A Great Room

When I first visited this Victorian home, the lean-to extensions at the back of the house meant it was dark, cramped and a far cry from the open-plan space the owners were yearning for.

I could see that by removing the extensions and rear wall, and then incorporating large rooflights and bi-fold doors, this house could be transformed to boast a sun-filled family room with a smart new kitchen, leading out to the garden.

This particular project did not require planning consent since it fell within the remit of permitted development. However, it did need building regulations approval.