Award Winning Transformation and Refurbishment

Dated 1970s detached house becomes
spacious family home

Location: Maidenhead

Award Winning Transformation and Refurbishment

Dated 1970s detached house becomes spacious family home

Location: Maidenhead

Rob and Georgie wanted to make some fundamental changes to their home in Maidenhead: they wanted more space, a better internal layout, and an external appearance that looked beautiful from the roadside. Their project is a wonderful example of how you don’t have to relocate to achieve drastic improvements for your home living.

From the inside the downstairs living area was rationalized to provide for the open plan living that Rob and Georgie wanted, along with a side extension at the rear to make space for a utility room. Upstairs another bedroom was added above the garage, and a glazed double height entrance space allowed the stairwell and bedroom to benefit from natural light throughout much of the day.

What is most striking is the frontage of the property, which has completely transformed from a dated and tired looking detached house to something aesthetic and stunning to come home to after a long day at work. The specified use of slate on the roof, powder coated aluminium and extensive glazing all works together to achieve something truly special.

Their home now works for their family and their life. In addition to this, the project won the 2019 readers’ choice Build It Award for best Architect for a Renovation or Extension category.

Rob and Georgie’s testimony

“lapd pushed the boundaries and our own thinking. They helped us believe we could do it.”

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2019 Build It Readers’ Choice award - Best Architect for a renovation or extension
2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award
2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability

2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability


lapd Limited (trading as lapd architects) is a private company registered in England and Wales no. 5324993. VAT Registration no. 879282958. The Directors are Opinder Liddar RIBA and Trevor Avery RIBA.

The company is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Membership No. 3202164P

As a Chartered Member of RIBA, lapd architects must comply with the Architects Registration Board's 'Architects Code: Standards of Conduct and Practice 2017 version'.

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