Single Storey Extension


For our clients at 9 Manor Gate, Dartford, we undertook a complete Architectural Design Service comprising of the following Project Brief:
  • Demolish existing kitchen extension and external utility room wall making room for new single-story extension.
  • Build a new single-story extension to the rear.
  • Suggest going into the rear garden with extension 3.8m from existing main house rear wall and going full width of existing kitchen/utility room.
  • Build a separating parapet wall inside the existing conservatory to allow the support of the existing conservatory roof via a box gutter.
  • This will provide a fantastic large open plan rectangular space for the Kitchen perfect for incorporating an island unit/breakfast bar.
  • Add full height doors to rear elevation maximizing natural light in Kitchen bringing the outside in. Give options on the sizes of brick returns on the front elevation and also 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.
  • Raise Patio Area creating flush floor finish through doors into Kitchen. In summer with 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.
  • Show designs for newly landscaped patio with retaining walls.
  • Design a new Utility Room in the rear RH of the new Kitchen and allow for extending into the garage slightly if room size requires.
  • 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 incorporates a glass lantern 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.
  • With a well-designed and properly planned out single story extension your property would increase in value considerably with you now having an open plan Kitchen which is currently in high demand in the property market. Approximate construction budget £50,000 - £55,000 (Excluding Kitchen)

What was included in this home renovation project for 9 Manor Gate, Dartford?

  • 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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