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  • Writer's pictureGlenn Thompson

Uncovering the Brilliance of Belvedere Road!

Updated: May 10

I wanted to uncover one of my latest projects in Newtownards. The improvements to this home include an extension to create an open plan Kitchen / Dining Family Room, also converting the attached garage to provide a new Master Bedroom with Ensuite.


The changes proposed will certainly turn this chalet bungalow into a fantastic modernised home, maximising the views over Stangford Lough and that's the brilliance of Belvedere Road!


Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Concept Drawing by GT Building Design

Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Proposed Rear Elevation

The proposed rear extension with full height glazing and a Velux Vario flat glass rooflight will provide lots of natural light to the new open plan Kitchen / Dining / Family room.


Given the drop down to the existing garden levels a raised patio provided for outdoor dining and entertaining.


Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Existing Rear Elevation

Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Proposed Ground Floor Plan

Ground Floor Proposals:

  • New entrance door with fully glazed sidelight.

  • Internal wall between Kitchen and Dining taken down to provide open plan living.

  • Downstairs WC.

  • Kitchen and Dining area extended with lots of glazing.

  • Velux Vario flat glass rooflight.

  • New Kitchen.

  • Raised patio, accessed from the family room through the sliding doors.

  • Outdoor dining and entertainment area.

  • Attached garage converted into a Master Bedroom with Ensuite.

  • Garage door replaced with a window.

  • Boiler in garage renewed with an outdoor cabin pack system.


Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Existing Ground Floor Plan

Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Proposed Front Elevation

On the proposed front elevation the garage door replaced with a bedroom window. New entrance door and sidelight renewed.


Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Existing Front Elevation

Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Proposed Side Elevation

The extension allowed us to introduce tall glazing, lots of natural light and increasing the size of the open plan family room. Maximising the vews towards Strangford Lough was also one of the goals here.


Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design
Existing Side Elevation

Thanks for looking and please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss ways of improving your home. I'd be more than happy to offer my advice, no obligation. Glenn





Planning Portal NI | Extension and Garage Conversion by GT Building Design

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