Recent Projects

New Home in Shanklin
New House, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Architecture

Currently under construction, this site was occupied by a virtually derelict bungalow which has now been demolished.

The new home is designed to take advantage of sea views over Sandown Bay from a First Floor galleried sitting area opening out onto a large balcony. At Ground Floor the Kitchen / Diner and Living Room open out onto the large front garden, the house being set well back from the un-made road.

An endless pool is located overlooking the rear garden together with the master bedroom which is on the ground floor for ease of access.
Beatrice Avenue, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Architecture

Replacement Chalet in Gurnard
Gurnard, New House, Isle of Wight, Architecture

This project is currently under construction, it is a timber frame replacement chalet with a roof which opens as glazed gables to take advantage of the views across to the Solent. The ground floor is opened up to provide generous living areas and a connecting kitchen and dining area. The house links out to the surrounding garden with folding sliding side doors.

New Tearooms at Quarr Abbey
Quarr Abbey, Tea Rooms, Architecture Isle of Wight

Designed with the Monks at Quarr the new Tea Rooms opened for Business last summer and has proved a great hit with visitors to the Abbey.
The building was built by the brothers from timber sourced on site and has featured in Island Life magazine and the County Press.
The new farm shop is flooded with natural light from the glazed gable and rooflights maximizing wall area to display local produce.

'Urban Barn' residential extension Newport

Extension, Residential, Architecture, Isle of Wight

Partly inspired by the project at Bembridge above is our new rear extension taking shape on a much more modest budget! The two storey extension re-uses the foundations of the former Church Hall and is part clad in locally grown Western Red Cedar over Leicester Orange Stock brick to match the house under a natural slate roof also the blend in with the main house.
This self build has helped me to drill down into actual building costs so as to advise clients who have similar plans. We have reached weathertight stage at a cost of £350 per sqm to date.

Roof Extension in Seaview
Roof Extension, Isle of Wight, Architecture, Seaview

We removed the roof of a house on the Duver in Seaview and replaced it with timber attic trusses to provide much more elbow room. The renovations and extension provide additional bedrooms and living space which lead to a front balcony looking immediately onto an active sailing part of the Solent.

Roof Extension in Gurnard 
Roof Extension, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, Architecture

We removed the roof and extended the house up an additional floor to create a generous bedroom with ensuite complete with a private balcony overlooking the Gurnard coast and across the Solent. The internal arrangements were modified to create more generous and open living spaces. The entire house was clad in a robust and durable Hardiplank boarding to protect the structure from the harsh wind and weather that sea front houses have to face on ocassion.

New house in Gurnard
Art Deco, Gurnard, Architecture, Isle of Wight
On the site of a small bungalow we proposed a generous Art Deco style modernist family house with a south facing open kitchen, garden facing living room and curved glazed dining room bay. The living room could be opened up with seamless access to the landscaped garden and swimming pool to the front. The roof featured a glazed stairtower connecting each floor with a curved elegant modernist staircase which leads out to a large flat roof deck boasting views across Gurnard, Cowes and the Solent.

New House in Cowes
New House, Modern, Architecture, Isle of Wight

Several doors down from a new house in Cowes we proposed a modern and unique family home with large open living areas at ground floor, a double void space above and plenty of natural light flooding into the open plan kitchen, dining and living areas. At first floor sits a second living room with views from the front balcony across the Solent, and connections to an office, family bathroom and 3 bedrooms connected by a bridge over the first floor void down to the living area. The second floor houses a private master bedroom, home gym, master bathroom, walk in closet and a second void to look down at to the active lower floors. The master bedroom steps out to a balcony supported by timber structural trees and is all contained under a sweeping zinc clad roof.

Woodpeckers, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, Architecture

Cottage Extension in Hamstead
Hamstead, Listed Building, Architecture, Isle of Wight
A grade II listed cottage sits within a private and discrete area of the woodland to the West of the Isle of Wight, we proposed a small and concealed side and rear timber extension to compliment the existing small stone dwelling. The extension rises to 2 storeys to the rear and is set back from the front of the cottage as to not divert attention away from it. The extension opens along the north side to allow views out to the sea and a seamless access into the rich surrounding woodland. 

House Extension in Wootton
Extension, House, Fishbourne, Isle of Wight, Architecture

We designed the make-over of this tired '40s detached house in Fishbourne. The house was a classic 'Doll's House' (sit up and beg style) on a large plot. This enabled my client to extend some considerable way forward as well as to the rear and to one side to create a splendid spacious modern family home.
The added height affords views to Wootton Creek.
We obtained Planning and Building regulations consents, the client (a local builder) self-built the project.
This house in Cowes started life as an average chalet bungalow. By taking off the roof and extending upwards with a big glass gable the owners were able to enjoy splendid Solent views. The end result can be seen below.

New Double Garage in Wootton
Kite Hill, Isle of Wight, Extension, Architecture

New extension to an Arts and Crafts style home in Wootton designed to blend in with the existing property while providing space for the client to work on vintage cars. The Contractor was Rob Proctor.
© Copyright 2018 Gian Giblett Chartered ArchitectWeb Design By Toolkit Websites