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We worked carefully with our client and the planning department to propose an innovative and contemporary dwelling on a cramped sloping garden site in the centre of this Historic Breckland Town. It was essential that the building was respectful of its local built environment and conservation area of mostly flint and brick dwellings in terms of height and scale, but that it also provided a contemporary aesthetic in keeping with modern times. Hidden behind a historic wall along this quiet street, the dwelling is a striking form of modern architecture, rendered in a crisp white with vertical larch cladding.
The design features an overhanging front gable which serves as a car port and turning circle, along with large picture windows and a sedum planted roof. High energy values have been a major consideration of this home, with the inclusion of energy efficient technology and high levels of insulation. The interior presents interesting spaces which are complimented by elongated windows and intriguing vistas which reveal themselves as you move through the building.
The build which was undertaken on behalf of our client by Clayland Homes, presented technical challenges such as underground floors, complex retaining walls, drainage and access restraints due to the narrow street. Our team were able to resolve these issues, with the build expected to be completed in early 2018.