Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 86

architect / designer: Wg+p contractor: John F patrick Ltd WiSeton road WORDS: WG+P PHOTOS: ANTHONY COLEMAN At Wiseton Road Webb Yates Engineers worked with WG+P to remodel the existing ground floor extension and create an open plan kitchen/living space, as well as adding an additional first floor extension and new feature staircases within the existing house. At ground floor level the joists were designed to be exposed and work compositely with the plywood floor above to meet both the structural and fire requirements. A new skylight was also incorporated above the kitchen space. Above the extension an additional first floor annex with a timber clad fa├žade was also constructed. Within the house a plywood staircase was designed with open treads and an open bannister to allow light from the skylight above into the space below.