67 Long Road, Comberton

Robin Halford, Cambridge, 2011


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Shower room 

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  • Shower room    
  • Shower room extension    
  • Shower room extension    
  • Corner window    
  • Side view    
  • Inside shower room    
  • Plan    
  • Section A-A    
  • Section B-B    
  • Section C-C    
  • North elevation    
  • West elevation    
  • Shower room tile layout drawings    
  • Nort west axonometric (without roof)    
  • North west axonometric (with roof)    
  • Helical pile foundation system    
  • Structural Insulated Panels being erected    

This new utility area and downstairs shower room reduces the client’s reliance upon the stairs and creates easy access for a wheelchair.

A non-invasive design approach ensured that the clients remained in the property throughout the build.

Solutions that minimised site time and cost were favoured culminating in the use of a pre-fabricated structural insulated panel (SIP) frame, a helical pile foundation system, composite panel floor and an aluminium standing seam roof. The resulting extension is economical and thermally efficient. It is a contrasting contemporary addition to the existing 1960’s vernacular dwelling providing pleasant views of the garden to the west.


  • Begun: Nov 2010
  • Completed: Mar 2011
  • Floor area: 12m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £35,000
  • Tender date: Aug 2010
  • Procurement: JCT Building contract for a home owner/occupier
  • Address: 67 Long Road, Comberton, Cambridge, CB23 7EF, United Kingdom

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