Extension & Remodelling, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire
Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire Extension
Our clients wanted to extend and remodel their property in a popular village on the outskirts of Nottingham.
Using local red brick in a contemporary way, we contrasted the new and old in a way that looks like it was built that way. Add in some of the owners’ green fingers and it’s a seamless extension.
Often, internal glazing doesn’t match the external glazing that you’ve spent so much time choosing and money paying for. With this cottage extension our client chose to match the glazing for internal divisions between new and old too. This not only unifies a home that has had an extension, but it also breathes light into a cottage that might otherwise struggle to feed enough light into the main living spaces. We love them.
The material chosen for a building is always one the key decisions, both in terms of aesthetics and quality of build/sustainability. I’m this Nottinghamshire village we used reclaimed red brick for that country cottage reference and then used it in a more contemporary way by designing a flat roof extension. The extension was able to feature insulation to modern standards and the deep return to the windows will provide great solar shade in summer to avoid heat gain through the glazing. These days we want our buildings to do quite a bit – in summer they need to remain cool and in winter keep all the heat in possible.