The property occupies the first floor of a mid-Victorian Warner terrace comprising purpose-built maisonettes, located on the outskirts of Stoke Newington bordering Stamford Hill.
The principles of the development were to reconfigure the badly laid out and dated kitchen & dining room to the rear projection of the property, creating a new open-plan kitchen & dining space with improved levels of natural light and access to the small rear roof-terrace.
The proposed alterations were all within the existing building envelope, however as the property is a flat, and therefore no Householder Permitted Development rights existed, planning approval was required for the new flank kitchen window and large format window & patio door system to the rear roof-terrace.
Due to limited access to the first-floor property, and also budgetary constraints, the large format rear glazing was designed to comprise of 3 individual elements, which were then coupled on site, to form a larger combined system.
A simple palette of materials and standard products are used throughout, providing an efficient construction process whilst also creating a high quality and simple modern aesthetic.
Building Control: Assent South East
Engineer: DEC Consulting Engineers Ltd
Contractor: London Dream Building