CONTEMPORARY TIMBER-CLAD EXTENSION, OXFORD

One of our most favourite of recent projects is this high-end house extension in Oxford where we used a specific larch timber cladding profile with a shadow gap detail to clad the walls along with slimline aluminium windows and doors to achieve what we think is an exceptional appearance. It certainly stands out from the crowd.

Here, we knocked through the existing kitchen and dining room, then extended the rear of the house to result in one, large, open-plan, kitchen/dining/living space connected to the garden for inside/outside living with a roof lantern providing lots of additional natural light. We also renovated and altered the first floor and refitted the bathroom.

Our build team did an awesome job of the finishing details. From the first conversation to the last lick of paint, all designed and built by us.

If you have a similar project in mind, please get in touch, as we’d love to help.

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HOUSE EXTENSION & TRANSFORMATION OF 1930s SEMI, OXFORD

We believe this modern side and rear extension scheme to a 1930s semi-detached house is the first of its kind in Oxford.

The double storey side extension with clean, flat roof, larch cladding and grey aluminium windows and doors with grey aluminium cappings offers a head-turning 21st century addition with the 1930s appearance of the original front elevation kept very much in tact.

The side extension, not that wide but hugely impactful in terms of the internal space it creates, extends over both floors to the rear of the property then wraps around the back over the first and ground floors. The first floor footprint of the house is significantly increased as we include additional bedroom and bathroom space. The loft is already converted so there will be 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in total when all works are completed.

The ground floor will be completely remodelled, leaving just the front sitting room in tact. Elsewhere, with the addition of a utility/laundry/boot room, ground floor WC and a large, open-plan, kitchen/dining/living space at the rear of the property complete with roof lanterns and large sliding doors, this connects the new principle living space with the lovely garden, which we have redesigned and now completed including a fantastic home office. (Click here to view this landscaping and home office project.)

As a true design and build company, we lead our clients through the design and build process from the very first conversation right through to the last lick of paint.

Cherwell Design & Build offers architectural design, planning and building services including all trades as well as gardens and interiors.

Our clients love having us as their single point of contact as we enable their dream home and save them time, stress and money along the way.

Contact us today and tell us what you’re dream home looks like.

LOFT CONVERSION & KITCHEN EXTENSION, NORTH OXFORD

We recently obtained planning consent for an exciting scheme to extend this family home in North Oxford and we’re hoping to commence the build soon. We’ve been able to create a second floor to this dwelling by extending the existing loft in two directions – a hip-to-gable and a rear dormer roof extension. Then, over the ground floor, we’ve extended to the side, wrapping round to the rear with a single storey extension, which dramatically increases the ground floor footprint and offers a fantastic kitchen/dining/living space connected to a south-facing garden offering plenty of natural light and a vast sense of space.

EDWARDIAN HOUSE EXTENSION, LOFT CONVERSION & RENOVATION, OXFORD

Year Completed: 2017

Location: OX4

Description:

Working with a wonderful client over 2 years, we led the architectural design of this Edwardian renovation, extension and loft conversion project in Oxford. Gaining a first-time planning approval, navigating through the building regulations, working with structural engineers and appointing a private building inspector, we oversaw the build phase to completion and owned responsibility for all the final material and colour choices to deliver this turn-key completed project.

VICTORIAN HOUSE EXTENSION & RENOVATION, SOUTH OXON

In progress…this is set to be a stunning kitchen extension and renovation to a Victorian town house in South Oxon. On track for completion later this year.

GARDEN STUDIO, OXFORD

Year Completed: 2016

Location: OX4

Description:

This wonderful garden office space has been designed as a work space but also as a family garden room so is truly flexible. It is packed with insulation and so requires hardly any heating by a simple, glass-fronted electric heater. Fully connected to power and internet, it has a clean, contemporary look with the use of grey aluminium, bifolding doors and Siberian larch cladding with a half-lap profile mitred at the corners, which we think makes all the difference. We love details!

LOFT CONVERSION, OXFORD

Year Completed: 2016

Location: OX4

Description:

This loft conversion to a 1930s semi-detached house in Oxford was great to work on largely because of the client’s excellent taste in final specification and materials – we love the en suite bathroom particularly.  We were able to create some significant additional space in this house by adding a large double bedroom suite with fully insulated and clever storage in every available eaves space.

EDWARDIAN HOUSE EXTENSION, RENOVATION & LOFT, OXFORD

In progress… we’re well on the way with this fantastic kitchen extension, complete renovation and loft conversion to an Edwardian house in central Oxford. It is due for completion in 2016.