Modern House Extension to period home in Handsworth Wood, Birmingham

Client: Private family

Completion: Summer 2019

Build cost including kitchen: Under £40,000

The client required a larger kitchen to meet their modern living needs in their period family home. We designed and specified a contemporary, bright and airy extension with a high performance fabric to be energy efficient and reduce heat loss.

The extension takes on traditional form and design cues from the existing period style house, whilst adding contemporary design such as understated anthracite grey window frames, which are visually united in a dark brick ‘wrap’ feature. The kitchen inherits this ‘wrap’ design inside with feature panoramic window view and continuous flowing kitchen work surfaces.

A virtual building model allowed the client to visualise the design and make an informed decision on every key part of the design and specification to achieve exactly what they wanted. This comprehensive level of drawn and modelled communication permitted the client to extract maximum value for their budget.

The detailed model and drawings also allows contractors to tender more accurately for the project providing the client with further value.