Lead House, Belfast

Lead House, Belfast

The family of this dwelling had outgrown the accommodation.

On the ground floor at the rear was a kitchen so small that occupants couldn't eat in it, a utility room with no access to the outside and a snug.

In addition, the chalet type roof at the rear reduced the amount of usable space on the first floor.

The owners had landscaped their back garden a few years earlier but could not enjoy it from the inside.

The brief was to create a large open plan kitchen/living/dining with lots of light.

Our clients envisaged it opening onto the South facing rear garden and wanted to create more bedroom space without decreasing the outdoor space.

We removed all the intermediate walls and the rear façade on the ground floor to create one large space.

The enclosed stairs were replaced with a minimal, glazed oak staircase that allowed light in and garden views from the front door area.

Upstairs was reconfigured to allow four bedrooms, en-suite, walk-in wardrobe and a family bathroom.

The extension's exterior is clad in a rain screen lead, with secret flashings and rainwater details.