Denton Road House

AAVA, London, 2011


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Compact two bed courtyard house that replaced a garage on a small 10m x 5m plot

The prefabricated timber framed building sits on a reinforced concrete retaining structure, which was required due to the slope of the site. The 1m wide cladding panels of planed thermowood were assembled on a jig prior to erection.

The dwelling is entered through a polished black stainless steel gate which leads to a small private courtyard and the entrance to the house. The bedrooms are located on the ground-floor. A large bi-folding window opens directly into the courtyard from the second bedroom.

The living room and kitchen are on the first floor. The dining space features large french doors mirroring the window below. The arrangement of timber cladding over the doors is intended to slightly conceal views of the neighbouring gable end.

The interior of the house features more of the thermowood cladding to the ground-floor bathroom and white rubber flooring throughout.


  • Begun: Apr 2010
  • Completed: Jun 2011
  • Floor area: 72m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £165,000
  • Procurement: A simple form of contract with subcontractors - AAVA was main contractor
  • Address: Denton Road, Crouch End, London, N8 9LP, United Kingdom

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