Maida Vale and St. John’s Wood

Selected Residential Extensions
Maida Vale and St. John's Wood Conservation Areas
Completed 2014 to 2016

We have completed a number of extensions to properties in the Maida Vale and St. John’s Wood Conservation Areas, where we have a 100% record with Planning Applications adding contemporary spaces to period buildings.

These projects include a full-width rear extension, the first of its kind on the street, won via an appeal against Westminster City Council. The project adds a new kitchen, bedroom and living spaces to an existing garden flat.

We also made the first successful application to add a storey to a Victorian mansion block, adding two bedrooms, a bathroom and a utility to create a generous contemporary duplex with views over Paddington Recreation Ground.

We also added a storey to a period house in the St. John’s Wood Conservation Area. By setting the roof extension back from the front elevation we were able to produce drawings to reassure the planners that the new construction wouldn’t be visible from the street. The extension provides a 50 sqm master bedroom suite with bathroom and roof terrace, all accessed via a bespoke steel and timber staircase.


“Fred is a total legend, a dude and we love him. He upgraded our extension and renovation journey from standing next to the toilet in 4th class, to kicking back in first with a cloth napkin. Fred is supremely organised, has great contacts, faultless attention to detail, responsive to the point of weirdness and is on your side. He offers practical, emotional and spiritual support in the possible hell-slide that this process could become if attempted without such a guru.”

Alex and Abi Gilbert, Clients.


” I starting working with Fred a few years ago on an ambitious project remodelling and extending what was to become my new home.

From the get-go I knew I had found the right guy. As project manager he guided me effortlessly through all the avoidable pitfalls most commonly encountered. We (or rather he) got planning approval in record time on the first attempt and he delivered the project bang on time and on budget.

From an architectural perspective his creative ideas and attention to detail never faltered right to the end and his ability to organise both myself, the client and the contractor helped achieve amazing results virtually pain free! The fact that we ended the project as friends is a testament to Fred’s professionalism along the way.”

Darren Lewis, Client.