Side and loft extension to 1930’s home - QUINTON


Upper Meadow Road

Renovation and extension to a once derelict 3 bedroom 1930's detached home.  The property had been left unloved for over 10 years, until our clients purchased the property with a view to extending to the side and into the loft, under Birmingham city councils Empty Home Strategy 

Birmingham City Councils Empty Home Strategy aimed to return long term empty properties back to use, and our client wished to tackle this whole building renovation to create a larger family home for their needs . 

To add the needed accommodation for the new family a side two storey curved bay extension was proposed, along with a single storey rear extension. This created a dedicated kitchen dining area, separate cloak room facilities, and a study area on the ground floor.  

The front room was retained, with the rear family room being extended with a single storey extension into the garden creating a large family living area. 

A traditional design was created to suit the clients tastes whilst maximising the space for their growing family.

An additional double bedroom was added at first floor with a larger family bathroom and En-suite, with access to a Master bedroom suite within the roof space with En-suite

Eight months after purchasing the property our clients moved in to their new family home. Birmingham City Council's Empty Home Strategy was a success.  

Construction phase 

The house was opened up to the rear of the property with concertina doors, ready to flood the new living room with light.

The first floor landing was re-configured to allow a second staircase to lead to the master bedroom on the second floor and a new entrance hall was created to make a feature of the central staircase.

The flat roof dormer to the rear allowed for a larger master bedroom suite in the roof space. 

Project details 

Status: Completed 2014
Services: Concept Design, Full Planning Applictaion, Building Regulations
Project Type: Domestic House Extension
Contract Value: Undisclosed
Planning Authority: Birmingham City Council 
Considerations: Light,  Modernising round down house, larger family living quarters

Project Team 

Architect : MAINWOOD architects 
Structural Engineer : Richard Hawthorn
Contractor : Self build

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Posted on November 23, 2013 .