This single-storey rear extension was desired to provide a new family living room, kitchen and utility space on the ground floor. Our clients sought a sensitive design to complement the character of the original property, which is set within a conservation area in the beautiful village of Bournville.
Proposals were developed with our clients to ensure the extension would tie neatly into the existing property. This was achieved through the use of well-matched materials and by maintaining the form and ridge height of the original outbuildings. The extension has a large, glazed gable which offers great views and connectivity to the garden, and the four glazed openings along the courtyard elevation are placed to match the elevation of the original outbuilding. Two new rooflights also ensure the extension is well lit and allow natural daylight deep into the plan.
Location: Bournville, Birmingham
Client: Private Client
Status: RIBA Stage 03
The approachability of Adam, David, and their colleagues was very helpful for us. It was useful to have their take on our ideas-validating them or where they felt necessary challenging them. This was done in a constructive way.
My experience of Hickman and Smith could not have been better. The result of their effort is just terrific.
Outstanding service. Professional and innovative. Listened to our wishes. Great results. David and Adam provided a very professional service throughout our project.
They were innovative in their approach and suggested a range of design and layout options that my wife and I had not even realised would be possible.
We used Hickman & Smith for our project. They came up with a number of ideas to create the space and feel we were after. David Gladstone was unfailingly patient. Fees were fair and transparent.
No hesitation in recommending to others.
My go to architects for any project of any size.
Brilliant from day one to completion.
Hickman and Smith have creatively designed us a comfortable 3 bedroom home including very usable rooms with storage upstairs where we only expected a loft space.
The end result is a very special ‘forever’ home in a lovely rural setting.