Extension, Newbury


This rather drab 1970’s house was extended and given a facelift to bring it bang up to date.

A combination of poor original design in terms of proportions on the elevation, use of cheap materials and natural decay over time left this house with a dilapidated and rather sad feel. A poor quality flat roofed store room was demolished and replaced with a 2 storey extension providing a new study at ground floor level and a new master bedroom with en-suite above.

Proportions on the elevation were improved by using replacement windows and altering the pattern of the mullions. High quality aluminium frames in dark grey contribute to a more contemporary look. Removing of the old cladding and replacing with new cladding was a further opportunity to alter the proportions and improve the look.

All original cheap brickwork has been disguised under newly applied Wetherby render. This render is ‘through-colour’ meaning it does not need to be painted to retain its colour.

The before and after images show how the above work has transformed this family home.

Inspiration Architects, Newbury Berkshire
Inspiration Architects and Interior design is a specialist studio based in Newbury, Berkshire and working in the local area.