COLCHESTER, ESSEX 

Two Storey Rear Extension 

Structural Engineer: Brett Design Partnership 
Building Contractor: Stanway Building Solutions Limited  
 
As families grow, the house sometimes needs to grow with it. It’s not always about numbers of rooms but often about spaces, functions, purposes. This project holds a mirror up to modern family life, it is about coming together and yet about privacy, it is about open space and yet about proximity and closeness. The paradoxes of millennial life are comfortably echoed in this home. Not only that, we see the desire to remain rooted. 
 
This home with two adults and two young children is a loved family home, like many of us, when we find a place we like, we’re reluctant to leave. We like the street, the neighbours, the access to work. Moving can be an expensive option so expansion is the right way forward. This project takes the challenging but sensible choice of the double-height extension. It’s challenging because the building project gets everywhere (yes, everywhere) but it takes full advantage of the process and cost of foundations. 
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