This is an interesting project, not one but two single-storey extensions. Each one with its own distinct style. Ark Design/Build was commissioned by their client to extend an outbuilding in their garden so that it could be used as an entertaining space. One room was to be used as the main entertaining area and the second as an outdoor kitchen, barbecue area.
The main extension is a huge 8 meters by 3.5 meters and spans the length of the existing building. The new room is flooded with natural light thanks to the two sets of aluminium bi-fold doors on the front wall and a set of sliding doors on the side wall. These doors not only let in good light, but they also create a great connection with the garden, allowing people to move between inside and outside spaces with ease.
The dark grey aluminium doors are mixed with a crisp white render. Even in the snow, this finish looks sharp! Inside, the walls and ceiling have been plasterboarded, skimmed and decorated. A dark laminate flooring has been laid.
The second extension has quite a different style, yet the two new extensions work harmoniously as one. This second extension is designed to be an outdoor kitchen. The Arc Design/Build team have clad the building in Oak, both inside and out. This is a clever design trick using the same material both inside and out. As you can see from these images, the Oak has been beautifully detailed. Another set of bi-fold doors have been fitted. Again the dark grey aluminium finish contrasts sharply with the external finish.
The Ark team also crafted and fitted out the Oak outdoor kitchen units. A durable Millboard composite wood deck has been laid between the two wings, connecting them together. Composite decks like this have become popular, as they don’t become slippery like timber decks and will retain their colour without maintenance.
Ark Design/Build work in the South East of England and build using a traditional timber framing method. As bespoke designers, they work with each client to design and build the right building for their home and intended use, whether that be a standalone garden room or a modern house extension like this project.
To learn more about Ark Design/Build take a look at their website or better still give the team a call on 07896 196 718 to discuss your ideas.