Approval was granted to demolish the existing post 1st World War house and replace it with a modern vernacular home.
Sited in a conservation area this was a very challenging application due to its traditional setting next to two further similar historic houses. The scheme evolved through a number of planning applications, including two approvals over the course of two years and intensive negotiations between the conservation office, the Architects and the client to reach a design that was favourable to all. The outcome is a self-build, sustainable, low energy home suited to the clients aspirations.
WDA sensitively designed the residence to reflect it's neighbouring properties. The relationship to the two remaining timber-clad cottages is achieved by maintaining the same roof pitch, chimney design, stepped ridge height, dark timber cladding, metal roof and street scene. However the new house is 50% larger than the existing property, with the new floor area sited predominately to the rear to maintain the scale of the front of the house.