Alex Coleman BA(Hons) DipArch (Kingston)
Roberto Scalzullo ARB RIBA
21st November 2007

New commission for a large house extension to a property in Bradford Drive in Ewell


The site of the proposed development is located at 35 Bradford Drive, Ewell, Surrey KT19 OAQ. It is located in a residential road off the A24 Ewell bypass, only a five minute walk from the parade of local amenities and transport. Local residents have the benefit of the 406 and E16 bus routes in the area which operate along the A24, linking Epsom and Ewell with Tolworth, Surbiton and Kingston. Stoneleigh railway station is within a quarter of a mile of the site and Ewell West station on the same line is within half a mile enabling commuters to be in central London within three quarters of an hour. In addition to the parade of shops at the end of the road, Ewell Village is within a fifteen minute walk.

35 Bradford Drive is the site of a medium-sized semi-detached family house typical of its period. The building footprint is currently 93 sq.m and it sits on a site of 510 sq.m while the proposed extension will increase the footprint to 110 sq.m. Accommodation is currently arranged over two floors and comprises entrance hall, living room, dining room and kitchen on the Ground Floor with master bedroom, two further bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC on the First Floor. We believe this to follow the pattern of other original properties in the same road and wider area.

Loft and garage conversions, house extension and alterations

Side Elevation & Section - Proposed Side Elevation & Section - Proposed
Front & Rear Elevations - Proposed Front & Rear Elevations - Proposed
Roof Plan - Proposed Roof Plan - Proposed
Loft Plan - Proposed Loft Plan - Proposed
First Floor Plan - Proposed First Floor Plan - Proposed
Ground Floor Plan - Proposed Ground Floor Plan - Proposed


Loft and garage conversions, house extension and alterations

Proposed alterations to the Ground Floor layout include the widening of the property by 1.1m at ground floor level with the proposed extension being covered by a lean-to roof. This will allow for the creation of a new downstairs WC in the hall area adjacent to the stairs and also for the widening of the kitchen. A new covered and enclosed connecting link is to be created joining the existing garage to the house. It is proposed that the garage then be converted into a space for a study and utility room. While this single-storey structure is to remain unchanged externally apart from the sealing up of a side doorway at the far end, it is understood that in order for the garage to become a habitable space, it will be necessary to carry out work to the structure to ensure that it complies with current Building Regulations, particularly concerning thermal performance and fire. This will form a separate application at a later date.

At First Floor level, the existing bathroom to the rear of the property is being extended out over the kitchen below. The existing third bedroom at the front of the property is now to become an ensuite shower room for the master bedroom with the existing doorway sealed up. A new flight of stairs is then to be constructed directly over those up from the ground floor, allowing access to the loft space.

A further two new bedrooms are to be created in the loft space. Light will be admitted to the rear bedroom via a flat-roofed dormer and to the front room via a Velux rooflight located in the roof. In order to create sufficient headroom above the new flight of stairs, a pitched-roof dormer has been added to the roof at the side of the property. Windows in the dormer will allow adequate light into the stair space.

Apostrophe Mr Coleman was recommended to us by several previous clients of his and he has undertaken a thorough survey and review of our requirements and been completely professional but friendly throughout. Our application was for a ground floor extension with a roof extension also. Given the odd shape of our house and its location Mr Coleman managed to find a workable solution to not only meet our own requirements but also those potentially required of the local planning authority. He provided several options in his initial drawings and he completed as well as filed our application with the minimum of input from us. I have since recommended him to a number of friend and would continue to do so.”
A. D. Dale, Bradford Drive, Ewell


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