11 Walford Cottage

North Curry, Somerset

We were invited by the new owners of this semi-detached 1930’s house to create a proposal for a two storey extension and complete renovation. The brief was to try and retain the 1930’s appearance whilst upgrading the buildings insulation and mechanical electrical systems to modern standards. The house is surrounded by a conservation area and this had an impact on the scope of the proposals with the local planners. The south elevation was always the designed principle elevation but the north elevation on which you approach from the driveway is designated principal elevation for planning purposes. This meant that we needed to consider subservience whilst trying to keep the hipped and catslide roofing elements linking successfully to the existing.

The existing house features exterior insulation and k-render system, a PV solar system provides electricity and in times of surplus is diverted to the hot water system. Sun tunnels have been used with great effect to light the landing and bedroom corridors. Electric powered Velux rooflights help keep the new kitchen and study area cool by opening and closing automatically.

The project was finished off with a new double garage and driveway. The existing kitchen has now become the main entrance hall but the clients have kept the original range as a focal feature!

Date: July 2018

Client: Private

Status: Completed

Location: North Curry, Somerset [Taunton Deane Borough Council]

Services: Architectural Design, Planning, Building Regulation Package

Design Team: re-DSGN Ltd [Architectural Design], Julian Burrows Ltd [Structural Engineers], Colman Builders Ltd [Main Contractors]

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