Architect: Brian Watts
Project Completed: December 2018
The proposal was to replace the existing dwelling with an improved dwelling in terms of both design and accommodation.
The construction is a mix of traditional walling of brick and flint, and timber frame – an oak truss arrangement with open ceilings to give a sense of space clad with oak boarding and slate roof, typical of properties in the vicinity. This manifests itself externally within as a simple vernacular cottage in scale, form and materials whilst the gable end bay window provides a detail feature that similarly makes good use of the westerly aspect.
The proposal also included a double garage. An oak frame structure over a brick plinth wall with oak boarding to be left untreated to weather naturally, under a clay plain tile roof to match the house. This is designed as a simply structure with roof shape to reflect the local vernacular style with full hip one end.