Listed building extension

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Project: Listed Building Extension
Location: Small Hampshire Town,
Original House Size: 300sqm
Extension Size: Approx 120qm
Method of Construction: Green Oak Frame, Cavity Brickwork, Full height frameless glazing, lead roof
Project Cost:  Circa £200k
Construction Period: 35 weeks

Project Description

The original property is a 2-storey former estate house dating from the C18 in brickwork under a plain tiled roof. Evidence of the original timber framing remains to the roof and interior areas. The property had a large rear extension added in the 1980’s and this is the area remodelled during this project to provide bedroom and extended kitchen/dining areas which overlook an east facing garden.

The brief was to design an extension to take advantage of the view with lots of natural light whilst using an oak frame to add interest to the dining area extension – this was achieved with structural glazing which ‘floated’ in front of the green oak framing.

Mathewson Waters designed the extension and obtained both planning and listed building approvals. The planning and listed building applications went smoothly with details requested of materials, finishes etc.

Working with the client and a structural engineer MWA designed the glazed dining room extension to minimise the glazing framing to allow view to be enjoyed in what can be an exposed location.

The scheme has transformed the property providing a new larger kitchen/dining area with views of the garden and larger bedrooms above.

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Mathewson Waters Architects

Mathewson Waters Architects (MWA) is a well-established RIBA chartered architectural practice.

Over the last 30 years we’ve developed a professional reputation for being approachable, thoughtful, creative and reliable.

Most of our work is for clients in West Berkshire, Wiltshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire.

At Mathewson Waters we deliver a complete architectural service for private and commercial clients on a whole range of projects, including; new homes, home extensions and renovations, office buildings and equine facilities.

We work with clients from the initial consultation and evaluation of your project, through planning and all the necessary processes, to the successful completion of your building project.

Practice Profile and Experience

Our approach is based on the requirements of our client. This drives creative solutions and design priorities to produce a result that takes best advantage of views, site orientation, future change and general ambience.

Duncan Mathewson established the practice in 1983 as a sole practitioner based in Lambourn, West Berkshire. This rapidly developed into a partnership with a move to our current offices in 1987. Mathewson Waters Architects has more than 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Architects.

Since the outset, all MWA’s work has been bespoke, whether commercial or domestic, large or small, highly detailed or simple – the final building is individual to each of our clients.

The approach of the four Architect Partners who are based in Newbury, Devizes and Winchester has meant developing good relationships with clients and a network of associated professionals involved in producing a building. MWA has a reputation for achieving planning success which is built on a combination of design skills, experience and well-presented submissions – that work.

The Practice strength is in the design of high-quality individual houses, extensions & refurbishments including restoration of historic and listed buildings, often in countryside locations.

Mathewson Waters Architects is a founder member of ASBA (Association of Self Build Architects)

Andrew Klemz RIBA
Partner of Mathewson Waters Architects

Professional Qualifications
BA(Hons) Dip Arch RIBA Chartered Architect, ARB

Call us: 01488 73131

Our main office address

Mathewson Waters Architects
The Old Surgery
Crowle Road
Nr Newbury
RG17 8NR