This very typical 1930s house had suffered many DIY disasters and poor quality extensions by previous owners and was in need of some serious structural repairs and a complete internal and external refurbishment. After strengthening the main roof structure, the tumbledown corrugated plastic lean-to and scruffy porch were replaced with a new 1.5 storey extension, providing a new garage, utility and sunroom and the opportunity to smarten up the appearance. The 1930s style cat-slide roof accommodates two spacious new dormer bedrooms. The poor quality 1980s concrete roof tiles were replaced with 1930s style plain clay tiles and bonnet hips, to make the house smile again. Neighbours have commented that the extension looks like it has always been there, which is testament to it’s sensitive professional design.