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A wraparound extension in Bromley

A wraparound extension in Bromley

With this wraparound, these London homeowners now have a room with a view.

The residents of this Bromley home came to us looking to bring in plenty of natural light to their property and to feel more connected to their beloved garden. Well, this wraparound design certainly ticks those boxes. Transforming the ground floor with an open-plan design, the family will be able to enjoy expansive views of their green-fingered handiwork.

Ground floor wraparound

First floor internal alteration

Dropped kerb application and driveway alterations

Loft main dormer

Resubmission

Roof alteration

Location

Bromley

Planning authority

Bromley Council

Year of completion

2021

Budget

£150,000 - £200,000

Project details

In mapping out the wraparound design for this Bromley project, our architects made sure to prioritise two things: social space and garden views. As keen gardeners themselves, these London dwellers wanted to make sure they could enjoy their green haven both inside and out. For this reason, we came up with the following design.

Letting the light travel

A key component of this design is the glazing. We wanted to allow natural light to pass through the entire household. For this reason, we have included bi-fold doors to the back of the home, skylights above, and floor to ceiling windows further back. Glass doors have also been included next to the utility room, allowing all the light from the kitchen diner to travel back into the rest of the space.

Our research shows that having glazing in the home isn’t just good for your mental wellbeing due to the effect natural light has on the body, it also improves your happiness levels by connecting you to your surrounding green spaces - something we wanted this project to capitalise on.

Feeling socially connected

Having connections is one of the most important factors in designing a space which promotes wellbeing. This is why it's always important to think about how you like to socialise at home. Do you prefer to keep things casual at dinner by perching at a breakfast bar? Or is a formal setting more your scene? Maybe you like to mix and match. With this project, we gave the homeowners plenty of socialising options in their dining space. What’s more, thanks to the wraparound extension, we’ve been able to accomplish this without the room becoming overwhelmed with chairs (a common problem in modern homes).

As they entertain their Bromley guests, these homeowners will be able to cook and chat at the same time, thanks to our clever arrangement. Those of you with a keen eye will also be able to spot the placement of our skylights, which bring light to the areas where most of the food prep will be taking place - showing that architecture can be both beautiful and practical.

The Resi difference

What you can see here is a selection of 3D renders of a proposed wraparound project. Our team is able to create such models thanks to our commercial grade scanners. During the measured survey process, we’re able to use laser scanners to collect millions of data points that help make designing in 3D possible and also further help our customers (and local authorities) to envision the space.

Meet Ulker, the Lead Designer

In putting together these designs I was very conscious of how light moved through the space. Though the home sits in London, I wanted to create an open and bright space where anyone might be able to forget the hustle and bustle of the city. Knowing how much these homeowners love their garden, I made sure to include as many views of their handiwork as possible.

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