Single Storey Extension - 9 Highview Road, Sidcup


For our clients at 9 Highview Road, Sidcup we undertook a complete Architectural Design Service comprising of the following Project Brief:
  1. Demolish existing conservatory to LH rear of property making room for new single-story extension.
  2. Build a new single-story extension to the rear.
  3. Suggest going into the rear garden with extension up to the existing rear elevation from the LH rear reception room and going full width of that LH corner.
  4. Demolish existing Kitchen/Utility/WC/Cupboard external rear walls and internal separating wall between kitchen and Utility room/Cupboard to form large, luxurious open plan Kitchen/Diner.
  5. This will provide a fantastic large open plan rectangular space for your Kitchen/Diner perfect for incorporating an island unit/breakfast bar, even a soft seating chill-out area as well.
  6. Add frameless sliding doors to rear elevation maximizing natural light in Kitchen/Diner bringing the outside in. I would also like to design a further option with a window over the sink just to make sure we have considered everything. This will also provide a nice outlook over the garden.
  7. Raise Patio Area creating flush floor finish through doors into Kitchen/Diner. In summer with the doors open, this creates a seamless transition between outside and inside effectively making the Kitchen/Diner feel even larger. Particularly if the new raised external patio area is fitted with an identical tiled floor finish to Kitchen/Diner.
  8. Form new radial steps from the proposed raised Patio Area to the Garden.
  9. Recommend a new wet underfloor heating system to the Kitchen/Diner connected to a new boiler to be located in the Utility or Garage.
  10. Install in Hallway/Kitchen/Diner a glass door that will provide amazing light and airy outlook all the way from the front entrance door to the back garden. This will create that critical first impression ‘wow’ factor when coming through the front entrance door.
  11. Option of forming a larger opening between Rear RH reception room and Kitchen Diner and the possibility of installing new double glass doors. This will provide amazing light and airy outlook all the way from the rear RH Reception Room to the back garden.
  12. Form new ground floor WC/Shower Room in LH side of the new Kitchen/Diner.
  13. Form new ground floor Utility Room/Boot Room in LH side of the new Kitchen/Diner with an external door to a side alley and another door opening into Kitchen/Diner. This will provide an alternative entry to the house rather than having to go through the new Kitchen every time. The Utility Room in effect doubles up as a Boot Room where everyone can come into the house with muddy shoes, dog,s, etc and hide it all away from the main Kitchen/Diner which can be kept nice and clean. As a Utility Room, it doubles up as an overspill from the Kitchen where there can be a washing machine, tumbles dryer, backup fridge freezer, etc. maybe even a sink to wash the muddy shoes. Utility Rooms are great when you have guests and family around as you can pile up some of the dishes in there for washing up later. Some of our clients have even put a second dishwasher in here which can be quite handy.
  1. Extension roof options:
  2. New flat roof – Can incorporate large over-hanging roof such as image 10 attached. Can also incorporate LED lights. Creates a nice modern contrast to the traditional property, also easy to incorporate glass skylights maximizing natural light in this area. System flat roofs can create an even more modern roof finish. They are high performing, come with good guarantees, must be installed by approved installers but are more expensive. They create a seamless, slick, smooth modern finish. See images 8 and 10.
  3. New pitched roof – More in keeping with traditional house designs and tend to cost more than flat roofs, again can introduce remote controlled roof windows maximizing natural light into this area. A vaulted ceiling can also be added to make it a lighter/spacier feel. This is the most popular form of extension roof construction and is pretty much maintenance-free, again you can have a large overhanging section of roof with LED. See images 3, 4, and 5.
  4. Remove chimney breast and sink in first floor rear RH bedroom.
  5. Remove sink in second floor rear RH bedroom with an option of removing the internal dividing wall to the Master Bathroom and forming a stud wall into this bedroom offering the opportunity of a larger Master Bathroom or just offer a redesign on the existing Master bathroom depending on customers budget.
  6. Close off the door to the landing from the sixth bedroom and convert this room into an En-suite to the Master Bedroom using the existing connecting door.
  7. Offer a couple of designs on a new porch incorporating a tiled pitched roof to compliment the roof over the garage.
  8. With a well-designed and properly planned out single-story extension and internal conversion work the property would increase in value considerably with you now having five generous sized Bedrooms, a Master with Ensuite and potentially a larger Master Bathroom, also an open plan Kitchen/Diner with a separate Utility Room and ground floor WC/Shower which is all currently in high demand in the property market.

What was included in this home renovation project for 9 Highview Road, Sidcup?

  • Measured CAD survey
  • Concept designs in AutoCAD
  • Planning permission application
  • Structural Detailing
  • Construction drawings including Drainage, Mechanical, and Electrical Drawings
  • Building Control Application
  • Specification
  • Budget Costing

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Our Closest Bluelime Home Design Office to this project is Bexley, we also have offices also in Bromley,  Erith, Croydon, and Dartford,