Edgbaston - Extension


A simple project in Barlows Road to replace a tired fully glazed previous extension with a more insulated and larger room including opening out to provide a large kitchen-dining room with easy access to the patio.




CLIENT:           Undisclosed

CONTRACTOR:  2ND Generation Building Services Ltd

COMPLETION:   September 2017










Chipping Campden - Extension

An impressive project to a house in the Cotswolds with modifications on three sides.  A new porch to the front; a new entrance and utility to the side and an extension to the rear combining and opening out to provide a large family kitchen-dining room with easy access to the new patio.



CLIENT:                 Undisclosed

CONTRACTOR:        Phil Dunn

COMPLETION:         May 2016









Innage Road - Extension

More often than not we work directly for the home owner but on this occasion we were commissioned by the specialist contractor, Traditional Conservatories.  The end result, not a conservatory but an ever more popular orangery.


Innage Road extension

Innage Road extension






Knightlow Road - Extension

Similarly to the project in Innage Road we were initially commissioned by the home owner but once Traditional Conservatories became involved we worked in collaboration to replace an unusable conservatory with another orangery.


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Extension & Re-modelling

A simple project where a new lease of life has been given to a tired 1970’s house with a modern, mostly glass extension to the rear and a new look to the front entrance together with a complete transformation internally with well chosen materials.

Some projects are simple and straightforward whilst others are a little complicated.  Sometimes the vision of the client matches that of the architect.  Sometimes the client needs a little inspiration, but on this project the ‘design development’ involved a lengthy process of interpretation, explanation and understanding from both parties involved. 

The end result – a contented client and architect.


Client:            Undisclosed

Contractor:    M. Laffoley

Completion:  2012

Extensions & re-modelling

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Refurbishment and extension

Woodbridge Road

“Never work with children or animals” converts from TV to architecture to:
“Never work for friends, neighbours or relatives”

Well this scheme broke two of those rules!

It also breaks a few often un-written rules by adding a modern, uncompromising, glass and aluminium structure onto a grade II Listed Building.
But sometimes a Client’s vision is matched by the budget and the Architect has his dreams fulfilled.

Woodbridge RoadDETAILS:

Client:   Undisclosed
Contractor:  Logmoor Ltd.,
Completed:  2011

Modifications etc

Modifications and extensionsThis original house had undergone many previous extensions and modifications but the Client felt it had no “core” or “place”.  Although limited external works were completed the internals were re-arranged to make the house a home fit for purpose.


Client:   Mrs. & Mrs. Deegan
Contractor:  M. T. Wall Limited
Completed:  2007

New kitchen extension

Simple extensions often aren’t!  But this one turned out as expected and without major problems.
Whilst externally the extension appears plain and un-inspired internally the new kitchen and family area has transformed this section of the house.


Client:   I & B Smith
Contractor:  M. Laffoley
Completed:  2007

New kitchen extension

De-conversion from flats

Flats to homes conversionThe de-conversion from flats into a large family dwelling sees the reversal of the previous transformation and this particular property typifies the original contracts undertaken by the practice.

The art of a good conversion and therefore a de-conversion is to see past the superficial and understand the structure.  Russell Hobbis Architects have completed a considerable number of commissions such as this across all areas of Flats to homes conversionBirmingham.


Client:   Family Housing Association
Contractor:  M. T. Wall Ltd.,
Completed:  2006

Refurbishment to Hostel

This refurbishment of the original vicarage involved the installation of en-suite pods to each bedroom to an existing hostel.
In itself not a difficult or “architectural” task but accomplished nonetheless.
On contracts of this nature Russell Hobbis Architects like the hands on approach, not literally building, but by regular site visits and meetings to ensure the works are progressing as expected.  Not to replace the role of a Clerk of Works more as an additional pair of eyes for both client and contractor.


Client:   Stonham Housing Association
Contractor:  P. J. Rowan Ltd.
Completed:  2004

Refurbishment at hostel
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