With a growing young family, the original cottage was needing to be expanded. After two successful renovations of a number of the existing rooms, the owners wondered if the direction they were heading was the correct one.
After an initial consultation with the owners on site, a new ensuite was identified as being in the incorrect place and needing to be removed to allow for a sensible and generous access to a new external addition.
Existing spaces were changed to different uses to make the most of the existing fabric and to provide as much as possible an economical solution. The new addition provided the new living, dining and kitchen areas with a new laundry, play room and study nook. As the rear of the property was north facing, the new outdoor room enjoys unrestricted winter sun and provides a great outdoor space directly connected to the new main living areas.
As well as providing new floor space and amenity, the original tile roof was removed and an insulated zincalume roof was provided over both the new and existing areas to provide a more waterproof and secure roof that provides more insulation in summer without holding the heat of the day overnight and re-radiating this into the ceiling and internal spaces below.