We were delighted to even get involved on this job in the first place. It is a replacement dwelling situation in a great rural Essex village and is located facing the village green and the River Cam so to say this was always going to be a difficult one is an understatement!
The clients had some really good ideas on what they wanted to achieve and with the help of PJT Design, we have created what will truly be one of the best houses in the locality. A very bespoke design has been produced because not only did the clients have high expectations but also the existing dwelling is in a conservation area which in terms of policy means that it will always be difficult to justify its replacement. We worked closely with Uttlesford Distrct Council and presented a watertight case in terms of justification for a replacement dwelling and we have officially received full planning approval this week.
The house is going to be constructed with our good friends at Oakwrights and will feature a full oak frame throughout.
This will be a very good looking house when finished and we will be documenting the build process through early 2009 so keep checking back to my blog for further details in coming months.