Timber Roof House

Timber Roof House

The focus of this residential remodelling is a new roof terrace enclosed by a beautifully constructed timber balustrade. Gaining planning permission for roof terraces in urban areas can be difficult because of issues of privacy and overlooking.

In this case, the inventive solution is to create a custom-designed balustrade of slim vertical timber members that preserves privacy while still conveying a sense of light and views. The simple but effective concept of a vertical timber screen as a veiling element is employed in other projects, including the practice’s own office.

Acting like an outdoor room and lined with timber, the new roof terrace extends the existing dwelling, providing a flexible and delightful external space for relaxing and entertaining. [By Catherine Slessor*]

Contract Value Private

Location North West London

Client Private

Date 2009

Area 158m²

Design Team Paul McAneary Architects

Design Service

Main Contractor Sheppard Construction

Sub Contractor