This isolated Arts and Crafts house was originally built at the turn of the 20th Century and is nestled within Grade II Listed wooded grounds.
The project reconfigures the detached property with low cost, high impact alterations, a complete sustainability overhaul as well as a number of small extensions to suit modern family life. A single storey, triple aspect extension to the existing house will merge the boundary between the warm, cosy inside and the surrounding woodland beyond.
The existing veranda is to be extended to wrap around the south-west elevation to create a new, covered external seating space overlooking the landscape beyond. An external timber boardwalk will provide additional seating and living space for family life to spill out into newly landscaped gardens.
The house will be externally insulated and triple glazed, as well as re-roofed in traditional timber shingles. An air source heat pump and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery will be provided with solar panels planned to generate on-site electricity.
A second phase of works is proposed that includes turning existing outbuildings into a new build Passivhaus home under the Paragraph 84 clause (previously Paragraph 80).
The project will soon be submitted for full planning permission.