LIGHT BOX ISLINGTON

RESIDENTIAL REFURBISHMENT

This Grade II listed house had been subdivided into four bedsits and was in total disrepair. We refurbished it into a bright, open and spacious four-storey family home. A new, glazed lower ground floor extension with green roof provides a link between the house and the rear garden.

We chose a “lightweight” wild meadow green roof which only requires a single maintenance visit each year to deadhead the flowers and remove dead organic matter. This roof type has great environmental credentials while providing a wonderful habitat for bees.

WORKING WITH LISTED BUILDINGS

Listed building projects often require compromises to be made. We worked closely with the Islington Conservation team to strike the right balance between creating a modern home and protecting the listed status of the building. These compromises can often result in unique features that enhance the space, as this project demonstrates.