Transforming a Single Residence into Two - Peacehaven


What We Did For The Client:

The property owner sought to revamp and maximize the potential of their existing residence through a series of ambitious construction projects. The primary goal was to create two separate dwellings within the same property by implementing a rear extension, a loft conversion, and the demolition of an existing conservatory. The client enlisted the services of STAAC, a reputable construction and architectural firm, to oversee the planning, structural design, and execution of the project.

Client's Objectives:

  1. Maximize Space: The client aimed to optimize the available space within their property by adding a rear extension and converting the loft.
  2. Create Separate Dwellings: Transform the existing single-family home into two distinct and functional dwellings to accommodate multiple households.
  3. Modernize and Enhance Aesthetics: The client desired a modern and aesthetically pleasing design that aligned with current architectural trends.
  4. Compliance with Regulations: It was crucial for the project to adhere to local planning regulations and building codes.

STAAC's Approach:

  1. Initial Consultation and Planning:
  2. STAAC initiated the project with a detailed consultation to understand the client's vision, requirements, and budget constraints.
  3. Comprehensive site analysis and feasibility studies were conducted to ensure that the proposed changes aligned with local planning regulations.
  4. Architectural and Structural Design:
  5. STAAC developed a detailed architectural design that incorporated the rear extension and loft conversion seamlessly into the existing structure.
  6. The structural design focused on ensuring the stability and safety of the new additions, taking into account load-bearing considerations and foundation requirements.
  7. Building Regulations and Compliance:
  8. STAAC worked closely with local authorities to secure the necessary planning permissions and building permits for the proposed modifications.
  9. The team ensured that the design and construction complied with all relevant building regulations and safety standards.
  10. Construction and Demolition:
  11. The project involved the demolition of the existing conservatory, followed by the construction of a contemporary rear extension and a well-designed loft conversion.
  12. STAAC coordinated the construction activities, overseeing the work of various contractors to ensure a seamless and timely execution of the project.
  13. Quality Control and Project Management:
  14. Stringent quality control measures were implemented throughout the construction phase to maintain the highest standards of workmanship.
  15. STAAC assigned a dedicated project manager to oversee the day-to-day activities, ensuring that the project stayed on schedule and within budget.


The successful collaboration between the client and STAAC resulted in the transformation of a single residence into two separate, modern dwellings. The rear extension and loft conversion not only added valuable living space but also enhanced the overall aesthetics of the property. The demolition of the conservatory allowed for a more efficient use of space.

STAAC's commitment to regulatory compliance, attention to detail, and effective project management contributed to the seamless execution of the project. The client now enjoys the benefits of a revitalized property that meets contemporary living standards and offers two distinct, comfortable homes.

This case study highlights the expertise of STAAC in handling complex projects involving structural modifications, planning approvals, and the successful transformation of residential spaces.