Richard Dawson, chartered architect based in Bingley, West Yorkshire, providing architectural services and project management.

Extending a family home

Location: Hawksworth, West Yorkshire

Extending a family home in Hawksworth

Brief:  The client bought a large old style detached pitched roof bungalow constructed about 1930.  With a growing family they wanted to refurbish the house, extend the ground floor accommodation adding bedrooms and bathrooms and convert the loft space to a master bedroom and en-suite.  A replacement garage was needed all to make the most of garden views to the rear.

Solution:  R Dawson Architect obtained Householder Planning Approval and Building Control Approval from Leeds City Council.

After taking basic measurements, existing and proposed drawings were produced for the extension.  The south west orientation is perfect for their ideas and they agreed the internal appearance with large windows and patio doors giving views and access to the garden.

The rear and loft extensions both exceeded current thermal standards to help reduce bills and internal adjustments with sloping roof lights gives a feeling of space particularly in the rear lounge.