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BLOG || In The Studio – Our Current Projects

Posted: March, 2023

Author: AC Architects


2023 is shaping up to be a busy year in the studio, with a number of exciting projects coming to fruition. In this week’s blog we take a snapshot of some of our current projects, all of which have received planning permission and have works starting to take place – this is always a wonderful part of the process and provides us with a huge sense of satisfaction as we see our designs come to life.

Alterations and Extensions to a Cotswold Stone Home, Oxfordshire

We have designed this beautiful two-storey Cotswold stone rear extension with a double gable roof, a one-and-a-half-storey side extension and an additional larch timber-clad single-storey side extension for this stunning detached home in the Cotswolds. The works also included the design of a new replacement Cotswold stone garage with timber frame stable garage doors and a workshop on the first floor with roof lights, relocation of the driveway entrance and extensive landscaping to the surrounding gardens. 

The project involves extensive demolition of the existing extensions and replacement of a mono-pitched roof with a flat roof to allow for additional windows on the first floor, which will flood interior spaces with natural light whilst also allowing for beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and countryside. The use of Cotswold stone provides a traditional aesthetic which gives a stylish contrast against the timber larch cladding which will weather naturally silver.

Extensions and Alterations to a Detached Cotswold Stone Home 

We have created a beautiful design for extensions, alterations and a new garage for this stunning Cotswolds home. We have used Cotswold stone with timber windows on both the front, side and rear extensions to ensure that the design remains sympathetic to the existing building and its surroundings. We have effectively combined contemporary design with original features by introducing timber cladding with a zinc roof on the rear extension combined with aluminium window frames. The gable ends and extensive glazing help to flood the interiors with light, providing a wonderful family living space whilst affording stunning views of the rear gardens.

Extensions, Alterations and a Replacement Carport for a Grade II Listed Cotswold Stone Home, Cotswolds
We have designed this stunning Cotswold stone single-storey rear extension with a glass link which gives a contemporary twist to the more traditional features of the original building. The oak framework, aluminium frame sliding doors and glazed panels introduce a high-quality addition and flood the interior spaces with natural light whilst affording stunning views of the surrounding gardens. The soft tonal qualities of the materials help the design to integrate into its surroundings and the glazing on the replacement single-storey rear extension exposes more of the original brickwork of this historical building. 
Our proposed designs also include the addition of two new dormers and a conservation roof light to the rear of the property, providing consistency of appearance with neighbouring properties and the front elevation of the house whilst also reflecting its original appearance historically. Additionally, we have replaced an existing timber-clad carport with a new oak-frame carport to provide consistency of style with the extensions.

Extensions and Alterations to a Detached Home in the Cotswolds 

We have designed this two-storey rear extension to provide additional space for modern family living. The mixture of timber cladding to weather naturally silver, Cotswold cream render, contemporary aluminium and oak frames create a softening contrast with the stone of the existing house. The double set of French doors on the ground floor floods the interior spaces with natural light whilst affording lovely views of the surrounding gardens with the first-floor windows giving extensive views across the surrounding countryside.

Extensions and Alterations to a Detached Cotswold Stone Cottage in Oxfordshire

We have designed this beautiful 2-storey and single-storey oak framed extension to create a new kitchen space on the ground floor and a further en-suite bedroom on the first floor of this beautiful Cotswold stone cottage. The combination of traditional elements with Cotswold stone, timber cladding and oak framework affords a visually stunning aesthetic, while the extensive glazing allows natural light to flood the interior spaces and afford views of the surrounding gardens. 

Author: AC Architects