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We are working with Architecture practice ByOthers to give this typical 1950s house a new lease of life. A loft conversion and a side & rear extension at ground floor to maximise space and a garden studio with reference to the main house creates a sperate space to work from home and enjoy the garden

Ha-Ey have worked closely with the client and ByOthers to extend, expand and modernise this mid century property. The client wished retain and reuse as much of the property as possible with sympathetic alterations.
The new materials reference the old, with noticeably different in arrangement to enable their reading as new elements.

Steel and timber framing with traditional masonry construction was used to extend the main house and form the garden studio. By working on spatial design with ByOthers early in the process we were able to make adjustments to the proposals to increase efficiency and maximise re-use, reducing the amount of new material needed for the build.

Sturge Avenue, E17

A mix of stack bond and sailor course are used through the projects with rustic pressed face bricks referencing the retained elements. Carful coordination and detailing was undertaken at the drawing board with ByOthers to achieve considered detailing and interest at thresholds.

Ha-Ey worked through the construction plan with the main contractor to minimise deliveries to site.

By optimising interventions and working to limit carbon heavy materials we aim to maximise the spaces and greatly improve the quality of liveable spaces to increase the life of this property.

Externally, the project uses a palette of materials familiar to the immediate context; a post-war ‘rustic’-style facing brick to the new walls at ground floor and clay tiles to the loft dormer.

Structural Design Stages 1-6
Steel framing, Masonry design, concrete, timber, foundation design.
Temporary works advise and review
Steel connection design and detailing
Drainage and external works design
Site and progress monitoring

Project details

Location: Walthamstow, London, UK

Client: Private Client

Architecture & Interiors: ByOthers

Structural Design: Ha-Ey

Contractor: House of Blake

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