up to the garden via new French doors.  This improves access to this area of the garden from the family space/kitchen. The kitchen roof light is not visible externally, due to the raised parapet.  The extension was built in red brick to match that of the main building.