An Epsom house is defying convention thanks to an innovative design concept by Oliver Leech Architects. Tasked with creating a rear extension that was visually different to neighbouring properties, the architects came up with a ‘hipped’ shape and grey toned cladding and tiles.
Shades of silver
The hipped roof, two-storey extension mimics the original roofscape, but with a large dormer window punctuating the roofline. The traditional Surrey red tiles are replaced by handmade Danish clay tiles, contributing to the soft, muted tone of the build.
Russwood Siberian Larch cladding adds textural interest and complements the architect’s intricate detailing. The cladding is laid in alternating widths to add a playful touch to the façade and offset the sharp lines of the roof, while KompeFix® fitting offers enhanced durability and stability.
The boards are ‘skimmed’ to remove irregularities in the surface while providing a natural, rugged finish, and L-GoFix® screws provide clean, consistent detailing.