New pitched roof with large roof light increases volume of the house and allows the morning sun to fill the space below.

New pitched roof with large roof light increases volume of the house and allows the morning sun to fill the space below.

Modern Terrace House • Clifton, Bristol

This 1980's terrace house is long and narrow and had limited day light entering the centre of the house so that the kitchen and staircase areas were poorly lit. The proposals involved removing the internal cross walls to the original staircase, constructing a new pitched roof over the central area with a large glazed rooflight and forming a double height void.

The results have totally transformed the centre of the house; creating a feeling of space with lots of daylight and allowing sun light to penetrate into the heart of the interior. There is a contemporary gallery on the landing space above the kitchen and through clever planning a utility and cloakroom is gained at ground floor level.

Client Comments

“You have been really good and helpful, your ideas have all worked and in my view the end result has proved your competence and your eye. I am looking forward to spending the rest of my life here and throughout it I will be in your debt. Thank you and a big hug!”

“I think it is worth saying that the utility room is an unsung glory. The light-well has taken the imagination and the praise of everyone who has seen my house, but in fact the utility is a stroke of genius. It makes using the house much easier, it gives a place for things to go and things to be done. Without it it would be almost impossible to be so minimalist.”