Large 2 storey side extension to existing country cottage

The main aims of the design:

  • To create a new dwelling with increased living space for a family while incorporating the aesthetics and feel of the existing country cottage
  • Creating a large open spaced kitchen and dining room with access to rear garden
  • Adjusting the existing cottage to allow better use of space
  • Incorporating a Ground Source Heat pump installed in neighbouring field to create a efficient heating system


  • Large kitchen and Dining space
  • Open porch entrance leading through to vaulted ceiling hallway with oak stairs
  • Characterful bedroom areas with vaulted ceilings and remaining exposed brickwork chimney


  • Existing cottage:
  • Concrete underpinning
  • Removal of existing roof, raising timber walls on 1st floor and reinstating new roof
  • Celotex insulation and battening out
  • Study ceiling removed and reinstated higher up utilising new structural flitch beam


  • Concrete foundations and slab with insulated screed
  • New extension with brick plinth and insulated timber frame structure
  • Ventilated external Larch cladding
  • New Utility area, Kitchen/ dining area, Entrance hall, Upstairs bathroom and bedrooms/ en-suites
  • Ground Source Heat pump with underfloor heating running throughout extension
  • New handcut roof to provide vaulted ceilings throughout 1st floor, incorporating multiple Glulam beams and exposed oak purlin in entrance hall
  • New handmade hardwood windows and doors installed throughout

Architect: Beech Architects