Our ‘mission’ was to add a first floor extension to the existing single story building. The cottage is in the heart of Lyndhurst, New Forest, therefore a sympathetic and methodic approach was necessary to keep the client and building control happy.

The roof was completely removed, the ground floor kitchen wall was to be demolished and a huge steel beam installed.

On the exterior the roof was tiled to match the existing, utilizing any materials that had been removed. The windows were given arched brick headers and the walls were pebble-dashed to blend with the existing wall finishes. All new brickwork was colour matched to blend with the existing wall finishes.

The result was a large living area on the ground floor comprising of an open-plan kitchen/diner, shower room and hallway. On the first floor, the space created a new double bedroom and spare room.