Single Storey Extension


Insight Architecture were instructed to provide Technical Drawings for a sympathetic single storey extension to an existing dwelling in the Tyne Valley. The existing dwelling was a single storey dwelling, that had been converted from a barn. The original building was of random rubble sandstone, with a pitched slate roof over. Planning Approval for the scheme was achieved in 2018.

Our clients wanted to create a new entrance to the dwelling, along with a new hallway. The extension would also house a WC, along with a large double bedroom and ensuite shower room. The design looked to maximise space and light in the extension, while also ensuring that the build was in keeping with the original dwelling. The external walls were built of timber frame and steel, with random rubble sandstone and dressed sandstone quoins, heads and sills. The pitched roof was finished in natural slate and linked into the existing dwellings roof. The interior spaces benefit from a full height, vaulted ceiling, with inset Velux roof lights. The design is formed around an existing garden courtyard. The new bedroom includes a set of large bifold doors linking the inside with the courtyard for morning coffee. The new entrance opens into a large, full height hallway that is bathed in light, provided by roof lights and full height glazing.

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