Quite often we are approached by clients with plans already drawn, asking us to price and build the plans we are presented with. Due to our vast experience in constructing beautiful home additions and our ethos for trying to do better, it is very rare that we cannot add value and design to a job. In the instance of this project, the client had an architect draw a side extension, with a pitched roof, with a toilet at the back of the extension, off of the new kitchen dinner. Kevin discussed the layout with the clients and their lifestyle and came up with an improved scheme. This included providing a storm porch to break up the roof line at the front, heavily detailed brick work to frame the door and mimic the existing house, relocating the toilet from the rear to the front of the house in the entrance hall, creating a small corridor which would provide a separate and closed off utility area, a lot of storage and most importantly a home office, to allow the clients to work from home, whilst keeping a tidy appearance in the house. The clients were very keen on increasing the storage, so Kevin partially excavated the space under the stairs, to create further coat storage, in an often underused area. The intricate brick detail became so integral to the design, that Andy, our senior foreman, made our own mitred corner return bricks, which can be seen in the pictures below. Further design details were added during the construction process, including LBR`s large glass panel mounted flush in a slate roof, this one being the widest that we have undertaken. It took 8 men to lift the glass into place! The bottom of the house was re-pointed with lime and our seamless aluminium guttering keeps a clean line, at the roof`s edge. We are very pleased with the way the roof turned out and hope that you notice the shaped roof slates above the porch.