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  • Brambletye Park Road

  • Brambletye Park Road

  • Brambletye Park Road

  • Brambletye Park Road

New Dwellings

We have applied for planning permission for this new apartment building containing seven flats.

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

  • Summerhouse Close

Brief

This rather dated 1950s bungalow incorporated a small central courtyard but was otherwise unremarkable. Our client desired additional bedrooms, more living space, a new kitchen and dining room, and complete modernisation.

Response

We changed the roof arrangement from duo-pitched to 2 x mono-pitched to create the space for a new first floor. Two large additional bedrooms were provided, together with a bathroom and office, all accessed via a new gallery running the length of the double-height living room. A two-storey rear extension was added and new canopies, windows and external works completed the transformation into this attractive home.

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

  • Old Reigatian Rugby Football Club

We provided architectural advice and services in connection with reinstatement of the ORRFC clubhouse building following extensive fire damage

  • Art of Living Banstead

  • Art of Living Banstead

  • Art of Living Banstead

  • Art of Living Banstead

  • Art of Living Banstead

  • Art of Living Banstead

Brief

We were commissioned to design the interior and shopfront for a new Art of Living cookshop in Banstead High Street.

Response

Working to a tight budget and timescale we delivered a bright, modern store design. To reduce build costs we reused many of the existing wall linings and light fittings and incorporated low cost finishes such as scaffolding boards, plaster lathings and reed matting. Because the shopfront is north-facing and obscured by trees a bold colour scheme was developed to increase street presence. The store incorporates facilities for cooking demonstrations.

Testimonial

"I have now employed Reigate Architects on two projects and on both occasions Simon provided a wide variety of potential designs for discussion - some of which were highly thought-provoking and innovative. Simon is not only creative but also practical and pragmatic- therefore his final designs have delivered attractive and clever designs within practical and affordable constraints. We continue to work with Reigate Architects and are happy to recommend them".

Andrew Bluett-Duncan
Managing Director
Art of Living

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

  • Eversfield Road

Brief

This Georgian house is unusual in that the rear rooms are at two different levels. Our client had previously obtained planning permission for a poorly-designed single-storey rear extension. We proposed a complete redesign.

Response

Our design is a contemporary addition with tall glazing providing maximum visual connection to the garden. The triangular plan form was chosen to provide a large footprint whilst minimising the effect on the neighbouring properties. A continuous strip of roof-light abuts the rear wall of the existing house allowing natural daylight and ventilation into the interior of the plan. A new bookcase/staircase/music centre has made a feature of the change in level required between the existing house and the extension at garden level. A new triangular terrace area anchors the extension into the garden.

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

  • Somers Hall

Brief

Somers Hall is the home to The 30th Reigate Scout Group. The building was opened by Lady Somerset in October 1885 and sits in the Reigate Town Centre Conservation Area. New activity rooms were urgently required to meet the demands of a rapidly increasing membership.

Response

Various small structures behind Somers Hall were removed to make way for a new two storey rear extension providing new activity spaces at ground and first floor levels. This economical extension is timber framed to ease construction on the very tight site.

  • Buckland Reading Rooms

  • Buckland Reading Rooms

This well-used Victorian building serves many local groups but was difficult and expensive to heat. We designed an insulation scheme for walls and ceilings which retained the charm of the original interior.

  • St Philips Church Hall

  • St Philips Church Hall

  • St Philips Church Hall

  • St Philips Church Hall

Brief

St Philips Church Hall is a valuable community resource located next to the locally listed church building. The existing hall was rather outdated and compromised by a low ceiling supported by a central column.

Response

We designed a new pitched roof supported by feature trusses that required support only on the existing external walls. This provided a more spacious interior and allowed the removal of the awkward central column. The roof design incorporated rooflights and circular gable windows to increase daylighting and natural ventilation. A new roof-mounted photovoltaic installation significantly reduces the church’s electricity bills and provides a regular income via the Government’s Feed In Tariff. The new lighting in the hall utilises LED lamps throughout.

  • Reigate Shed

  • Reigate Shed

  • Reigate Shed

  • Reigate Shed

  • Reigate Shed

Brief

Our client required a new garden building to accommodate a model railway layout. To reduce complexity and costs the building was to be designed for self-build and to require neither planning permission or building regulation approval.

Response

The building form is reminiscent of a traditional railway wagon and has a heavily insulated timber frame without conventional foundations. The building walls and roof are clad in ‘corrugated iron’. The rounded ends reduce the apparent size of the building and reflect the radii required for the track layout within. The roof projects beyond the building footprint at one end and along one side to provide a sheltered sitting area and bike/tool storage. The client is making a good job of constructing the curved entrance door.

 

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

  • Yorke Road

Brief

Our client required a larger kitchen/dining/living room in a new rear extension. We were initially appointed to obtain building regulation approval for a previously designed rectangular ‘orangery’ type building.

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Response

During discussions with the client we suggested that an alternative fully-glazed ‘quarter-circle’ arrangement would better allow the rear garden to wrap around the new building and also give attractive views to the North Downs. The overhanging roof contains a wide secret gutter which provides shading from high sun angles and reduces the apparent thickness of the heavily insulated roof. Our designer client (www.experiencedesign.co.uk) has executed a chic interior design scheme that fully complements the building form.

  • Nutley Lane Home Zone

  • Nutley Lane Home Zone

  • Nutley Lane Home Zone

Brief

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council asked us to help design the Home Zone improvements to one of Reigate’s oldest roads. 

Response

Our design included a new terrace and pergola to Nutley Court, the provision of a new ‘pocket garden’ at the south end of Nutley Lane and new planting and traffic calming measures. Our drawings were used in various public consultation exercises.

  • Reigate Hill

  • Reigate Hill

  • Reigate Hill

New Dwelling

We designed this new traditionally-styled dwelling with car parking.

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

  • Croydon Road

Brief

This house in a Conservation Area had been previously extended with an unimaginative flat-roofed box. Our client required a new kitchen/dining/living area and new utility room.

Response

Using the footprint of the existing extension as a starting point we proposed a new lead-covered pitched roof incorporating roof-lights. The new roof extends out over the garden elevation to create a verandah to new bi-fold doors. This roof also continues around the side elevation to cover an existing bay window and to create a new entrance porch to the front door. Internal walls were removed to create an attractive new kitchen/dining/living area well connected to the rear garden.

 

  • The first Passivhaus in Reigate

  • The first Passivhaus in Reigate

  • The first Passivhaus in Reigate

  • The first Passivhaus in Reigate

  • The first Passivhaus in Reigate

Reigate Architects have designed the first Passivhaus in Reigate, and perhaps in Surrey, on a tight site in Warren Road. The Passivhaus standard was developed in Germany and is widely recognised as one of the ‘best practice’ standards for sustainable design. The building will provide a highly comfortable internal environment whilst minimising the energy used for heating and cooling.

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

  • Linkfield Street

Brief

Our client required additional space for dining.

 

Response

This extension is in a Conservation Area. The rear garden is not long and the semi-circular plan form was chosen to allow the garden to flow around the sides of the extension. The slender columns and low window cills give good visual connection to the garden - not only from the new dining area but also from the existing kitchen and living rooms, which the new dining area now effectively connects. The design incorporates a bench seat for dining and the building is finished with a fan-shaped zinc roof.

  • Lower Kingswood

  • Lower Kingswood

  • Lower Kingswood

Brief

Planning application for three new family dwellings on a brownfield site.

  • Fengates Road

  • Fengates Road

  • Fengates Road

  • Fengates Road

  • Fengates Road

Brief

Our client required a modern kitchen/dining/living area at the rear of the house together with a new utility room and ground floor wc.

Response

A smallish rear garden effectively precluded further rearward extension so new space was created by combining the previously separate kitchen, reception and utility rooms. New areas of glazing provide good visual connection to the rear garden and pocket doors to the front living room allow light and views to be ‘borrowed’ from the front parts of the house.

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

  • Lesbourne Road

Brief

Our client required a new kitchen/dining/living space and additional bedroom accommodation.

Response

In a ‘Russian-Doll’ form we designed a modern rear extension arranged over three levels finished in render with a zinc roof. At lower ground floor level a full-width rear extension provides new kitchen/dining/living space with good connection to the garden. At first floor level a similar, smaller, extension provides space for a relocated family bathroom- thus freeing-up additional bedroom space in the host dwelling. At second floor level a still smaller dormer extension provides additional headroom and light to the existing staircase and attractive views to the North Downs.

 

  • East Surrey

  • East Surrey

We designed this replacement dwelling cut into the hillside. The building enjoys great long-distance views and has a green roof.

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

  • Doran Drive

Brief

Increased kitchen, dining and utility facilities were the main requirements for this 1920s detached house.

Response

Our design concentrated on a relatively narrow north-facing strip between the existing house and the adjoining boundary. In a simple linear single storey extension we provided a new kitchen, pantry, utility room and WC. The extension projects beyond the rear of the existing house to provide a ‘suntrap’ south-facing patio area outside a new dining room. The existing hallway is opened-up to allow the penetration of morning and evening sunlight and views of the rear garden.

Testimonial

"We asked Simon to inspire us with ideas for our home and he did not disappoint. He created a range of plans that met our requirements brilliantly, and gave us plenty of ideas for future projects too! Simon was flexible, easy to work with and made the daunting process of our initiating our first renovation project easier and more exciting than we could have imagined...."

Simon and Emma Lees

  • Gatton Park Road

  • Gatton Park Road

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

Brief

Our client required a larger kitchen/dining room with good connection to the rear garden.

Response

We designed a modern rear extension with a large glazed screen facing the afternoon sun. A picture window provides views of the rear garden and a strip of rooflights between the extension and the existing house allows daylighting and ventilation into the interior.

 

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

  • North Reigate

Brief

Our client required a new kitchen and breakfast room extension to this substantial 1885 detached dwelling in a Conservation Area.

Response

The low brick walls, cills and joinery of our traditionally designed extension closely match the detailing of the adjoining bay window. The roof of the extension is lead-covered with wood-cored rolls and conservation rooflights. The design incorporated a new swimming pool changing room and equipment room. Permission was also granted for a 2.4kW photvoltaic panel installation discreetly located on the main roof of the building.

  • Grovehill Road

  • Grovehill Road

  • Grovehill Road

  • Grovehill Road

  • Grovehill Road

  • Grovehill Road

Brief

Our client owned this charming intact Victorian building. The brief required a larger kitchen/dining room with good connection to both the front and rear gardens. A larger family bathroom was to be provided at first floor level together with a basement conversion and relocated off-street parking.

Response

It was agreed that a ‘conservation style’ extension would be appropriate and the details and materials used match those of the host building. In order to re-use existing foundations the external walls of the new extension follow those of the conservatory that it replaced. The floor level in the existing basement was lowered and the floor and walls were insulated to create a new guest bedroom with en-suite facilities.

 

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

  • St Mary’s Road

Brief

Our client required a larger kitchen, a new utility room and larger bedrooms.

Response

We were asked to help after two previous planning applications for a two storey rear extension had been refused. Instead we proposed a two storey side extension containing an entrance porch at ground floor level and a new bathroom at first floor. This relocation of the bathroom meant that the required additional bedroom accommodation could be provided without the need for rearwards extension at first floor level. In turn this meant that the new kitchen could now be provided in a single storey rear extension acceptable to the planners. The change in ground levels at the rear of the house required careful design to ensure good connection between the existing house and the new kitchen located at garden level.

Testimonial

"We are really happy with the design. It has really made the house work as we now use all the space. Our old dining room was dead space that we rarely used. Now we eat in that room every day. I especially love the views of Reigate Hill from the new upstairs bedroom".

Cathryn Gregory

  • Nutley Lane

  • Nutley Lane

  • Nutley Lane

  • Nutley Lane

Brief

On a tight site our client required additional kitchen, dining and utility room space. The proximity to adjoining boundaries precluded the use of conventional windows. 

Response

Our design for a single storey extension running almost the entire depth of the house complements the style of the existing property and did not require planning permission. The extension provides a new street-facing front entrance and porch, additional hall space incorporating coat storage and a new study area and utility room. Arrays of rooflights ensure good levels of natural daylighting and ventilation. A new kitchen/diner was formed with new patio doors onto the existing external terrace.

Testimonial

"We used Simon Walter of Reigate Architects to help us design and manage the build of our side extension. Although we had some initial ideas of what we wanted, it was Simon’s vision that has helped ensure that two years after completion we remain extremely happy with the outcome. The best compliment we have had is from people who have said the extension looks like it has been there since the house was originally built in Victorian days!"

Ben and Nuala Read

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

  • Alders Road

Testimonial

"Reigate Architects provided an excellent service for our two-storey side extension, single storey rear extension and internal alterations. From feasibility study all the way through to planning and building regulation applications, Simon's experience was evident throughout. This was confirmed by comments from the builders about how accurate and detailed the drawings were. I would certainly use Reigate Architects again for any future work".

Stuart Edwards-Webb

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

  • Highwold Chipstead

Brief

This substantial house had previously been extended to provide an integral garage and kitchen/utility room in a single storey extension. Our client required an enlarged kitchen/breakfast area with good connection to the rear garden and a new family bathroom, master bedroom and en-suite/dressing room at first floor level.

Response

We proposed the entire removal of the original flat/pitched roof over the previous single storey extension and its replacement with a new first floor/roof arrangement. The new volume created was designed to ensure the enlarged house presented a visually coherent whole. The existing open entrance porch was extended to form an attractive verandah which further bonds the new and existing parts together. The large master bedroom features a ‘vaulted’ ceiling with rooflights.

Testimonial

"Looking for an Architect to design a major extension and remodeling of our 1930's Arts & Craft influenced home, we knew this was a once in a lifetime project for us so we invited a number of Architects to meet us and talk through their experience and approach. Simon immediately impressed us; he listened carefully to what we thought were our ideas and then carefully and sensitively invited us to think differently, suggesting ideas we had never considered. This was just what we needed; someone to challenge us and offer clarity of thought and a degree of subtlety that stood him out from others. The result is amazing; everyone who visits us comments on how clever the ideas are and how well the design blends the period and suits the environment. It was the small things that made the difference. We have no reservation in recommending Simon to others, we have been delighted with what he did for us".

Kevin Sparks & Sue Thorne

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

  • Brownlow Road

Brief

Our client required additional kitchen, dining and bedroom accommodation and external modernisation of this 1960s detached house.

Response

Although our client had been previously advised this was not possible, our careful design permitted the construction of a new bedroom on top of the existing garage thus saving considerable cost. A modern single storey rear extension provided an enlarged kitchen and new dining area well connected to the garden space via corner external doors. Externally, new white painted render and panels of natural timber boarding to both new and existing parts provides visual coherance to the whole.

Testimonial

"We wanted to extend our 1950’s house by adding a fourth bedroom, a playroom and a kitchen extension. Simon quickly understood the style we were looking for and came up with many suggestions around the core theme. During all parts of the engagement Simon suggested innovative solutions and challenged our thoughts in a non-intrusive manner with the result that our house has been turned into a wonderful contemporary property. The proportions of all the extended rooms are generous and simple added features such as a pillar-less corner door arrangement in the kitchen has ensured that the house has the wow factor we were after. Simon is a very engaging and competent architect and if we were to undertake another project we would use his services again".

Paul & Penny Street