Extension to Detached House in Conservation Area in Bidborough, Kent

This extension opens up the house with a breakfast room and generous kitchen enjoying magnificent views over the Weald, replacing the small original kitchen and breakfast room buried within the house.

The design concept was to place the breakfast room in front with the kitchen behind to maximise the glorious views. One important feature was the positioning of the horizontal bar between vertical and sloping glazing to ensure uninterrupted views, both when standing and sitting. Concerns were raised by the planners that so much glazing would act like a beacon at night but this was challenged and the reservations dismissed.