Croft Structural Engineers worked with Architect Jonathan Coombs to produce this lovely single storey rear extension creating a substantial open plan living space. A loft conversion was also required and improvements to the dark entrance hall.
The opening to the rear of the house was fairly significant spanning nearly 11 metres with sliding doors. In order to give the illusion that the original house was larger; Jonathan proposed an extra wing to the first floor, built of original bricks with a strong gable roof.
Croft Structural Engineers also provided elements specially designed to fit shallow areas and achieve the required regulation dimensions to the loft and staircase.
Due to the size of the project it was completed in two phases, allowing the owner and his family to live in the first phase whilst the second phase was being completed.
This project won 'Best Domestic Extension' at the 'Building Excellence Awards' 2013.
The LABC Regional building excellence awards are all about the essence of good buildings and an opportunity to celebrate good practice. The Frank Dixon Way project was nominated by Southwark Building Control and won the Award because of the high levels of cooperation between the architect, engineers, build team, Southwark building control and the historic Dulwich estate. The Team at Croft Structural Engineers are thrilled to have one of its building projects held in the same esteem as other category winners in 2013 such as, 'The Shard' for best Technical Innovation.The evening was a great success and Croft celebrated with all involved on the project.
Contract Value: £350,000
Architect: Jonathan Coombs RIBA
Contractor: Tony Pestana Builders Ltd