Smallwood House

A rear extension to a listed building Grade 2 to provide a family room of multiple use.   The room acts as an intermediate space between the existing house and the rear garden.

A vaulted ceiling adds interest and increases the sense of space inside.  It is the reflected image of the roof, also vaulted and covered with double seam stainless steel sheeting.  The shape of the ceiling, together with a rooflight that perforates it near the existing house and the very open glazed walls, allows natural light to flood generously inside.

Other features include a semicircular wall made of glass blocks hiding a cloakroom and a small loo.  Both, tucked away between the kitchen and the hallway are located under a first floor utility space, retained to comply with conservation requirements. 

The rooms is heated with an underfloor heating system placed under natural tiles.