New single-storey extension to a Somerset long house
new single-storey extension to a Somerset long house, with patterned concrete
new single-storey extension
Single storey extension - LABC awards 2020 Finalist
New single-storey extension to a Somerset long house. Oak frame extension.
Single storey extension - LABC awards 2020 Finalist

New single-storey Extension

Langport, Somerset

The owners of this traditional Somerset farmhouse were looking for a single-storey extension to provide them with additional family space. They asked O2i Design to design and gain planning permission and building regulations for a bespoke timber frame extension to their listed farmhouse.

Linking a contemporary structure to an old building can be complex. Duncan and the District Conservation Officer worked closely with the principal contractor. A timber frame was the preferred choice, and the combination of creative design and local craftsmanship resulted in a beautiful, simple extension. The addition of a new oak porch has also contributed to a visual link between the extension and the house.  Most importantly, the new single-storey, glazed, oak frame extension sits comfortably alongside the listed house and delivers valuable additional space. The extension provides:

  • Extra dining space full of natural light and secondary kitchen,
  • Utility room and sunspace with access to the garden.

The project was a finalist in the Regional LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020.