Work has just completed on a simple but effective extension to a semi-detached house in Collinswood off Collins Avenue in Dublin's northside. A pair of roof windows centrally placed over the french doors give a semi-conservatory effect while minimizing heat loss. The ceiling profile in the extension area was raised to further contribute to the spacious and bright effect. A pair of window seats were created at either side of the french doors to facilitate daytime book reading. The increased view of the rear garden has the added effect of increasing the perception of space and helping the Indian sandstone terrace feel part of the extended room. The project also involved the construction of a front porch and refurbishment of 2 bathrooms. The clients expressed delight at both the design and the overall efficiency and skill of the contractor Karl Gray Construction.