Horfield kitchen/diner extension

This single storey extension replaced an existing coal shed and outside WC, and an ageing overhanging roof structure, and involved removing the wall between the original, small, kitchen and dining rooms, to create one larger open plan kitchen and dining space.


The bifold doors and large flat roof window flood the room with light, and the owners have installed a beautiful herringbone timber floor, modern kitchen, and also created a seating space. A small utility and ground floor WC complete the development, and turn a tired and old fashioned 1930’s layout into a bright and open space for a modern family.

ACHD worked with the owners to design the extension, and sought planning and building control approvals.

Single Storey extension- South Glos

DSC02027This lovely single storey extension in Downend is one of a matching pair- I designed the neighbouring extension a few months prior to this https://alexandracork.wordpress.com/2018/01/29/family-room-and-utility-extension-in-bromley-heath/ . I went back to see it completed today, the owners have created a light filled seating space, adjoining their existing kitchen/diner, looking out onto their garden. The extensions look super smart together, with matching detailing and materials. It’s interesting to compare the layouts- the neighbouring extension created a large open plan kitchen/diner and family space, along with a WC and utility, also knocking their original dining room into the space, while this extension has retained a separate, adjoining, reception room, and created an L shaped kitchen- diner and seating area, showing just two of the options there are, for a relatively modest sized extension.





Priston Mill -Water Mill Refurbishment

I have a long history working together with the owners of Priston Mill (and it’s sister venues- Coombe Lodge and Rockbeare Manor), and last spring put together a new scheme to update the furniture in the Water Mill. 20180418_131810

The venue is a three floored, water mill, which retains its working waterwheel. The rooms are cosy and intimate, and are perfect for smaller weddings. I worked with a local upholsterer to renew the bench seating pads, and selected new armchairs, footstools, sofas and cushions, in rich blues, greys and sea-green tones, in tactile fabrics- velvet and wools.


Rear Extension- Keynsham


This single storey extension in Keynsham created a dining area, with bi fold doors to a newly created patio space, and a utility and shower room. It replaced an existing lean to and roofed shelter, giving this family home a little extra space! Roof windows illuminate from above.

Rear extension- Emersons Green


I recently went back to look at this completed extension in Emersons Green, which was built in the spring and summer this year. The existing house had a living room with patio doors to the garden, kitchen and a under-utilised conservatory. The houses didn’t lack space, but the separated room design meant that family life often felt disjointed, and the owners hoped to create something more integrated.

I designed a new gable ended single storey extension, and created one large kitchen-diner-family space and separate utility. The extension has a fantastic corner door and window feature, leading the eye out to the renovated patio and garden space, and a lovely apex window, a real feature in the room. Externally, brickwork has been finished beautifully to match the existing house detailing.

The owners selected a beautiful white marble floor, which really bounces light around.

A large island acts as a divider, and its bar style seating creates a real social hub for the house, as well as an informal dining space. The extension is a modern alteration to the owners home, giving them the integrated, bright space, suited to family life. As the extension largely replaces an existing conservatory, little garden space has been lost and a better connected with the exterior created.

ACHD designed, sought planning and building regulations consents.

Rear Extension- Downend


This lovely extension, completed last spring, replaced a small lean to conservatory, which was a make shift utility. The conservatory had all the normal issues of heat loss and gain also very noticeable lean! The owners replaced it with this single storey extension, creating a proper utility, ground floor WC, and garden room- adjoining their kitchen/diner.

Two storey extension- Bradley Stoke


The owners of this house in Bradley Stoke wanted to extend their existing bedroom spaces, but opportunity was tight because of the number of existing constraints.  As there was an existing conservatory to the rear, along with a sloping rear garden, and drainage limitations,  a side extension was required.  The area was relatively narrow- too narrow to create an entirely separate room, so the option to extend an existing bedroom was pursued. The existing single garage was set back substantially from the house, so we designed a new two storey extension which created additional garage space on the ground floor, while leaving enough driveway parking to satisfy the planning department. The existing third bedroom was extended out over this new space, and a new steel beam incorporated to create a larger bedroom space, with a generous en suite to the front.

ACHD designed and sought planning permission, Wessex Water consent and building regulations approvals. If you have a similar project in mind, get in touch!