The brief for the project was to extend the existing property to increase the owner’s enjoyment of their living space by providing a pleasing vista onto the garden and maximising natural daylight within the kitchen-dining room. Our clients also wanted the addition of an en-suite bedroom within the existing roof space, and in so doing, minimise internal alterations. The rear extension is a glazed box, nestled into the solid brick walls of the existing building and extending out into the garden. A large roof lantern provides additional height and reinforces the feeling of space within the room. The glazing has slim line frames, with minimal visible supporting structure, and is formed in a powder coated aluminium finish of a dark grey to match the existing window frames. The original character of the property is retained at the front of the property, where three discrete rooflights are the only external addition to accommodate the second-floor bedroom.
Location: Oadby, Leicester
Status: RIBA Stage 04
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.