Case Studies

Below are some examples of past and present case studies with project information and images.



Extension to Modern House.

General Information:

The extension was designed to be slightly larger than that required by the client as it was felt that the result would be in proportion to the rest of the house and blend in well.

Some internal re-arrangement of the accommodation was included in this project although the main additional accommodation comprised of a large living room and kitchen with master bedroom suite above including bathroom and dressing room. The extension includes the section with the first floor bay window.

Construction of New Cottages in a Conservation Area.

General Information:

This project comprised the demolition of commercial garage premises and the construction of a terrace of 3 new cottages.

The cottages were designed to blend in with adjacent historic buildings using traditional detailing and finishes.

Construction of New House.

General Information:

Construction of “Chalet bungalow” style house on an infill plot. Height was restricted as the property had to blend in with existing dwellings. Therefore, the property was designed to make the most of the attic.

Specially designed pre-fabricated attic roof trusses were used to maximise the floor space at first floor level. The result was that 3 spacious double bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom, and main bathroom were able to be included in the first floor layout. This, together with the large open plan ground floor living spaces, utility room, study, and integral garage, resulted in a spacious family home.

Conversion of Listed Building & New Garage/Studio.

General Information:

Conversion of a traditional stone outbuilding into a garden room with ancillary accommodation including study and shower room.

The new garage included a studio/work room within an open eaves space and was designed to blend in with the existing buildings using traditional finishes.

Extension to a 1970’s House (2009).

General Information:

The existing house was considered to be of a rather basic, uninteresting design by its current owners (myself and my wife that is!).

So part of the aim when extending this property was to improve its general look. (We now think the house looks much happier!) The extension involved building over the existing garage to provide a master bedroom suite and extending to the rear to provide an additional living room. A small front extension was also included to provide space for a utility room to the rear. This front extension also enabled a porch to be formed and added “interest” to the front elevation generally. Whilst the exterior is complete, the interior is but a bare shell.

Conversion of Listed Barn into New Individual Home

General Information:

Conversion of a traditional Devon barn constructed of both cob (compacted earth) and stone.

The fragile nature of the structure lead to the incorporation of significant steelwork to support a new roof and remaining timber structures. The steelwork was designed to be unobtrusive in order to help maintain the original character of the building. The accommodation was carefully thought through in order to maximise use of the available space which was a challenge in itself due to the long and relatively narrow shape of the building.

Extension to 1930’s House.

General Information:

Extension to 1930’s house to form additional living room, study and utility room on the ground floor and master bedroom suite on the first floor including an ensuite bathroom and dressing room.

It was important that the extension blended in with the existing dwelling. Therefore the general style and detailing of the property were carried through to the design of the extension. Re-use of roof tiles to the more prominent elevations (typically the front) is helpful in these cases where possible.

Conversion of 1960’s bungalow to a chalet style house.

General Information:

Converting this bungalow involved considerable design work.

For example, an entirely new roof structure was formed and to a design that ensured maximum use of the first floor space. The work was well worth it as the accommodation increased from a 2 bed, 1 reception bungalow, into a house with 4 bedrooms + ensuite, 2 receptions, study, cloakroom/WC, and utility.

Extension and Remodelling of Bungalow.

General Information:

The project involved the remodelling and extension of existing accommodation to create additional bedrooms, study, and a large living/garden room with vaulted ceiling.

Remodelling work included replacement of flat roofs with a newly extended pitched roof to tie in the new parts with older original and extended sections.

Extension to 1980’s House.

General Information:

This extension presented a challenge in that the space available was limited at the front of the site.

The design was developed to make the most of the space available whilst maintaining an appearance that reflected the existing house design. Additional accommodation comprised of a garage, extended kitchen, master bedroom and ensuite bathroom.

Extension to 1960’s bungalow.

General Information:

In this case the client wanted to create an extended kitchen area.

Externally the aim was to match and improve upon the existing style whilst minimising the impact on adjoining properties. Internally the space was designed to be modern and spacious. For example, the roof structure was designed to allow for a vaulted ceiling.

Bungalow Conversion.

General Information:

The conversion of a bungalow into a house at Bishopsteignton.

This project involved adding an additional floor over the footprint of the original 1970’s bungalow. This provided another 100m2 of light and spacious first floor accommodation including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a large open plan landing/living area. Improvements to the ground floor layout were also made including the provision of an additional living room.

Conversion & Extension to Victorian Stable.

General Information:

The conversion and extension of a previously converted late Victorian stable building into a single ancillary dwelling near Bovey Tracey.

The aim was to create modern, light and attractive accommodation which included a large kitchen extension, and living room, bedroom, and bathroom within the original parts of the building.

Refurbishment of Country House.

General Information:

Internal alterations and refurbishment of a fine country house near Bovey Tracey.

The owner’s initial requirement was to create a large kitchen that would be more in keeping with modern living and in proportion to a house of this size.

This involved significant internal structural alterations.  In addition to this, the property was comprehensively refurbished to include new lighting and heating using biomass boilers.