12 May 2021
Transforming a Mid-century Suburban Home, St Albans
The design to remodel, extend and improve the thermal performance of this 1950s suburban house, one of a cluster of six houses of a similar style, has been submitted for planning approval.
Respectful of the original house, the design draws on the house’s mid-century origins and features a single storey rear extension and a first floor side extension that will provide an additional bedroom and shower room. The original facade will be externally insulated and clad in timber boarding, replacing the original cedar shingles.
The remodelling of the ground floor will create a generous kitchen, dining and sitting area with a large island block forming the centrepiece. The rear brick extension, staggered in plan, will form a raised planter and gateway into the garden. New landscaping will feature raised planters to integrate with the rear extension and provide variation in planting setting and opportunities to gather and sit. ‘Floating’ timber benches are proposed as part of this integrated design.
31 March 2021
Reworking a 1960s House, Beaconsfield
We are currently working up designs for remodelling a late1960s property in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire. Working closely with our client, the design features opening up and extending the ground floor to take advantage of spectacular views towards the Holtspur Bank Nature Reserve.
As part of the project, we will be developing a landscape design in response to the dramatic change in level across the site. A series of structures - garden studio, workshop and individual terraces - will provide varied qualities of openness and enclosure in which to enjoy the garden.
The roof of the property will be converted and extended to provide a twin gable facade, clad in timber with additional bedroom accommodation. A glazed link will house a large, private family bathroom which will benefit from the beautiful view of landscape and sky.
30 March 2021
Remodelling and Extension to a 1970s House, Sandridge
Our design to remodel and extend this detached 1970s house respects the original house design and includes a single storey flat roof rear extension which will create a new family living area with framed views of the garden. Clad in dark stained vertical timber boarding, the proposed meadow-topped extension references the dark coloured tiles of the original house, providing a modern addition to this family home.
27 January 2021
Home Office Garden Studios
With the pandemic meaning many people are now working from home, we have been commissioned to develop several designs for home offices.
We were delighted to be reacquainted with one of our very first clients in west London and have designed them a bespoke Home Office Garden Studio. The structure, which tapers in plan following the triangular shaped garden, features a timber and glass screen to provide flexible levels of privacy and solar shading to the timber lined interior.
In St Albans, we have just completed a Home Office Garden Studio (shown below) which integrates a car port into the structure. The home office is fully insulated and is clad in black stained larch. Internally, the design features bespoke natural plywood desks, bookcases that wrap around the room, a birch ply floor, and an oriel window seat which provides a framed view back towards the main house.
20 December 2020
Remodelling & Extension, Harpenden
Our design to remodel and extend a semi-detached house in Harpenden, Hertfordshire maximises the available space to create a more efficient layout and features a new kitchen, separate utility and a side extension for a home office.
Located within the Harpenden Conservation Area, the side extension will use handmade red bricks to match the existing house and will be complemented by a stacked plain tile detail surrounding a new oriel window.
11 November 2020
New House, East Hertfordshire
Our design for a contemporary new house in East Hertfordshire has been submitted for planning approval.
8 September 2020
Remodelling & Extension, Berkhamsted
Our project to modernise this family home in Berkhamsted is nearing completion. This hillside house has been extensively remodelled throughout to achieve flexible living, with a much improved relationship with its surroundings. The removal of cellular rooms and walls now give way to ash lined walls that divide the ground floor into four distinct zones. These walls conceal storage, cloakroom and utility facilities, allowing the main spaces to generously flow around the building.
The rear elevation has been modified to ease transition into the garden and provides a balance to the steep roof and windows above.
The house also incorporates generous bathroom and storage facilities to the upper level, with a new staircase.
9 July 2020
Extension, St Albans
Our project to remodel and extend this early twentieth villa has started on site with stripping out already complete and excavation underway.
3 July 2020
Green End Gardens, Boxmoor
With easing of the lockdown, it was great to be able to visit our project in Green End Gardens to take photographs of the completed extension and remodelling works.
3 June 2020
Mews, St Albans - Planning Approval Granted
We are delighted that our design proposal for a mews of three houses on a prominent city centre site in St Albans has been granted planning permission. The site is located behind a large period property with a substantial garden, part of which will be developed.
4 May 2020
Remodelling & Extension, St Albans - Planning Approval Granted
Our design to remodel and extend a two-storey semi-detached house in Paxton Road, St Albans has gained planning approval. The site, a locally listed building situated within the London Road Conservation Area, required a careful design approach to extend the property. The design features single storey side and rear extensions that create a generous sized kitchen-diner which connects to the garden. An attic conversion with roof lights to front and rear will create a flexible work-space for home-working and family study.
19 March 2020
Extension to a 1960s House - Planning Approval Granted
Our design to extend and remodel this individual 1960s house in Hertfordshire has been granted planning approval. The two-storey side extension will provide a new kitchen-diner, with a generous ensuite master bedroom above; both rooms will enjoy views of the establised front and back gardens.
13 February 2020
Townhouse on Site - Progress Photograph
The project to remodel and extend this 1970s townhouse is nearing completion, with the sunken living room and kitchen finished.
10 February 2020
Remodelling & Extension, Crouch End - Planning Approval Granted
We’re delighted to receive planning approval to redesign and extend a ground floor apartment in Crouch End which will convert it from a two-bed to a three-bedroom family home.
6 January 2020
Feneley Studio has recently moved to a new office at 3B London Road, St Albans, AL1 1LA. We’ve been busy designing and setting up the new space and are thrilled with the result!
19 December 2019
Extension to a 1960s House
The design to extend this detached house, on a generous corner plot, has been submitted for planning approval. The proposed two-storey side extension, with connecting roof to a new carport, is part of a site-wide masterplan for the house in a newly landscaped setting. The entire house will be highly insulated and will receive an external render finish as part of the energy conscious remodel and upgrade.
2 November 2019
Our proposal for a mews of three houses in a prominent city centre location has been submitted for planning.
24 October 2019
70s Townhouse - On Site
The project to remodel and extend a 1970s townhouse in Hertfordshire is currently on site and progressing well. As shown above, the design features a sunken living room extension to the rear, which will provide an ‘in-between’ space between the original house and the garden below.
15 October 2019
Green End Gardens - Nearing Completion
Our project to remodel and extend this family home is nearing completion - we will be taking photographs of the finished project soon!
23 September 2019
We are thrilled to be working on extending and remodelling an individual 1960s home in Hertfordshire. Initial designs are currently being developed further with the intention of submitting the scheme for planning in December.
20 August 2019
House Renovation & Extension, Chiswick - Out to Tender
Following planning approval earlier in the year, our project to remodel and extend this house is now out to tender and will be starting on site this autumn.
18 June 2019
Villa Extension, St Albans - Planning Approval Granted
We are delighted that planning permission has been granted to remodel and extend this early twentieth villa. The design features a large kitchen-diner overlooking the garden, whilst the exterior will be clad with zinc to create a modern, yet sympathetic addition to the period property’s red brickwork.
26 April 2019
Modernising a 60s Bungalow, St Albans - Planning Approval Granted
Our project to refurbish, remodel and extend a 1960s bungalow in St Albans has been granted planning permission. A new pale grey render finish, aluminium framing and feature timber detailing will transform the exterior of the property, whilst the interior will receive a new attic floor and flexible open-plan living arrangement.
23 March 2019
Interior Re-design, St Albans - Planning Approval Granted
Our design to make interior and exterior improvements to a two-storey terraced cottage located in the Sandridge Conservation Area has been granted planning permission. The scheme will sensitively update the house, reorganising living spaces using bespoke joinery and a limited palette of materials and colours, to create light and spacious living with additional roof lights incorporated. Externally, at the rear of the house, black stained vertical timber cladding will be used to unify the exterior.