Scope: Creation of a modern rear extension to 1950s house, opening up the ground floor to ‘bring the outdoors in’.
Services Provided: Structural design, structural drawing
Rear extension with green roof, bringing the outdoors in
The rear extension to this terraced semi-detached 1950s house in Stoke Bishop, Bristol, involved opening up sections of the ground floor, using sway frames to create a large internal column free space, while further extending the living area to create an inside-outside room with bi-fold glass doors, supported by a structural steel frame.
The architect incorporated a considerable glazed area for natural daylight, which posed structural challenges in so far as the steel framework needed to remain sympathetic to the design, avoiding visible beams and supports. The extension also features a green roof, covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane, to absorb rainwater, provide insulation and provide a habitat for wildlife.
Projected completion: March 2017
PRO Structures’ work involved: