The brief for this project was a replacement for an ill-conceived 1970’s extension. The client wanted to enlarged kitchen to address the garden. Three good-sized reception rooms. Oak frame to master bedroom. Regency drawing room
- Maximising the use of natural daylight within the building core.
- The building had a very high water table.
- The development size was restricted to 50% increase to the original building.
SOLUTIONS & SUCCESSES:
- The building does not look imposing from the road but becomes more impressive as it is approached.
- The floor area is maximized by very careful detailing enabling the wall thickness to be minimized.
- Well thought-out and generous spaces have been created whilst preserving the cottage character and scale.
- Excellent purpose-made joinery designed by Cyma.
- Very difficult structural problems involving high water table and no existing foundations overcome in an aesthetically pleasing manner and at very modest cost.