Planning permission has been obtained to replace a detached 1930’s brick and pebbledash building set in a large site with a number of scattered outbuildings. The existing property is unsuitable for habitation due to its location on low-lying land susceptible to flooding and its inefficient, outdated construction.
The site is in a sensitive location alongside the River Kennet and adjacent to a conservation area. The existing house and a number of substantial outbuildings will be demolished and their volume consolidated in order to provide a replacement dwelling and detached carport building with a home office at first floor. An attractive brick lean-to boundary building will be retained for garden storage and repaired to enhance the boundary of the conservation area.
The new home will provide four large bedrooms and open plan living at ground floor. A country aesthetic has been chosen with wooden windows, oak feature elements (including an entrance porch and garden room) and composite slate roof tiles. Elevations will be rendered and the construction will feature a number of sustainable technologies.