Maldon Road

David Nossiter Architects, Colchester, 2011


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Single storey rear addition to a Victorian red brick dwelling situated within a Conservation Area

The existing living room, which has become the kitchen and dining area, has been extended into a simple white rendered addition connected to the house with a bespoke frameless glazed link.

Concealed lighting is located within the lower edge of the kitchen worktops and behind etched glass doors. A wall of built in display shelving provided an opportunity to design a window seat beneath the frameless glazed link.

The poured concrete floor and white rendered walls of the extension continue into the exterior spaces, where a stepped planted terrace with integral seating has been designed to take advantage of the steep site.

Boundary fences, constructed from horizontally laid cedar timbers, provide privacy for a pond with sun terrace located on the upper level of the garden.

This extension has a planted roof, that echoes the organised rectangular pockets of lawn at the upper level of the site.


  • Begun: Jun 2010
  • Completed: Feb 2011
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £135,000
  • Procurement: Project Manager client directly employing specialist sub-contractors
  • Address: 172 Maldon Road, Colchester, C03 3AY, United Kingdom

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