Side and Rear Extensions in Balham
Shape Architecture have have worked on very many extensions, from side and rear to wrap around extensions in Balham, either as projects in their own right or as a part of larger projects. These extension projects have the opportunity to add valuable additional floor space to your Balham extension, and allow an enhanced living environment. Shape Architecture have significant experience of the various permutations of these extensions, and have a good knowledge of how best to realise the potential of an extension both internally and externally.
Architects in Balham
With expertise in private residential projects, within Balham as well as with many projects situated across many London boroughs, Shape Architecture are keen to assist you in realising your project. Shape Architecture have a wealth of variety in their portfolio from small side and rear extensions right up to large full house refurbishments and basement projects. As Balham architects, Shape Architecture will work with you to optimise the quality of your living space.
Shape Architecture have designed and built many Loft Conversions throughout London and understand how to form these projects effectively and efficiently as your architect. These projects can be a great way to add space to the top of your property, and through a combination or selection of dormer extensions, mansard conversions, and hip-to-gable extensions a significant amount of living space can be created, perfect for a master bedroom and an en suite bathroom. Juliette balconies are also a great way to add natural light to a loft conversion, as well as creating a striking feature.
Basements in Balham
Shape Architecture has experience building basements across London in many different types of locations ranging from Conservation Areas to Mews and Cul-de-Sacs, and we have obtained planning permission for both single and double basement extensions. Given the technical complexity of a basement conversion it is important to engage consultants with a proven expertise, and we work closely with all consultants to ensure the success of our architecture. Balham basements offer many possibilities for your property, from the addition of utility and storage space to the creation of a new master bedroom or separate self-contained living arrangements.
Architecture in Balham: Basements Filled with Light
As Balham architects, Shape Architecture have much expertise in Basement Extension Projects. With these developments, Light is the key issue in providing comfortable and desirable living spaces. installation of light wells at either the front, rear, or in the middle of the property, are often combined with glazed elements to utilise as much natural light as possible. These elements provide interesting features and can be developed further with the introduction of glazed bridges and feature staircases. Often, voids are left to allow light from upper levels to seep down into the basement, with the inclusion of rooflights above aiding in providing open and light spaces. Conversely staircases can sit below the footprint of the existing and allow for larger open rooms below, giving a sense of space and light through increased floor area and volume. In all cases Shape architecture will devise a series of options which can be refined to meet your requirements.
What is a Pod Room Extension?
Pod Room extensions prove a popular choice for those looking to develop a loft-space into a new room for their dwelling. A pod room extension is often found on Victorian terraced properties; situated on the top of a back addition and typically extending half of its depth. A new timber-frame structure, accessible often from a stair landing between the first floor and loft level can be utilised as an additional bedroom, study or bathroom. This development is undertaken either as part of a larger project such as a full house refurbishment, basement project or as a smaller projects in its own right. When used in conjunction with a loft extension these pod rooms in Balham can add a significant amount of space, either for walk-in wardrobes or en suite bathrooms. Rooflights and dormer windows bring light into the space, and access can be provided into the low-level storage under the eaves. Shape Architecture have undertaken a large amount of these developments and are happy to assist in your project.
Architect in Balham: New Apartment Buildings
Shape Architecture have designed and built a number of new apartment buildings in London. These have often been in prominent locations such as our project for nine new flats in Herne Hill, which sat on a corner site between a Victorian terrace on one side and a large post war social housing building on the other.
Architecture in Balham: New Houses
Shape Architecture have also designed a number of new houses across London in a variety of locations ranging from tight urban settings with a history of refused planning permissions to new Eco Houses in green settings.
Recommended Balham Architects
A great deal of Shape Architecture’s work has been through the recommendations of our previous clients. working hard to liaise clearly and frequently with clients striving towards creating beautiful and functional living spaces. Attention to detail and desire to create enjoyable places to live ensures that a pride for the projects developed in Balham, London
We are always happy to meet with a client for an initial free consultation.