15 & 17 Roseland Avenue

15 & 17 Roseland Avenue

Services provided: full architectural services
Completion: December 2015

A pair of extensions on a pair of semi-detached 1930s houses in Heavitree, we were commissioned to extend no. 17 and when the owners bought the adjacent property for their family, to extend that too. The construction took place under one contract, and although the design-brief for the two parts were different, sharing common detailing and roof profiles brought efficiency and elegance.

Despite being similar, the projects required different planning routes, too: one falling under Permitted Development whilst the larger side went through the Prior Notice route. This meant taking into account the neighbour’s potential response through a consultation period, in the absence of which the proposals were deemed to be Permitted Development. A deep mains sewer also meant obtaining SWW consents and considering appropriate foundation details.

The deeper plan of no. 17 restricted the choice of roof materials so the edge detailing was looked at very carefully to provide delicate modelling and a much finer eaves than a ‘standard’ treatment. The use of ‘flat glass’ rooflights also ensures crisp and clean detailing.

Key criteria for no. 17, the initial project, included sightlines from the front door to the garden, dual aspect to benefit from long oblique roofscape views, and a connection with the garden.

More photos coming soon…