Can’t believe i have not been able to get to my blog since last September! This thing called work and now a nearly 2 year old daughter seem to get in the way…
2012 was a good year mainly with lots of projects coming on board and good planning permissions being obtained for clients old and new… I have seen a sharp rise in extensions over the last couple of years and where these were perhaps frowned upon in years gone by, the exact opposite is now the case and some of the projects i have got my hands on are fantastic. I like to call them remodels rather than simply an extension as you really need to think a little outside the box nowadays and go the extra mile in terms of how you add extra space to buildings successfully both in terms of spatial flow and also cohesive architecture.
This project for example is currently in for planning at Babergh District Council in Suffolk and proposes significant extensions (remodels!) in oak frame to a 19th Century linear Suffolk cottage and whilst it would appear ambitious, i have designed it to be complementary to the host dwelling whilst at the same time creating a home that has exciting contemporary open plan layouts and large elements of glazing to promote natural solar gain.
We have a little fight on our hands with the council but i am 100% convinced this is a good scheme which will preserve the life of this house for much longer than it would have been if left to its own devices and ultimately fall into disrepair through neglect. I look forward to updating you further as we go through the planning process with a decision due in March