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Modernisation of country house

This existing two story, three-bedroom house is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The clients wanted to explore the potential of the existing house and look at alternative extension designs to improve the layout of the reception spaces and increase the number of bedrooms.

We also looked at different treatments of the external finishes, producing alternatives for a traditional appearance and more modern ones.

The existing layouts were reconfigured to open up the ground floor space to become open plan, incorporating the kitchen, dining and living areas. The clients wanted plenty of natural light and the ability to connect the interior space with the terrace via sliding doors.

The clients also wanted to insulate and re-clad the building to improve the energy efficiency as well as installing solar panels and batteries so they could become more energy self-sufficient.

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