Hackney Dormer

Contemporary Dormer Extension
Hackney, East London
Completed 2016

A two stage project to extend a run-down terraced house in Clapton, East London.

Starting with a dormer roof extension we have added a timber, steel and glass master bedroom suite with incredible views over East London. A sloping glass roof and steel fins over a new staircase together frame views of the sky and bring light deep into the house below.

The project also adds a single storey side-return extension to provide a new kitchen and dining space for a growing family.

All works were carried out under permitted development legislation, meaning planning permission was not required.


“As a services and environmental designer I work with architects every day, including some of the most well-known practices in London. When it came to choosing an architect to extend my home, I knew I wanted to work with Fred. Having worked with him previously I knew that the quality of design and level of detail he provides would be difficult to find for a project of this scale.

We had lots of our own ideas for how the extensions might look and he expertly reinterpreted these to design something quite different. We are regularly stopped by passers-by telling us how much they like the design. 

Professionally speaking, Fred is extremely thorough and knowledgeable but also friendly and approachable. His drawings are very detailed, the finished project being millimetre-perfect to what he drew and not requiring any expensive or unwanted alterations once it started on site.

The house is a joy to live in and works exactly how we wanted it to, all a testament to the way Fred works and the preparation he puts in.”

Mr and Mrs Maidment, Clients.