The attractive Grade II listed building with its unique overlapping slate tiled façade, symbolic of fish scales, needed the replacement extension to include a frameless glazed link to the brick building with a mono pitched roof, drawing inspiration from a discovered 1950s postcard showing that a much earlier outbuilding with a similar roofline and chimney had once existed.
The new addition to the original house is intentionally in contrast to the original Grade II listed building, and smaller in scale. Combining black brick and slate cladding, an oversized frameless glass oriel picture box window is a clever addition, representing a modern interpretation of a Victorian box bay window seen in the original old house.
The structural glass link sees a much smaller scale extension to the original build.
The glazed roof exposes the reclaimed Welsh slate overlapping fish scale tiles of the old building and the new extension, of which a total of 3500 were used.
The steel roof structure of the extension was designed to appear light and minimal. The roof trusses are globally aligned to match exactly with the glazing bars of the ultra slim framed sliding glass doors.
Marine grade glazing was installed to enable the building to perform efficiently no matter what the weather.