I’ve finally (after a long evening and lots of coffees later!) put together 2 options for my clients to consider on their stunning dwelling in Farnham, Surrey and what a project this will be. This project certainly leant itself in producing plans first and elevations later to gauge which options my client would like to go with as both schemes offer two different alternatives.

Both options pushes the kitchen over to the rear of the dwelling to capture the stunning rear garden, with the new build garage to the right-hand side bringing this in to play which is currently located some distance from the core centre of the dwelling. The existing garage is then converted in to either an entertainment suit or gymnasium. First floor allows for 6 bedrooms with several ensuites / dressing rooms etc.


Having finished an all-day measured survey to pick up this stunning 4500sq ft chalet house the ‘as existing’ floor plans have finally been drawn up and as you can see they are quite large in footprint. However as the dwelling is in Green Belt it’s not quite so easy as extending a dwelling that is otherwise not situated in such an area.

There are strict requirements under planning that are in place to prevent over-development of dwellings so you have to ascertain the existing original square footage, allow for any additions that have been made over the years and this leaves a certain area you can extend by! All this needs to be proved to the planning department at time of application and a lot to consider especially meeting a client’s expectations as to the size / style of extension they would like. You can extend in Green Belt areas, but it comes with restrictions.

The existing floor plans shows the journey along the way….







It’s fantastic to have secured yet another job via recommendation and we will certainly be busy going in to the New Year! My clients had already secured planning approval for their extensions however their previous architect wasn’t able to do the building regulations / construction drawings for some reason. During a consultation I have persuaded (over lots of coffee!!) them to go back in for planning for a better scheme that should have been identified in the first place and of course I’ll certainly be able to push forward with building regulations and construction drawings a few months later so their builder can build out the scheme.

The first step is of course a measured survey of the property to draw up the existing footprint and elevations so there is a base-point to start any new designs. 


Works have officially started on site to our project in Haslemere, Sussex and everyone is excited to see the project develop over the next 24 weeks and I will be making official site visits every 2 weeks to check on progress under the terms of the contract. The project is a two storey extension to the side, single extension to the rear and internal alterations to a 1810 Cottage. These are the progress photos taken yesterday….









Delighted to be appointed to carry out works to the unique rural chalet-bungalow. With stunning views to 3 sides of the property it is easy to see why the client would want to invest in extending and altering this property due to its fabulous location! We are looking to make external alterations by way of an extension to form a new living / kitchen area and internal alterations to make the space flow more comfortably.

Looking forward to putting together a few schemes in due course.







ATELIER GUY is delighted to have secured a new project in the desirable area of Chobham, Surrey. This substantial detached house is already a great size but the owners are looking to modernise, extend and update the dwelling. Our clients are looking to extend to the rear, side and front as well as make internal alterations to the layout. 

A fabulous project to have secured and I look forward to putting some schemes together soon.



At ATELIER GUY Architecture we do a lot of planning applications for single-storey rear extensions for good reason. They are a cost effective way to add a lot of floor space on to your property relatively cost-effectively and are easy to get through the planning system due to their unobtrusive nature.

We have just submitted this application to Wokingham Council for a single-storey rear extension to a 1930's end terrace house. With such a standard ground floor layout of living, dining and small gallery kitchen by adding a vaulted kitchen and family room to the end of the property allows for a much needed ground floor WC and utility room to house the back up areas but of course the key feature being floor to ceiling glazing to allow light to flood throughout the property. Perfect!

If you are planning a single-storey extension please give me a call or email and I would be happy to discuss this for you.


ATELIER GUY Architecture is delighted to be appointed to carry out extension works and internal alterations to the stunning, and quite large, chalet bungalow in Farnham, Surrey. The dwelling sits in a substaintial green-belt plot with an awkward internal layout sprawled out unconventionally which makes it hard to use on a daily basis. Our client is looking to undertake conversions, extensions and several alterations watch this space as to further progress!



ATELIER GUY is delighted to have lodged a planning application for a single-storey rear extension to a detached property in Viriginia Water. The existing dwelling is relatively new-build property but the layouts a tad awkward in their use with the kitchen (the focus point of any property) at the front which does not interact with the rear garden or the living area to the rear.

The new layout addresses these issues by switching extending to the rear to allow for a large open-plan kitchen / family room that has a more logical connection with the existing living room. Converting the kitchen in to a home-office is becoming a desirable must-have in to days climate. To increase the feeling of space in to the new extension this has been achieve by vaulting the ceiling with roof-lights over and large bi-fold doors to the new garden.
Let’s hope for a positive result!


Works are progressing well to our project in Merton, London. We are extending the rear of a Victorian dwelling to increase its footprint to the ground floor. The existing layout always has a small gallery-type kitchen so by extending out to the rear this gives an opportunity to allow for a flexible family, kitchen ad work space. By vaulting the entire ceiling to the extension this allows for as much natural light to flood in as possible and of course gives a double-height space at no extra cost construction wise.