Extensions to pair of cottages- Oldland Common

This pair of dilapidated cottages in Oldland Common were in need of some love! They’d both been unsympathetically pebble-dashed and given very shoddy lean-to extensions to the rear, which were now very far past their sell- by date, lacking the insulation of modern constructions (the kitchen of one was in an extension with a corrugated plastic roof!), with rotting timber and leaky roofs. The internal layouts didn’t work for modern couples and families (a highlight of which was a very impractical landing-come-bedroom arrangement at the top of some particularly steep stairs), and they lacked any parking provision. We secured planning and building regulations permission to demolish the existing rear structures and build a new two storey rear extension,  providing each cottage with a separate living room and family diner and kitchen on the ground floor, and 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. We also added entrance porches to the front, and crucially, received permission to create a parking area to the front of the houses with access onto the street.

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