Crafting A Home
Replacement Dwelling, Newdigate, Surrey
A new dwelling was designed on the site of the clients old 1950s bungalow. They wanted to improve their family life with a larger, more energy efficient home. The client originally looked at renovating the existing dwelling. However, after a lot of research it was decided that a new dwelling would be more sensible and economical.
Starting from scratch enabled the client to correct the mistakes of the old property as well as get his family’s dream house. One part of this dream was a large, open plan living area, later to be known as the ‘Great Hall’ containing a high vaulted ceiling and panelled glass walls.
After much negotiation, compromise and alterations, the house was eventually designed to be built in a two stage process. Breaking the process into two satisfied all of the planning requirements and enabled the client to have his dream home.
• Use of locally sourced, natural, low maintenance and durable materials.
• Under floor heating and natural insulation.
• Natural ventilation.
• Rainwater harvesting.
• Wood burning stove.
• Solar thermal panels.
• Low flush toilets.
Build Cost: £500k
Photography By: Alistair Nicholls