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We have just completed one of the first 6m extensions in St Albans!

We have finally completed one of the first 6m extensions in St Albans which was allowed under the Relaxation of the Planning rules which is due to end in 2016!  The Client is delighted with her new space!  There are

Estacchini Architects has been given the prestigious Smarter Planning Champion Award!

Planning Permission Obtained for a lovely family home!

A KITCHEN EXTENSION WARM IN WINTER AND COOL IN THE SUMMER

A KITCHEN EXTENSION THAT IS WARM IN WINTER AND COOL IN THE SUMMER WE DESIGNED THIS LOVELY KITCHEN EXTENSION TO BRING THE SUN INTO THE HOME IN WINTER, BUT NOT CREATING OVERHEATING DURING THE SUMMER WE INTEGRATED TWO LOVELY, TRIPLE

THE SMALLEST EXTENSION IN ST ALBANS?

PLANNING PERMISSION AND BUILDING CONTROL PERMISSION HAVE BEEN OBTAINED FOR WHAT IS PROBABLY THE SMALLEST EXTENSION IN ST ALBANS! THIS LOVELY COUPLE NEEDED A DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM BUT WERE FINDING IT DIFFICULT TO FIND AN ARCHITECT INTERESTED IN GIVING THIS TINY

PLANNING PERMISSION OBTAINED FOR AN EXTENSION TO AN ART DECO BUNGALOW IN ST ALBANS

THIS LOVELY ART DECO BUNGALOW IS LOCATED IN A CENTRAL AREA OF ST ALBANS AND IT IS SITED NEXT TO A DIFFICULT SLOPING BOUNDARY WALL. THE COMPLEXITY OF THE PROJECT WAS FOCUSED ON HOW TO NOT COMPROMISE THE TRADITIONAL ART

How much is my extension/refurbishment/new build going to cost?

Detail design of a bay window. We ensured that the elderly lady living here was able to look outside the window even on her off days when she would have to rest in bed

When it comes to building costs and professional fees one of the most frustrating things for Clients is that they find it difficult to get a clear answer.  How much will my building cost? The answer is unfortunately: it depends!

A 6m extension in St Albans

Natural light and ventilation,St Albans:  This is a typical St Albans 1930’s semidetached home in need of extra space to the rear as the family is growing and is looking after an elderly relative.  The extension takes advantage of the