We continue to enjoy the house. It works very well for accommodating large family gatherings while still feeling homely for two. The build and design process was also a very positive experience.
A new exterior, renovation & extension to see this family through the years
This family needed a home that would be cosy for two and spacious enough for seven – it needed to see them through the ‘Uni’ years and beyond.
Looking at the finished home, you’d never guess the solution for this family was to renovate and extend a tired 1950s property from the inside out. By listening closely to this family’s needs, Absolute Architecture created a design that complemented their lifestyle now and in the long-term. We added much needed kerb appeal and popped in a central lightwell to banish corridors and free up space.
Location: Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Materials: The house received a completely new external skin with maintenance free render, aluminium trims, and Velfac windows. The lovely handmade clay tile roofs and cast aluminium guttering remove all traces of its 1950’s past.
Clever aspects: acoustic glass and a landscape baffle soundproof this property from nearby train noise. A rainwater harvesting tank ensures the garden stays fresh and lush year round.
Friends on the project: We worked with several partners and suppliers to see this home through its renovation:
- Ben Heath designed the kitchen
- UK Bathroom Warehouse supplied all the sanitaryware
- Roman Building Design and Construction were brilliant as the main contractors.
We love: The exterior transformation from an ugly, dated house to this lovely home was truly amazing to see.
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Providing tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered and Passivhaus accredited practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.