Category: Extensions & Conversions


A lower ground conversion flat with an under utilised terrace in the Hampstead Conservation Area. Bring it in from the cold.

Lower Ground Conversion | Architects for Hampstead | Hampstead Conservation Area, North West London

forresterarchitects has recently completed the renovation of a lower ground floor flat in the Hampstead Conservation Area, located in North West London. The original property was a one bedroom private dwelling with access to a private garden, but the proposal aimed to create a two-bedroom private dwelling with an extended kitchen and improved sanitary accommodations.

To achieve this, the internal layout of the property was reconfigured to provide a larger kitchen extension with direct access to the terrace and garden through sliding/folding double glazed units. Additionally, the former kitchen space was reconfigured to create a new bedroom with direct access to the garden. The aim was to extend the property demise to provide more space for the improvements. Sanitary accommodations were also improved and increased to provide a larger bathroom and an en-suite to the master bedroom. With these changes, the property has been transformed into a modern and comfortable dwelling that meets the needs of contemporary living. The Hampstead Conservation Area is known for its architectural and historical significance, which makes it an ideal location for architectural projects.

The renovation of the lower ground floor flat in Hampstead, North West London has created a comfortable and modern two-bedroom private dwelling with an extended kitchen and improved sanitary accommodations. The renovation is a perfect example of how contemporary living spaces can be created while preserving the character of a historically significant area.



A sliding glass roof is added to a Victorian terrace in Stoke Newington.

Sliding Glass Roof Conversion | Architects for Hackney | Stoke Newington, North London

forresterarchitects have recently finished a contemporary roof conversion project for a mid-terrace Victorian house in Stoke Newington, North London. The family who own the house were in need of an additional bedroom and shower-room as their family continued to grow, and so they turned to forresterarchitects to help with the transformation.

The architects decided to extend the living space by creating a new master bedroom and shower-room in the roof-space, which required careful planning and attention to detail. They were able to create a stunning modern interior that is predominantly white in colour, with colourful accents that add a touch of personality and character to the space. One of the most striking features of the new roof conversion is the sliding oval roof-light, which allows natural light to flood the interior and animates the space throughout the day as the sun passes overhead. The roof-light also offers unrestricted views of the city, making it the perfect spot for stargazing late into the evening.

Overall, the project is a testament to forresterarchitects’ ability to balance contemporary design with the historic charm of a Victorian terrace house. The new roof conversion has added value to the property and provided the growing family with the extra space they needed, while also creating a beautiful and unique living space that they can enjoy for years to come.


A striking diagonal extension cuts across a garden in West London and avoids a conventional rear extension.

House Refurbishment and Rear Diagonal Extension | Architects for Kensington & Chelsea | Oxford Conservation Area, West London

forresterarchitects have completed an alternative solution for the rear garden extension. A tired glass conservatory has been replaced with a dynamic new rear diagonal extension. It sweeps across the garden of a mid-terraced house in Ladbroke Grove, West London. A natural copper cladding is used to provide a modern vibrant solution to extend the property. The copper cladding will over time oxidise and change from orange to green as the roofs of the traditional architecture of LondonThe house has been refurbishment to include the remodelling of the master bathroom and bedrooms to the upper floor. Our Primrose Hill maisonette adds bespoke joinery to a bachelor pad with extensive bespoke storage solutions


A new build Penthouse development in Crouch End.

New Build Penthouse | Architects for Haringey | Crouch End, North London

forresterarchitects have recently completed a feasibility study for a new penthouse refurbishment in Crouch End, North London. The current building has a flat roof that provides breathtaking views of the London skyline. The client requested a self-contained one-bedroom flat to be built on this underutilized rooftop space. To achieve this, forresterarchitects developed an organic form for a prefabricated pod that would sit atop the existing structure.

The exterior form of the pod informed the internal layout and furniture of the space. The pod features a series of exposed trusses, which provide structural support, and full-height frameless glazed units. This design allows natural light to flood into the space and provides the occupant with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area. The use of prefabricated construction techniques is not only sustainable but also cost-effective and allows for a quicker construction process. By utilising this method, the construction time is reduced, and the amount of waste generated during the construction process is minimised. This project showcases forresterarchitects ability to maximize the potential of an existing building and create a unique and innovative living space in a desirable location. The penthouse design is not only functional and sustainable but also aesthetically pleasing. The use of the prefabricated pod has created a seamless transition between the existing building and the new addition.

The success of this project highlights forresterarchitects commitment to providing innovative and sustainable design solutions for their clients. The design team’s expertise in utilizing existing structures and incorporating sustainable strategies into their designs ensures that their clients receive high-quality, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible solutions to their architectural needs.

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