Timber Shack, is a fairly typical 4 bed end of terrace Victorian house in Islington, London, with an original layout on the ground floor. Like many clients, Kate and Matt wanted to open up the ground floor and add a side rear extension, so dining area, living area and kitchen were in the same open plan space, with a link to the garden. Every project encounters problems, but this project had more problems than I have ever seen, from Brexit to a global pandemic. We only got through it, because we were a united team – Client, builder and Architect. The project was only made possible because of everyone’s can do attitude.