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Planning Permission submitted for another new timberframe home

A Full Planning Application has been submitted this week for this 6,000sqft new home in Surrey.

The design process has been a real learning curve for us on this project after the client asked for the house to be designed on the Principals of Vastu, an ancient Indian architectural proportioning and well-being system.

A 9×9 grid, completely square footprint, large two-storey central atrium, clear lines of sight through critical parts of the building, rules defining everything from chakra points, stair positions, toilet orientation, bed directions, percentages of window to wall opening (different on different parts of the building!), incoming services positions etc etc have meant careful planning and a host of decisions which have resulted in a clear floor plan.