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Pump Cottage

The existing house was originally designed for two spinster sisters and was laid out in a way that did not suit our clients’ requirements. The bedrooms were both on ground floor level and one in particular took up prime space in relation to the garden. CaSA built a front extension to provide a new master bedroom suite and in turn allowed the previous bedroom to be removed and the spaces opened up to create a new open plan kitchen and dining area. The ceilings have also been removed to express the roof pitches internally. Read more...

Additional rooflights have been added throughout the property to carefully bring daylight into particular spaces.  Folding sliding doors have also been added to the new dining area to provide direct access to the sheltered garden. CaSA found ways of working with the existing house, enhancing the strong Italianate style, whilst finding a simple contemporary language for the extension. This helps it blend into the garden and doesn’t compete visually with the original house.

The extension, which replaced an existing carport, is clad in unfinished western red cedar battens and is allowed to naturally weather. The roof has been planted with sedum and together with the open jointed stone walling they provide a natural material pallet with contemporary detailing. The extension is insulated well beyond current building regulation requirements and the existing house cavities have been sprayed with full fill mineral wool insulation. The existing roof has also been upgraded over the kitchen and dining area where the spaces have been opened up.

CaSA have created a wonderfully light, spacious and comfortable modern house that sits comfortably amongst the Georgian terrace of central Bath.



  • Location:
    Bath
  • Size:
    120 Sq m
  • Key info:
    High efficiency | Renovation & Extension | Light and open