Garden room extension

Issa Bensalem Architects, Leeds, 2013


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Garden room extension and garden store

The project replaces an outdated conservatory and garage with a new extension to provide a light and comfortable space to enjoy the garden.

The design incorporates a large glazed sliding door which opens fully to connect the new space to the cantilevered balcony, and the glass balustrade allows for uninterrupted views out to the garden beyond.

The steel and timber framed extension is clad in larch, with a standing seam metal roof covering. The aluminium windows, doors and rooflights complete the envelope. The roof form reflects the internal level change and reduces the scale to the street frontage.

The extension includes an entrance hall with built-in window seat and wet room. Timber has been used internally with birch plywood linings and oak flooring. Slate tiles provide a robust surface at entrance level and within the wet room.

The garden store continues the language of the main extension, and creates a sense of enclosure and harmony of scale within the garden.


  • Begun: Mar 2013
  • Completed: Aug 2013
  • Floor area: 28m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £105,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Nov 2012
  • Procurement: FMB
  • Address: Roundhay, Leeds, United Kingdom

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