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Tradition with a modern twist

This stunning addition to an Edwardian house in north west London is the work of Carver Farshi, a partnership between Studio Carver and Daniel Farshi Architects.

The homeowners wanted to maximise light and space with a contemporary glazed extension that would stay in keeping with the dwelling’s traditional features. But they were adamant the loft conversion should not look like a dormer, as the architectural style didn’t appeal.

The designers found a solution to these requests by using red zinc cladding to complement the heritage clay tiles and fitting a large, sliding glass window to provide expansive views of the surroundings.

On the ground floor a tall oak picture window creates a framed view of the garden. The architects also chose to fit a fully glazed roof in this area, supported by steel fins to allow natural light to flood into the kitchen.

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What's inside the April 2018 edition of Build It magazine: - Stunning eco home on a heritage plot (page 22) - Glazed doors design ideas (page 64) - Renovating for profit (page 71) - Garage design options (page 74) - Complete guide to building with timber (page 81) - How to get planning on your garden (page 110) - Window cost guide (page 117) ... and much more!