Grove Avenue


Private Residential | Sustainable Project

Ealing Architects

Working as architects in Ealing, Shape Architecture continues to expand its portfolio of private residential extensions and refurbishments. We create light filled contemporary spaces that truly transform a home and are recognized as experts in transforming properties being one of only 30 UK practices selected for inclusion in the RIBA book ‘‘House goals: Work with Architects; transform your home”. ' We recognize the value of transforming a property of any size or type with even the smallest well considered intervention.

Extensions in Ealing

This project took a standard semi-detached house in Grove Avenue – which sat on a sloping site with long uninterrupted views towards parkland. This green setting and the nature of the sloping site provided the inspiration for the design proposals for which planning permission was granted at the first attempt. This was the generation of a proposal of a series of stepped greens sedum roofs that brought the landscape into the building. The stepped roofs also included a number of rooflights into the composition.

The Design Process

As with all our projects we explore and communicate our designs with extensive use of 3D computer modelling. This enables us to illustrate the design clearly to our clients and explore the use of materials and the use of natural light. We will always provide 3 to 4 different design options explored in 3D alongside 2D drawings. These will be issued to our client as a Design Proposals Brochure and once digested we will visit our client at their home to discuss the designs and determine the way forward. This is likely to be the refinement of a mix of one or two designs which will be re-issued in 3D and 2D for further client comment leading to sign off following which we will prepare the planning application drawings and acting as our clients agent we will submit the planning application on line using the planning portal website. We will monitor the application progress and liaise with the planners as required. Always reporting back and updating our clients.

If you have a project in Ealing that you would like to explore.  If you would like to transform your property.  Please feel free to contact us at Shape Architecture.  We would be very happy discuss this with you. Please contact us on 020 3770 6360 or 

Links to other projects in Ealing


Below are links to several other projects in Ealing by Shape Architecture that we have chosen to illustrate the breadth of our work in the borough.

Ealing Project 01:

Ealing Project 02: