The original house was previously extended but had not been constructed to be in keeping with a building of this age and architectural appearance. We demolished the existing garage and two storey rear extension, both of which formed part of the previous extension works, and replaced this with a single storey side extension and a two storey rear extension, both of which are on the same footprint. Furthermore we formed a small rear single storey entrance which enabled us to open up the existing stairs which were cramped and devoid of any natural light. The main principle of the scheme was to open up the interior of the building allowing for improved natural light and to create an efficient, ergonomic family dwelling which blends into the long-established neighbourhood. All materials that have been used are in keeping with the period of the house and the design of the extension retain the proportions and heights of the existing period of the property, along with the windows and doors and a new Victorian styled traditional sky lantern.