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Ha-Ey worked closely with RYE Design on the alteration and extension of this Victorian townhouse in Camden for a private client.
The property sits within the Willes Road Conservation Area and carful consideration was made to its key characteristics.

As part of the clients wishes to extending their Victorian property in Camden we carried our the structural design of extensive steel framing to alter the existing layout to create an enlarged kitchen with a fully glazed rear elevation and designed a minimal glazed roof to enclose the side infill.

Ha-Ey worked from early stages with RYE Design to maximise the use of space while retaining key property features of this house within a Conservation Area.

Willes Road, NW5

A series steel frames were installed to open up key walls to links spaces, working from concept to fabrication detailing, Ha-Ey worked to co-ordinate the spatial design and to facilitate installation onsite carefully with the contractor House of Blake. Historic movements had been observed in the house and early in the process Ha-Ey developed as monitoring system with the contractor.

Addition height was gained at first floor level by removing the ceiling joists and reinforcing the roof-structure above creating a double height space across half of the room.  Masonry strengthening and repair was detailed and specified as part of Ha-Ey’s enabling works package to future proof the clients property.

Concealed framing allowed to minimal side and rear infills to be achieved and Ha-Ey worked through the glass fin roof design with carefully considered connection detailing for fabrication.

“Externally minimal glass beams support new glazed roofs to the rear extensions allowing clear sight lines to the tree canopies of the neighbouring gardens”


RYE Design

Ha-Ey Services

Structural Design Stages 1-6
Steel framing, concrete, timber, masonry design.
Glazed roof design
Steel connection design and detailing
Existing masonry repair and strengthening
Drainage and external works design
Site and progress monitoring

Project details

Location: Kentish Town, London, UK
Client: Private Client
Architecture & Interiors: RYE Design
Structural Design: Ha-Ey
Contractor: House of Blake
Photographs: GG Archard

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