Bungalow Remodel, Church Lane, Darley Abbey

Location: Church Lane, Darley Abbey

Project Type: Remodelling

Property: Bungalow

Existing Floor Area: 72m2
Proposed Floor Area: 140m2

Darley Abbey is a desirable suburb in Derby, known for its 18th-century industrial heritage, including red-brick cotton mills on the river and rows of terraced houses built for the mill workers.

Our client brief was to remodel their humble 1960s bungalow and create a spacious two-storey home which is nestled on the edge of a pretty conservation area and opposite a listed church.

Chosen for our fresh approach to design and given the location of the property, our successful track record gaining planning permission, our brief was to use the existing footprint of the bungalow to create a two-storey home. The recently updated permitted development rights allows a bungalow to be extended upwards into a two-storey house when building on top of the main footprint of the building. Changes to the new permitted development rights helped with planning policy, but due to the number of different changes we proposed, including a rear extension, materials, and orientation of the roof, a full application was required. Take a look at the New permitted development rights.

Working closely with the local planners, we created a design that both delighted the client as well as meeting planning approval.
Made from a lightweight timber construction, with unique vertical brickwork at the front of the property, the mix of different materials creates a contemporary and striking design that has totally transformed the original bungalow.