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When you're given the brief: an 'out-of-the-ordinary' single-storey wraparound extension, and you nail it! πŸ˜‰β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹
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Our clients previously dismissed a project by another firm for which they had obtained planning permission.​​​​​​​​
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We created for them a spacious, pared-back aesthetic which seamlessly links indoor and outdoor spaces through a material-led "outside-in" design. ​​​​​​​​
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Stage two of this project has just begun. Follow us for updates. ​​​​​​​​
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Looking out of your window onto a green roof is super satisfying especially as you don't have to haul your lawnmower up there to maintain it! πŸ˜‰β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Green roofs add beauty and sustainability to your project. They increase biodiversity, provide thermal and noise insulation, and reduce water runoff helping to reduce the risk of flooding. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We work with specialists @skygardenuk one of the founding members of the Green Roof Organisation.  They advise different styles of planting schemes to match the level of maintenance you are comfortable with: β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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🌱 Sedum roofs require little maintenance; clearing gutters periodically, and occasional weeding to clear unwanted self-seeding species are recommended. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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🌱 Biodiverse roofs are designed to be as natural as possible so maintenance is minimal with just periodic gutter clearing of organic matter. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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🌱 Wildflower roofs require more maintenance and may need strimming once a year in autumn. Irrigation systems on steeply sloped roofs are recommended, to ensure they remain at their optimum throughout hot spells of weather. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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To see further examples of green roofs in our portfolio, head to our website via the link in our bio here and search for Upland Road, and Dylways in completed projects πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitects β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Illustration: Roof extension, Peckham Rye. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Let there be light! ⚑️ The universe was onto something. πŸ˜‰ ​​​​​​​​
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It’s no coincidence that light levels in our homes have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. That is why light, volume and space are the 3 pivotal principles guiding every project we work on. ​​​​​​​​
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Even on the most constricted sites, we introduce plentiful natural light through our creative use of glazing and three-dimensional space. ​​​​​​​​
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We place these concerns foremost through our focus on maintaining an ethical, sustainable approach to design and construction.​​​​​​​​
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Planning a property overhaul? We would love to chat. Find our contact details via the link in our bio here πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitects​​​​​​​​
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Image: Sunny kitchen/ living room in South London with multiple glazed light sources, including a wildflower roof window. ​​​​​​​​Part of a 3 unit residential development 
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For us, sustainability in architecture begins on day one, before we’ve even put pencil to paper. Sustainability is an inherent part of our process and not a bolt-on technology that appears at the end of the project. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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There are many different aspects of sustainability that we try to incorporate into every scheme. We consider how to maximise access to good quality daylight, sunlight and ventilation. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We also recommend high-quality insulation to reduce heat loss and plan the structure to secure airtightness. We consider how best to use sustainable and environmentally-conscious materials and advise how to minimise site wastage.β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We are delighted that work is starting this summer on our North Scotland project which encompasses our approach to sustainable construction. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We’re externally insulating the entirety of the property, including the roof, installing an air source heat pump, and solar thermal hot water panels. All of these measures should significantly reduce the energy cost of the building. Perfect for a chilly, remote location! β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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To read more about our approach to sustainability head to our website via the link on our profile page, just tap here πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitectsβ €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We were appointed back in autumn 2021 to provide a basement enlargement and rear extension for this large red brick early Edwardian semi-detached home in Highgate. An area we know well as this is our third project on this particular street! πŸ™Œ
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We are now at the tender stage. Planning has been approved, and we have prepared all the necessary construction information for contractors to price up and provide an overall cost to our client. πŸ‘·β€β™€οΈ
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🎬 Watch the video to see the drawings cycle through 3 views of the project, showing images of the existing building, the proposed demolition (areas in orange) and the proposed construction. 
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If you know someone who is considering a basement extension tag them below as they may find this interesting!
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Two vaulted spaces, one seamless design. How did we do it? β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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We were commissioned in 2015 to work on this beautiful late Victorian property in Beckenham, increasing the ground floor living accommodation with vaulted spaces to the side and the rear. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Our design sailed through planning, following two failed attempts by a previous architectural practice and work was completed in 2017. βœ¨β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Visit our website to read more about this stunning transformation and how the materials we selected allowed the new spaces to sit seamlessly within the existing building footprint. β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
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Whether your passion is entertaining family and friends or relaxing with a good book in a snug corner, these lifestyle details influence our design decisions. They determine how we create a space for you that will make you happy for years to come. ​​​​​​​​
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We believe that good architecture is collaborative and shaped by positive relationships between clients, consultants and contractors. ​​​​​​​​
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We create buildings that will improve your day-to-day life and leave you looking forward to that getting-home-feeling every day! πŸ‘β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹
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To find out why you should choose us for your project, head to the 'About' section on our websites via the link on our profile page ➑️ @darrenoldfieldarchitects​​​​​​​​
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Image: View of the rear extension of the Highgate House project ​​​​​​​​
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Embarking on a first-time residential building project can be an intimidating experience. We completely understand, which is why we're flexible in our approach. ​​​​​​​​
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There are 2 ways of working with us to bring your building project to life: ​​​​​​​​
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1. Our full RIBA service from survey to completion: This is the complete start-to-finish package and our most popular service! It includes a full survey, sketch design, planning, tendering and site supervision.  Our full service offers the greatest level of professional reassurance, particularly to people embarking on their first project, or on complex larger projects.! πŸ“ πŸ‘·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈβ€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹
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2. Our partial service: You choose which services you would like us to work on. This can include a brief, full measured survey, sketch designs, planning permission, and detailed designs for contractors. You then manage the project with your contractors, armed with professional plans. ​​​​​​​​
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For more detailed information on our 5 stage RIBA process, take a look at the 'How It Works' page on our website. ​​​​​​​​
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Click the link in our bio here πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitects ​​​​​​​​
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Image: Model of Garden Room extension from a project in West Norwood.​​​​​​​​
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Time for an introduction...​​​​​​​​
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Back in October, we welcomed Dominic Saliendra to the team as a Part I Assistant. Dominic has a BA in Architecture from Newcastle University and has got stuck in working on a range of our projects. ​​​​​​​​
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Dominic not only brings his A-game in terms of architecture, but he has also played basketball since the age of 15, so will be adding some sporty vibes to the office. ​​​​​​​​
We are delighted to have Dominic on board and look forward to sharing his work with you. ​​​​​​​​
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We pride ourselves on producing bespoke, unique and innovative design solutions, to create homes that our clients want to live in. Not only to improve their day-to-day lives but also to reflect their style and personalities!​​​​​​​​
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Whether we do this by designing multifunctional living/entertaining spaces or a finishing touch by way of a delightful train track, we are happy to design cleverly, with our client's needs in mind. πŸ˜‰ ​​​​​​​​
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If you have a seed of a project you would like to discuss, please contact us via email. Go to the link in our bio here πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitects​​​​​​​​
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We love the early flush of spring and the brighter light that it brings. Trees bud, flowers bloom and rays of sunshine cast beautiful shadows through our homes, connecting us to the outside. πŸŒ±β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹
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Intelligent architectural design that draws plentiful natural light into the heart of the building, while reducing the need for energy-consuming heating and cooling systems, is at the core of every project that we are commissioned for. ​​​​​​​​
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This image of our North London project illustrates beautifully how light, space and meticulous design, work in harmony to create a happy functional space within while still connecting to the garden outside. ​​​​​​​​
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We're looking forward to a spring update on the progress of the garden, designed by @botanicalondon ​​​​​​​​
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Follow us to see more of our projects in progress. ​​​​​​​​
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You could say architecture is in our foundations! πŸ˜‰ Darren’s father is an architectural designer and at just 15, Darren started working for him, before pursuing architecture at university. ​​​​​​​​
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Darren qualified with a first-class honours degree in sustainable architecture from Sheffield Hallam, and then with a Masters with distinction and a Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture from Nottingham University. The rest is history! ​​​​​​​​
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When he launched the practice in 2013, it was Darren’s lifelong dream to apply his signature approach to sustainable, subtle architecture. Now in its 9th year, the practice's projects span residential, commercial, and cultural buildings across London, the South of England, and as far as Scotland!​​​​​​​​
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Our approach to design is client-led and bespoke, and emphasises three design principles of light, air and volume. We create happy buildings that improve the well-being of their occupants. ​​​​​​​​
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To view our current projects head to our website via the link in our bio here πŸ‘‰ @darrenoldfieldarchitects ​​​​​​​​
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