For a full house refurbishment in Forest Hill, South East London, a garden room extension was added to bring the client’s mature garden into their living space. The original semi-detached property was in need of modernization, and a garden room extension was proposed to replace the outdated conservatory. Despite being located on a busy London street, the client’s garden was a peaceful haven with a rich and varied foliage, which inspired the extension design.
The garden room extension was a bespoke construction comprising a proprietary thermally insulated composite glazing system, which allowed for modern interpretations of traditional glass greenhouses. The glazed panels could be opened to create a perfect environment for the potted plants. The extension’s undulating brickwork facade created a visual flow from the garden to the new kitchen and dining room space. Large framed glazed windows punctured the facade to provide glimpses of the garden in all directions, extending the garden room extension into the house.
The three-bedroom property’s upper floors were remodeled to remove previous compromises, and a more generous master bathroom and walk-in dressing room were added. The ground floor living rooms were large and well-proportioned and complemented the new garden room extension. No side extension was required, and the top floor roof space was replanned to provide a guest room with a dedicated ensuite. The original Welsh roof slate was also replaced, adding to the modernization of the property.
The garden room extension design was tailored to respond to the rich landscaped environment of the client’s garden, and the glazed panels brought natural light into the space, blurring the line between inside and outside. The new space became a focal point for dining and entertainment, extending the client’s living space into their beloved garden.