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Gabled Guesthouse

We have been working on proposals for a garage conversion and extension in the outskirts of Bath, which will soon be submitted for planning. Our clients live in a Grade II listed cottage, which dates back to the mid-1600s. They have already maximised the space in their house and are therefore hoping to gain some additional room by converting their garage.


A single-storey extension is proposed, conceived in response to the existing house and wider conservation area. New window openings introduce a more contemporary rhythm, while the extension as a whole respects the existing traditional material palette.


Due to the change in levels across the site, the backdrop of the garage is shaped by the roofs of the surrounding listed buildings and conservation area. This roofscape has informed the proposed material palette, with the tiled extension referencing the terracotta roofs of the listed buildings.


We have really enjoyed working through the design options to find a solution that sits comfortably in such a sensitive location, whilst also meeting our clients’ brief and maximising the small area available.







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