Granny annexe – Bishop’s Stortford

Granny Annexe, Bishop's Stortford

This extension, in a small development of houses, in Bishop’s Stortford, has created a forever home for ‘Mum’. Moving from her home of 50+years, she has been able to move in with her daughter and son-in-law, whilst still having her own home. The extension has created a one bedroom ‘Granny annexe’ with Living room, Kitchen/Diner […]

House extension, Takeley

House Extension, Takeley

MARLIN Design was contact by this client to extend their home to provide a larger Living room, thereby adding space to the first floor bedrooms at the same time. One of the main reasons for the work was to provide a more user friendly staircase; the existing one being far too steep. MARLIN Design provided […]

The Grange, on Rye Street Bishop’s Stortford

The Grange on Rye Street, Bishops Stortford

Work carried out within part of The Grange, on Rye Street, Bishop’s Stortford, has brought the second design award in 7 months. For this project MARLIN Design has been awarded Best Residential Architecture Studio, Southern England, by BUILD Magazine. The previous award, in October 2017, came from Harlow Civic Society. Total refurbishment was carried out […]

House refurbishment and extension Bishop’s Stortford

House Refurbishment and Extension, Bishops Stortford

This Bishop’s Stortford home was in need of some serious TLC and extra space. The flow through the house from the original front entrance meant that it was necessary to pass through the Living room to access anywhere else in the house. By extended both to the rear and the side, it has been possible […]

Edwardian Detached Home

Edwardian Detached Home, Bishop's Stortford

This Edwardian detached home in Bishop’s Stortford was extended by MARLIN Design in 2013 to create a smart open plan Kitchen/Diner with Bi-folding doors accessing the rear garden. As the roof of the main house was finished with plain tiles, the extension needed to be done the same so that each complemented the other. However […]

Manston Drive, Bishop’s Stortford

Manston Drive, Bishop's Stortford

MARLIN Design was approached by the client to discuss the extension potential for a tired semi detached dwelling in Manston Drive. The clients wanted more space as the existing Kitchen and Dining areas were disproportionate to the rest of the previously extended 5 bedroom house. Using the Permitted Development Rights available to the property, we […]

New dwelling – Chigwell

New Dwelling Chigwell

This extension, in a small development of houses, in Bishop’s Stortford, has created a forever home for ‘Mum’. Moving from her home of 50+years, she has been able to move in with her daughter and son-in-law, whilst still having her own home. The extension has created a one bedroom ‘Granny annexe’ with Living room, Kitchen/Diner […]

Victorian house extension and refurbishment

Victorian House Extension and Refurbishment

MARLIN Design was tasked with extending and refurbishing this old and tired mid victorian terrace home in London N4. The existing Kitchen and Bathroom facilities on the ground floor were totally inadequate for the modern family and the client wanted to make the most of the space that was available to them. A new part […]

Two storey side & rear extension, Bishop’s Stortford

Two Storey Side Rear Extension, Bishop's Stortford

MARLIN Design was appointed to improve the accommodation at this 1950s built 3 bedroomed semi detached house in Bishop’s Stortford. In this particular development many of the houses have been extended to two storeys on the side and tight up against the boundary lines. Unfortunately due to a change in the planning laws, this is […]

Barn Refurbishment, Foxdells Lane, Bishop’s Stortford

Barn Refurbishment, Foxdells Lane, Bishop's Stortford

This property is formerly the Chauffeur’s accommodation to ‘The Grange’, in Foxdells Lane, Bishop’s Stortford, the former home of Sir John Barker, who at the turn of the Century founded Barker’s of Kensington, a major department store. The store finally closed in 2006, but the evidence is still there above Kensington High Street tube station […]

Cottage Extension Renovation, Abridge

Cottage Extension and Renovation, Abridge

In November 2015 MARLIN Design received an instruction from the client who had recently purchased this end of terrace three bed derelict cottage in Abridge. The property is the last in the Conservation area. Our brief was to provide a modern three bedroom home, with a first floor bathroom, and extended open plan living to […]

Bungalow extension, Epping

Bungalow Extension, Epping

This 1970s built bungalow in Epping, was in need of a little TLC. The owners had downsized from a larger 4 bedroom property in Loughton, but still wanted the larger open plan living space that this property had the potential to offer. We have stretched the existing master bedroom outwards to allow for an ensuite […]