A sustainable refurbishment and extension of a 1960s house sat on a gem of a site on the edge of an Oxford woodland. A new pitched volume was added to complement the existing house and create a contemporary living space that connects with the site. Generous glazing engages with the ever-changing woodland backdrop. The existing house was over clad with insulation before being finished in vertical larch cladding with easter white cedar shingles which would pale with time and left untreated to match the extension. Triple glazing and corrugated tin roofs create a dialogue between the two volumes.