This 1970’s house is in leafy suburbs north of Manchester. The ground floor accommodation has been reordered and extended to create a music room, large kitchen, dining area and study. Full height sliding glazed screens encourage the flow from the house through to the terrace and the garden, whilst maximising views across open fields to the south. The extension is clad in brickwork, lead and stone, responding to the original house, but detailed in a contemporary manner. The completed project was shortlisted (one of only six) for a prestigious award hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects.