West London in the summer. The top floor maisonette in this house in Hammersmith is cramped and stuffy. The only relief is to a tiny roof terrace which is accessed by climbing out a sash window. Once out there – there are spacious views over the city at sunset. HEAT won planning consent for a new roof extension with a beautiful roof terrace at tree canopy level and access via full height glass doors. The main planning issues were overlooking the neighbouring houses; but these were solved with a glass screen that also gives shelter from the wind.
The Church Missionary Society trained young Anglican missionaries to work around the world. In 1820 they built this handsome college in the fields and pastures West of Upper Street in Islington and this occasioned a small outbreak of property speculation in Barnsbury. The College is long gone – to be replaced by a housing estate in the early C20th, but the Georgian terraces remain and HEAT have obtained planning consent to restore and extend one of these terraced houses. Later in the C19th Islington houses were built with a raised ground floor, to allow more air and light into the basement, but these early houses have a basement that is completely below pavement level and our intervention has been to create a glazed extension at the rear, with a generous lightwell, to bring natural light into the lower floor for the first time in two hundred years. Together with a new mansard roof and a complete refurbishment this house will be ready for another two hundred years as a family home.
We’ve bought the house opposite! It can be hard to define what you want out of a project at the start, but in this case our client had lived opposite this house for several years and when she saw it come on the market she knew exactly what needed doing. HEAT won consent for a new mansard roof extension and created a palatial master bedroom suite on the top floor of this pretty Fulham home. Three new dormer windows bring light in at the front and 120mm of insulation keep the temperature on the top floor even throughout the year.