Basements in Barnes
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. Barnes 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.
Architects in Barnes
We have significant expertise in private residential projects, including Barnes, with many projects situated across many London boroughs. As Architects in Barnes, our projects emphasise light and space with contemporary styling. Our projects range from small side and rear extensions right up to large full house refurbishments and basement projects, and as your Barnes architects we will work with you to optimise the quality of your living space, and with our extensive portfolio of previous projects across London, we can illustrate a wide variety of design issues and how to deal with them.
We have designed and built many Loft Conversions throughout London and understand how to form these projects effectively and efficiently as your architect. Barnes features a lot of loft conversions already, and there are plenty of places to look for inspiration. 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.
Side and Rear Extensions in Barnes
As architects in Barnes we have worked on very many extensions, from side and rear to wrap around extensions, 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 Barnes extension, and allow us to create an enhanced visual and physical connection between the inside and outside and to bring more daylight into the interior through various rooflights. We 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 speaking. Speaking as architects, Barnes offers a lot of possibilities that we can be excited about.
Architecture in Barnes: Basements Filled with Light
With the great deal of basement projects that we are retained on as Barnes architects we have a great many techniques for getting light into your property that we can call on as architects. Barnes properties already refurbished show that one such method is the installation of light wells at either the front, rear, or in the middle of the property, that are often combined with a glazed or transparent bridge across them. This not only creates an interesting access feature between different parts of the property, but also brings light and a sense of openness into the basement rooms, even at lower level. Creating a feature staircase is another fine way of creating a full-height light well when placed into these voids, and thus we are able to find ways to draw light into all storeys of the property from the very top of the building, particularly when they can be used as an attractive focal point for the project.
Extensions to Listed Buildings
Working as architects in Barnes we have lots of experience both extending and refurbishing grade 2 listed buildings. One such project at a Grade II Listed property saw us make the rooms bigger and improve the quality of light and space throughout. Another project saw us making external extensions to a listed public house, creating a spacious and light-filled first floor flat above the pub as a result. We are able to obtain planning permissions to extend listed buildings in a contemporary manner, and also to open up the spaces to create simple and elegant light filled spaces.
Work in Conservation Areas
We have been successful in obtaining planning permissions for a wide variety of projects in Conservation Areas, ranging from new apartments to double basements and smaller extension and refurbishment projects, and we would be delighted to help you create your dream property in one such area as your architect. Barnes features many Conservation Areas, from Barnes Green, to Barnes Common.
As with Loft Conversions we have undertaken many Pod Room extensions either as part of a larger project or as smaller projects in their own right. When used in conjunction with a loft extension these pod rooms in Barnes 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.
Architect in Barnes: New Apartment Buildings
At Shape Architecture we 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 Barnes: New Houses
We 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.