Posts Tagged ‘Leigh Brooks’
Thursday, November 28th, 2013
A naturally sloping site nestled within a clearing and surrounded by woodland covered under a blanket Tree Preservation Order and within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality presents its own challenges.
The scheme is the redesign of an earlier approved more modest dwelling that we achieved planning for on behalf of a private client following an original refusal of planning by previous owners of the site which ultimately lead to the imposition of the tree Preservation Order before our clients purchased the site.
The site itself is set within the wooded gardens to the rear of the clients own home and is accessed via a new driveway from the north which winds its way through the trees and sweeps round to approach the house from the imposing southern elevation. The design presents a low, single storey elevation to the north with the lower floor cut in to the slope of the site while the mono-pitch roof allows the southern elevation to maximise on the views and sunlight filtered through the trees.
Monday, November 25th, 2013
A Section 73 Planning Permission was granted last week by Waverley Borough Council for the construction of a new 5,500sqft contemporary house set on a sloping site within the BE3 Area of Special Environmental Quality in Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey.
The house is being constructed for a private client and is a redesign of the more modest proposals originally granted planning following a successful appeal in September 2012 which can be seen here.
Thursday, November 14th, 2013
The Planning Inspectorate today allowed our Appeal and granted planning permission for a new house we designed for small development firm Gariand Homes on a site on Shortheath Road, Farnham, Surrey.
The four bedroom, two storey home is around 1,900sqft and is designed with low eaves to provide a transition from the larger two storey properties on Shortheath Road to the chalet style bungalows on Ford Lane behind. This approach was deemed unsatisfactory by Waverley Borough Council’s Planning Department but was accepted by the Appeal Inspector.
Construction to start on BWP Architects designed Contemporary new homes on The Shrave, Four Marks, Hants
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Construction work is shortly to start on the BWP Architects designed pair of Contemporary new houses on a piece of woodland just off The Shrave in Four Marks, Hampshire.
Originally designed for a private client and his parents the project has recently been sold on to a developer who is now intending to build out the project for the open market. Further details and images can be seen on our projects page here.
Monday, September 9th, 2013
The ground floor steel frame and Mantle Panel SIPs system have been completed for the ground floor in less than three weeks and we are now moving on to the first floor Mantle Panels. We should be up to roof level in just two more weeks!
In the foreground of the photograph below you can see the 220mm thick Mantle Panels which form the complete external envelope including insulation and structure! With a u-value of just 0.1W/msqK and air-permeability results down to 1.0 they are not only fast and cost-effective but also incredibly environmentally friendly. On top of that, the interlocking nature of the panels allows for complex designs with cantilevers, stepped facades etc to be readily achieved.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Following several month of painstaking searches, empty promises and rejected samples a contractor capable of producing the finished self-coloured roughcast rendering texture the client required has been found, www.externalrendering.net, and work is finally underway on the the last of the main work items for the remodelling project in Chipstead. The render company are using K-Rend‘s through-coloured silicone proprietary roughcast render system.
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Waverley Borough Council today granted Full Planning Permission for this new 3,300sqft Contemporary Dwelling for a private client within the BE3 Area of Special Environmental Quality in Farnham.
Surrounded by trees the new house will be constructed using the Mantle Panel Building System of SIPs which provide external wall U-values down at 0.1W/msqK (only one third of Building Regulations maximum) and Air Permeability Rates of just 1.0m.cu/h/msq (10% of Building Regulation requirements). Overall, the CO2 emissions from the property will be more than 25% lower than Building Regulation requirements despite the extensive glazing and without the need to resort to expensive renewable technologies such as PV panels, solar thermal or ground source heat pumps.
Construction is due to start on site later this year.