An existing 3 bedroom chalet bungalow set in mature gardens had come to the end of its usable life and thus the economical resolution was to demolish and start again.
The project in itself was interesting given that the site is situated in a semi-rural location and that any alterations would trigger RD2 calculations; limiting what an applicant can and cannot do under planning law.
BESPRAK has a lot of experience dealing with such planning issues and came to a suitable solution that both client and local authority were keen to explore.
Although limiting in potential that this project could have delivered on, respect had to be given to adhere to strict planning guidelines; yet the re-development still fell beneath the permitted 40% increase.
The brief was simple; modern yet traditional, and with decent eco-credentials to boot. The resultant ended with a 5 bedroom, 3 en-suites dwelling with 3 large receptions rooms mostly open-plan and vaulted internally with external facades respecting traditional architectural merits of the area.
The internal finish reflected the dwelling’s geographical location and quality had hierarchy over cost and time.
The project made use of ground-sourced heat pumps, renewable solar panels, re-cycled insulation and the fabric pushed over 40% of the building regulations requirements.