The project was to provide a rear extension incorporating several existing rooms to form a large open plan kitchen, dining, living and family space with views of the sky and over the rear garden. Situated within the New Forest National Park, there were restrictions on the size of the proposal which influenced the layout. Internal vaulted ceilings with rooflight windows helped to provide a sense of light and space
A utility with plenty of useful storage space and access to the rear garden also formed part of the scheme. The large storage cupboards, space for coats and boots together with a raised storage area within the vaulted ceiling of the utility provided an efficient, functional room which maximized the use of space within the limitations of the National Park requirements.
I was engaged to take the project through the survey, scheme design, planning application, building regulations and detailed construction drawings and specifications. I worked closely with my client through all stages and developed the detailed layouts including the kitchen layout to ensure that all aspects of the scheme were tailored to their specific needs. Interior and exterior sketches to help my client visualize the scheme proved invaluable in helping to craft a truly bespoke solution for them. Once the project had been tendered, the client worked with the builder directly. The level of detail within the drawings meant that I was only occasionally needed on site.