Horner House

A loft conversion, two-storey side extension, and single storey rear extension to a semi-detached 1930s house in Kensal Rise. New living and studio spaces have been created within the rear extension, which involved the removal of large areas of loadbearing walls.

The client was keen to have the Architect and team design something a bit different as part of their house extension and refurbishment project, although remaining within a limited budget. This was achieved through the clever specification of materials and colour, as well as some relatively complicated stepped floor levels in the extension to maximise the sense of light and space.

As often happens with this type of project in London, an unexpected drainage run that served several neighbouring properties was discovered during the early stages of construction. We ensured the drainage design was altered within a few days, with no further digging required, meaning additional costs were avoided entirely.

This was our first project with an architect who had recently set up his own business, Roach Young Studio. We like to support new practices starting out and take pride in being able to provide the support that new architects sometimes require as they design their first independent projects.

Completed 2017.

Project Information




Roach Young Studio




Mark Hadden