Barlby Road

The conversion and extension of two derelict end-of-terrace flats into a comfortable family home in a conservation area.

The boundary wall splays away from the building creating an unusual site which the glazed rear extension and terrace capitalise onto, enjoy extensive views on to the south-facing garden.

Passive solar gain is achieved by the overhanging roof which also ensures the kitchen/dining/living-room enjoys low-level winter sun without overheating in the summer months. While its sedum covering improves the building's environmental credentials and the view from the upstairs bedrooms.

Cost: £505k
Construction period: 7 months
Completed: November 2012
Location: North Kensington, London
Photographs: Nick Kane