Grange Road, Sutton, London
Replacement of a tired conservatory with a sleek 150sqft rear extension.
Conservatories were popular in the 80s and 90s as they provided a cost effective way to increase living space. They often ended up as unsightly storage spaces due to their uPVC framing and unpleasant thermal comfort, as it was with this example built in the rear garden of a townhouse in the leafy suburban town of Sutton in south London.
A common issue with the design of 3-storey town houses of the 70s and 80s ear is that the social spaces have no direct connection to the rear garden as they are located on the first floor. A full width and 3m deep rear extension has been designed to be used as downstairs family / dining room with two skylights and a 3.2m wide bifolding terrace doors opening directly onto the rear garden. The garden has been redesigned with a new patio / seating area in the rear part that is most exposed to direct sunlight. A generous full width decked step provides access and fantastic incidental additional seating in the shadow of the building.
Total GIA: 150sqft