11 Burns Green

Jeremy King Architects, Stevenage, 2007


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Extension to a Grade II listed 15th century cottage

The project is an extension to a Grade II-listed cottage situated in a rural conservation area.

The brief was to create a new garden-cum-dining room to make up for reception space in the main house that had been converted into a consultation room for the current owner (a practicing psychotherapist).

Visually, the garden room stands apart from the house; it is symmetrical in plan and adopts a conical form in three dimensions. This is a deliberate attempt to echo the gablet roof form of the original house and create a shape resonant of the countryside – a granary or oast house. The room is connected back to the house by a low link structure, which also contains a new utility room and side entrance. The extension is clad in natural oak and topped with a stainless steel roof, clearly distinguishing it from the original house.


  • Begun: Oct 2006
  • Completed: Apr 2007
  • Floor area: 10m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £139,000
  • Tender date: Jul 2006
  • Procurement: JCT Minor Works Building Contract 2005
  • Address: 11 Burns Green, Benington, Stevenage, SG2 7DA, United Kingdom

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