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Planning Permission granted for Contemporary New Home in Farnham

Planning Permission was granted today by Waverley Borough Council for a new Contemporary Home in Farnham. Construction of this Passivhaus level home is due to start on site towards the end of summer this year. More details can be found on the Contemporary Homes project pages here.



Contemporary New Dwelling in Farnham, Surrey

A naturally sloping site nestled between trees within Farnham’s Area of Special Environmental Quality is always a challenge, particularly when the client wishes to replace an existing house with a highly contemporary design.

For more photographs and floor plans please download the project brochure.

This 3,300sqft design was submitted to Waverley Borough Council in November 2012 and takes advantage of the central plateau of the site. Designed as a sculptural piece within sylvan landscape the proposed replacement dwelling is based on the concept of a ‘broken box’. The client’s aspirations were to take the now “traditional” white render box of contemporary designs and subvert it; pulling the rendered box apart to expose the timber core within. The design takes advantage of the wide frontage offered by the plot and the southerly aspect by placing the main day-to-day living spaces on the south façade, leaving more ancillary spaces to the north façade.

Using the Mantle Panel System SIPs building system which provides a U-value of 0.1 W/msqk and an air-permeability level of 1.0 allows for a highly energy efficient scheme which maximises standard glazing and open plan spaces with minimal need for columns and steel beams.

Photographs (c) Matt Chisnall

Contemporary new home in Farnham nears completion

Works are nearing completion on the contemporary new home in Farnham, Surrey by main contractors Econvery Ltd.


Planning Application submitted for first Private Passivhaus in Farnham


An application for Planning Permission for a Contemporary new home in Farnham was submitted to Waverley Borough Council earlier this month. Designed to Passivhaus standards this is likely to be the first private Passivhaus in Waverley. With no other certified private Passivhaus homes in Surrey this would also be one of the first within the whole of the south-east of England.

BRM Materials

BRM Planning Scheme Rear 1

Passivhaus Map May 2104


London Borough of Bromley approve new detached houses adjacent to Conservation Area


The Planning Committee at the London Borough of Bromley last night approved Planning Permission for a two large new detached dwellings for our client Tkei Homes on a site adjacent to the Sundridge Avenue Conservation Area.

Contemporary 5,500sqft Detached Home on woodland sloping site in Farnham, Surrey


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.

Planning Permission Granted for Contemporary Dwelling in Farnham Surrey

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.



Planning Appeal Won for New House in Farnham, Surrey

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

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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.


Works progressing well on Contemporary New Home in Farnham, Surrey

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.


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