Project Introduction

In Astley village, our team recently completed a remarkable home extension project that not only enhanced the living space but also addressed specific challenges posed by the site’s ground conditions. This case study delves into the intricacies of the project, highlighting the design considerations, structural interventions, and the seamless integration of elements that resulted in a successful transformation.


The decision to extend the home stemmed from the need to create a more spacious and inviting living environment. The primary focus was on opening up the existing kitchen to craft a snug and welcoming dining area. However, the unique ground conditions of the site necessitated the use of piled foundations, a crucial element in ensuring the stability and longevity of the extension.

Structural Challenges and Solutions

To achieve the desired open-plan layout, our team implemented steelwork based on meticulous structural designs. This involved the removal of the existing back wall to seamlessly connect the new extension with the rest of the house. The structural modifications were executed with precision, guaranteeing the safety and stability of the entire structure.

Natural Light Integration

One of the key design considerations for this project was the incorporation of abundant natural light. To achieve this, we strategically installed Velux windows, a feature window, and contemporary aluminum bi-fold doors. These elements not only flooded the space with natural sunlight but also provided a visual connection with the outdoor environment, creating a harmonious blend between the interior and exterior.

Velux windows were strategically positioned to maximize daylight penetration, creating a bright and airy atmosphere within the snug/diner. The feature window served as a focal point, adding a touch of architectural elegance to the extension. The aluminum bi-fold doors, on the other hand, offered flexibility, allowing the homeowners to seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor living spaces.

Project Completion and Building Control Approval

The successful completion of the project was a testament to our team’s expertise and commitment to delivering high-quality outcomes. The extension met all regulatory requirements and received approval from building control authorities. This not only affirmed the structural integrity and safety of the new space but also provided the homeowners with the peace of mind that their investment was in full compliance with industry standards.


In conclusion, the Astley Village home extension project stands as a testament to the successful collaboration between innovative design, structural engineering, and meticulous project management. The seamless integration of natural light, the careful consideration of ground conditions, and the adherence to building regulations culminated in a home transformation that exceeded the expectations of both our team and the homeowners. This case study showcases our commitment to delivering functional, aesthetically pleasing, and structurally sound solutions for our clients.