After two unsuccessful applications by others, Deacon + Richardson were appointed to design our clients a new home in their rear garden. Our brief was to design a three-bedroom modern home which would sit neatly within this back land site on Crescent Drive South.
To minimise the impact on neighbouring properties, we devised a design for a single-story home with a low-pitched roof. The plan comprises an ‘L’ shaped layout, with one wing dedicated to the bedrooms and the other to the living spaces. These wings surround a lawned garden, featuring a patio and extensive glazing. Furthermore, bi-fold doors connect the interior and exterior spaces. Our proposal utilises common and robust materials, with a strong emphasis on contemporary detailing. To accommodate the low roof pitch, we opted for the use of fibre cement slates. Exposed timber rafters and fascias complement these. In addition, the external walls are to be white render. This is a common material for the area and will sit above an engineering brick plinth. A new dedicated access road is also part of the scheme, leading to dedicated parking.
The sustainability credentials of this new home were also considered. As well as a PV solar array, water harvesting and an enhanced fabric performance, we designed the dwelling to be fully adaptable and accessible. This design approach not only ensures energy efficiency but also guarantees the home’s effective use for many years to come.
Why not have a look at this completed back land house on Grantham Road.
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