The clients had previously tried to obtain approval to extend their bungalow without success, they then approached us to look at their site and provide a solution. They required a private home which maximised countryside views and natural light with a number of internal and external entertaining spaces for their family and friends. The design also needed to include an attached annexe for an elderly family member who required wheelchair accessible accommodation.
To overcome the volume and height limitation for the site, we proposed a replacement dwelling scheme rather than extending the existing dwelling. We removed the wasted volume located within the pitched roof of the bungalow and translated the volume to use more efficiently into a 2-storey flat roof dwelling, which actually reduced the overall height compared to the existing property.
The planning application received unanimous approval at committee, commenting on the high-quality, very well-considered contemporary design which would be a great addition to the local area.