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Modern Transformation of 1960s Bungalow in Woking

Open-Plan Living

This remarkable project showcases our expertise in re-imagining and re-vitalising older properties. Our clients approached us with the vision of transforming their dated 1960s bungalow in Woking, Surrey, into a contemporary, spacious home that would meet their modern lifestyle needs while maximising the potential of the existing structure.

Project Overview

The scope of this transformation was comprehensive, addressing both interior and exterior aspects:

  • Complete internal reconfiguration to optimise space utilisation

  • Significant extension to create an open-plan living, kitchen, and dining area

  • Addition of a loft conversion to nearly double the size of the house

  • Installation of large glazed openings to enhance natural light and garden views

  • Comprehensive update of all electrical, plumbing, and heating systems

  • External renovation including new cladding and roofing

  • Landscaping to create a cohesive indoor-outdoor living experience

Design Approach

Our design strategy centred on modernising the bungalow while respecting its original character. We focused on creating fluid, light-filled spaces that cater to contemporary living. The loft conversion was carefully designed to integrate seamlessly with the existing structure, providing additional bedrooms and living space without compromising the property's aesthetic appeal.

Innovative Features

We incorporated several innovative elements to enhance the property:

  • Energy-efficient windows and doors to improve thermal performance

  • Bespoke storage solutions to maximise space efficiency

  • Smart home technology for lighting, heating, and security systems

  • Sustainable materials and finishes to reduce environmental impact

Challenges and Solutions

The main challenge was transforming a modest 1960s bungalow into a spacious, modern home while working within planning constraints and the existing structure's limitations. Our team's creative design solutions and meticulous planning ensured we could achieve the clients' vision without compromising the building's integrity or exceeding budget constraints.

Services Provided

For this Woking bungalow transformation, we offered a full range of architectural services:

  • Initial concept design and feasibility study

  • Detailed architectural drawings and 3D visualisations

  • Planning application and negotiations with local authorities

  • Building regulations compliance

  • Tender documentation and contractor selection

  • Project management and on-site supervision

  • Interior design consultation


The result is a stunning metamorphosis that has nearly doubled the size of the house, dramatically improving both its functionality and aesthetic appeal. The once-dated bungalow is now a light-filled, modern home that embraces contemporary living while maintaining a connection to its 1960s roots. This Woking bungalow transformation exemplifies our ability to breathe new life into existing properties, creating homes that are perfectly attuned to 21st-century lifestyles.This project stands as a testament to our commitment to innovative design solutions and our expertise in maximising the potential of older properties in Surrey and beyond. It showcases how thoughtful architectural intervention can transform a modest bungalow into a spacious, modern family home that meets the evolving needs of contemporary homeowners.

James Williamson led this project while at Lees Munday Architects.

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