About the project
The private house, located within an historic parkland setting is surrounded by mature ornamental trees.
The commission consisted of removing a single-storey brick-built garage and replacing with a two storey contemporary addition to add space at the rear of the existing house, and provide views to the rear gardens.
The project uses a steel frame and insulated concrete block structure clad with Western Red Cedar. The Cedar is left untreated so it can grey in colour over time and be in keeping with the woodland setting and adjoining properties.
The project was successful awarded a Wood Award and recognised for the excellent design, which transforms a modest dormer bungalow into a contemporary home with wonderful views to the tree landscape surrounding the site.