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Dilehurst

Dilehurst

The project brief required the conversion of a dilapidated single storey link between the existing Grade II listed residential building with a 2-storey annex building which had previously been converted for home office use.

Whilst the link building bridged the gap between the main house and the office annex, it did not afford an internal route between the two.

The solution was to reconfigure the link, by the introduction of additional width to the central section, thus maximising its potential for use as a Garden Living Room, overlooking and affording access to the properties rear garden, whilst also providing a discreet access route to the home office annex.

The work involved the careful renovation of the existing structure and fabric, retaining and re-using the existing materials as far as practicable to a design sympathetic to the existing building.

Robert Rigby Architects was retained by our clients for a second stage where we were required to design an extension to the existing restricted kitchen area in original Grade II listed building to provide for an enlarged kitchen and an additional breakfast area.

The challenge was to create an additional structure closely adjacent to the first phase work, overcoming significant variation between both finish floor levels and external ground level, whilst also appearing continuous and in harmony with the original structures.

A careful choice of materials and the use of traditional building styles and features helped create a flow that contributes to the building as a whole without appearing out of place, the new segueing smoothly into the old.

Stage 1

StatusComplete
LocationPenn, Buckinghamshire
ClientPrivate Client
Type of ProjectExtension
Year 2010
Services ProvidedFull RIBA Work Stages
Project DescriptionGrade II listed, Conservation Area, to provide an internal circulation link between annexe and main house.

Stage 2

StatusComplete
LocationPenn, Buckinghamshire
ClientPrivate Client
Type of ProjectExtension
Year 2016
Services ProvidedFull RIBA Work Stages
Contract Value-
Size-
Project DescriptionKitchen / Breakfast Room Extension