Meet Sam! He’s been a key part of SD since 2018. Before joining us, Sam was a GB Lions American Football team member. He takes things a bit easier these days though, preferring a good game of golf instead!
Sam recently completed a contemporary rear and side extension to a late Victorian mid-terrace property in Acton. We’ve just received these beautiful images and so thought we’d share an insight into the project.
The rear extension uses a reinforced concrete frame, with high-quality exposed concrete as an architectural feature both internally and externally. Instead of traditional steel beams, structural support for the extension and upper storeys is provided by a series of deep flitch beams placed perpendicular to the wall above. A skylight allows ample daylight into the new kitchen and dining space. Formed with four offset columns, the roof slab cantilevers in two directions and is supported by reinforced upstand beams. Thermal breaks ensure no cold bridging between the internal and external areas.
A new reinforced concrete dining table centerpiece complements the space, and provides a permanent spot for the family to congregate.
The upstairs living area has been extended through the addition of a dormer, which has been fitted with a new bathroom. Both the rear extension and dormer have green roofs.
Architect: Teatum + Teatum (Fahad Malik, Project Architect)
Images: Jonathan Cole, Lorenzo Zandri