Garage & Utility, Nailsea

This semi detached property in Nailsea was in need of some love, when the current owners bought it.

The house had an original outbuilding in the side return, with a concrete canopy which linked the two structures. The owners wanted to demolish this and replace it with a more useful attached garage/store, with a small utility and WC to the rear. We designed and gained permissions for this work.

The new garage extension really smartens and freshens the front of the property, and adds more practical, water tight and convenient storage and facilities for the property.

Kitchen extension, Bath

This Victorian end of terrace property in Bathwick, Bath, had been extended by previous owners. The current owners found the extension cold and the layout was not as practical as it could be. A sizeable side return left empty and unused space, but an agreement was in place with the adjacent property which would allow the owners to attach onto a wall on the party line, mirroring the extension of their neighbours. ACHD designed this gable ended single storey extension and worked with a structural engineer to open up the internal spaces, creating a large kitchen, dining and family space.


Large bifolds overlooking the extensive garden, along with roof lights in the gable and into the new side return, provide light throughout.

The existing dining room has been incorporated into the space, and the step up into this space was retained, helping to ‘zone’ the spaces.

A small wet room style shower and WC has been added, under the existing stair, a really valuable addition to a family home.

Playroom extension


The owners of this semi detached house in Downend wanted to create a new reception room which would offer them a playroom/study and give them a room from which to look out over their rear garden.

The existing attached garage was renovated and partially converted to create a WC and utility space, and a single storey extension was constructed to create the additional reception room.

Bi folding doors spill out onto the garden in good weather, and offer light, along with the roof window, even on the most gloomy days. A ground floor WC and utility are a really useful addition to every family home, and the garage/store retained to the front offer plenty of storage.

Two Storey Extension

This two storey side extension in Downend replaced an under used side driveway and old garage to the rear of the house, creating a new master bedroom suite, garage/store, utility, WC and play room. The house originally had a front door and first floor bedroom window on the side elevation so these were relocated to the front as part of the works.

The hallway has been refurbished, while the existing kitchen leads to a new utility and WC in the extension, which adjoin, to the front- a new garage/storage space, providing ample storage for bikes etc, and to the rear, a new playroom/study/music room with doors which lead to the garden.

The existing garage was demolished and replaced with a new decking area, which, despite the increase in floor space to the house, has increased the size of the garden and allows for a more expansive view of the exterior space.


Lantern roofed extension

The owners of this house in Bradley Stoke were clear about their brief- they wanted to create a new open plan kitchen, dining, entertaining space. They love having friends and family to their home and wanted to replace the dated and confined layout into one big space which made the most of their already installed modern, sleek kitchen and the outlook into their large garden. The house was built with a small dining room adjoining the kitchen and previous owners had added a conservatory, resulting in three rooms, which lacked flexibility.

We designed a garden room style extension to replace the conservatory, and designed openings to bring together three spaces into one. Bi folding doors to the garden and a large lantern roof flood the space with light and sense of connection to the exterior.

The owners continued the white gloss ceramic tiled floor from the kitchen into the new spaces, and installed amazing LED lighting in the lantern which makes it a real wow factor, day and night!

Loft Conversion- St Werburghs

This loft conversion added a new full width dormer to the rear of a terraced Victorian house in St Werburghs, adding a new, spacious bedroom and en suite. In order to fit in new stairs, a new area of hallway was added, which has increased the sense of space in the circulation areas. To maximise space in the new loft bedroom, the door was put on the first floor, so the staircase comes up into the bedroom directly and the owners have cleverly incorporated built in storage, accessible from the stairwell, into the space also, in addition to new built in storage in the bedroom itself. New french doors and juliet balcony gives a beautiful view into an adjoining park, and the en suite is a comfortable bathroom. The existing bedrooms on the first floor have been retained, meaning the property new enjoys 3 beds and 2 bathrooms and the owners have done a wonderful job of decorating and accessorising the space.


Loft Conversion in Bath


This project, in Larkhall, Bath, added side and rear dormers to this 1950’s house, in order to create a new loft bedroom. Getting permission for dormers in the Bath conservation area can be tricky, but this design appeased the planning department and create a lovely new bedroom, by adding a gabled side dormer and small rear flat roof dormer. The owners have beautifully decorated it, creating a really special space!


Single Storey extension, Bristol


This small single storey extension has been added to an end of terrace home in Bristol. A tiny kitchen and underused dining room have been turned into a large kitchen/diner/seating space with bifold doors leading to the garden. The owner, a keen cyclist, has also gained a Utility and bike store space, and a ground floor WC and shower room, perfect for coming in after a long cycle.

The owner chose a beautiful painted oak kitchen with quartz worktops, which looks smart and modern, and the peninsula with bar stools is perfect for being social.



Infill extension to a Victorian property

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Victorian terraced housing is often built with a main terrace, and semi detached ‘outrigger’ to the rear. This leaves a unused gap between the outriggers, and often makes the existing kitchen spaces dark, narrow and lacking accessibility to the garden. I’ve designed several ‘infill’ extensions to such properties, extending both sideways and into the garden.

This property was one example- A large kitchen diner now extends most of the width of the house, with bifolding doors. Steel beams are inserted to support the two storey section above, and a lean to roof with roof lights brings light and height to the space.

A small WC has been added, and the original window into the second reception room opened up to leave a free flowing home.

The owners have also built lovely wide, shallow steps, leading from the bifolding doors down into the garden level.

Single storey extension- Bath


This single storey, Bath stone rear and side extension replaced an old garage, and small flat roofed extension, creating a beautifully finished kitchen/diner, new attached garage and shower room.




The extension is finished in Bath stone, matching the original detailing, but with a modern flat roof, allowing for brilliant ceiling height throughout. A rooflight floods the extension with light.

Internally a lovely U shaped kitchen has been created, with a peninsula and a high bank of storage, which leads to a dining/seating space. The prefab detached garage has been replaced with a new attached store, and in addition the owners now have a small ground floor WC and showeroom.