Beckwith Road

Ian McChesney, London, 2018


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  • Hallway    
  • hallway    
  • workroom    
  • bathroom    
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  • second floor plan    
  • elevations    
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  • studio section east    
  • studio section west    

Private dwelling house.

A new structure on the rear portion of a Victorian terraced house in Dulwich providing a workroom and bathroom. There was no requirement for planning permission but instead the structure complied with Permitted Development guidelines - the key requirement being that that the cubic content of the resulting roof space did not exceed that of the original space by more than forty cubic metres.

The structure is built from a Douglas fir frame and sheathed in Douglas fir ply. All structure is exposed on the inside and clad on the exterior on anthracite colour zinc. Within the studio room vertical timber wall studs double as supports for a shelving and furniture system where shelves, cupboards and seating modules can be rearranged within the room. In the bathroom the structure similarly punctuates the wash hand basin, toilet and bath area.


  • Begun: Sep 2017
  • Completed: Feb 2018
  • Floor area: 22m2
  • Sector: Residential
  • Total cost: £95,537
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2017
  • Procurement: JCT Building Contract For a Home Owner/Occupier
  • CO2 Emissions: 1kg/m2/year
  • Address: Beckwith Road, London, SE24, United Kingdom

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