When we were first asked to take a look at this property we found a rather unattractive 1970s house, but it had a fantastic location within a conservation area in the heart of a much sought-after historic village.
The house was built from machine-made red-multi bricks beneath a concrete tiled roof. There were also areas of timber cladding which was painted white, whilst window frames were timber stained dark brown. In short, it was of an age and ripe for sympathetic renovation.
There were a number of listed properties nearby, together with buildings ‘of local note’ hence planning constraints to be carefully negotiated. Our clients wanted to extend and enhance the building in order to improve not only its appearance but also the contribution it would make to its wider setting.
A more appropriate brick was used in the construction of a two storey extension providing a kitchen / dining room and master bedroom suite.
A further storey extension and remaining brick elements were rendered, while an existing garage wing was clad with painted timber and its roof space converted to provide additional accommodation. The roof was re-tiled with clay plain tiles throughout and windows were replaced with thermally efficient painted timber windows.
Major renovations, internal reconfiguration and extensions have given the house a new lease of life and enhanced the centre of the village for all.