Status: Completed 2016
Key Materials: Painted steel frame, Cedar cladding, Ashlar walling, Aluminium framed glass sliding doors
Occupying a hillside site with good views south over Bradford on Avon, this intricate project proved challenging due to the extent of structural works required to support the existing house above. Fortunate timing meant that our client was able to make use of the contractor who had recently completed a similarly challenging project at Cornbury Mill as well as sharing his desire to achieve high standards of finish.
The uncompromising design removes a lower section of bay window and replaces it with a larger, heavily glazed extension and wrap around slot window which allows natural light to penetrate deep into the house. Internal reorganisation provides much improved open plan living, dining and kitchen areas, facilitated by the installation of a fire resistant glazed screen and new timber staircase to the upper levels. The result is a light and bright multi-purpose room where the family spend much of their time together, providing a new direct and open relationship between house and garden.
Location: Langridge, Bath
Key Materials: Steel support structure, Oak shutters and doors, Biomass heating system
Status: Completed 2013
Key Materials: Insulated render, Aluminium framed triple track sliding door system, frameless glass roof light, patent glazing
Location: Westbury Park, Bristol
Status: Completed 2010
Key Materials: Cedar shingles, Composite timber, Aluminium window system
Location: Box, Wiltshire
Client: Hardy House Gallery
Status: Phase 1 Complete
Key Materials: Bath Stone, Galvanised Steel, Patent glazing, Resin Concrete flooring, Ash timber flooring.
Hardy House was short listed for the AJ Retrofit Awards 2014
Location: Bathwick, Bath
Status: Completed 2012
Key Materials: Western Red Cedar, White brick, Blue engineering brick
Status: Completed 2015
Key Materials: Douglas fir, Western red cedar
The site is located on the outskirts of Bath within the Greenbelt, we created a design which both preserves and enhances the surrounding environment, converting and extending a former garage. The use of a green roof and materials sympathetic to the original dwelling allowed the annexe to become a complementary addition to the site.
Location: Devizes, Wiltshire
Status: Completed 2015
Key Materials: Brick, Timber, Steel
Our approach was to undertake a sympathetic renovation, stripping back recent alterations and opening up the floorplan to let in more daylight.This simple architectural intervention transformed the interior by providing a light and airy open plan living space, aided by the use of light finishes throughout. Major challenges were overcome during construction including a high water table, significant roof structure repairs, and the reconstruction of a substantial masonry chimney breast. These were addressed in a collaborative fashion by the design team and contractor, assisted by the clients’ understanding approach and trust in their professional advisors. The house is transformed on the inside but little altered externally. It remains a gem and as charming as it always was, but now the interiors are clean, warm, light and a joy to be in.
Lead cladding, Bath stone, Ashlar, Brick, Steel
Location: Sydney Buildings, Bath
Key Materials: Bath Stone, Patinated Zinc