Project: Low Energy Replacement Dwelling
Location: Horsford, Norwich
Status: Planning approved
We have received Planning Approval for this replacement dwelling close to Horsford in Norfolk. The existing site contained a tired 1980s detached dwelling, sitting in an awkward location, tight up agianst the eastern boundary.
The replacement dwelling has been designed to be reminiscent of a complex of farm buildings, with a single two storey barn-style mass, connected via a glazed link to a lower single storey volume. A detached double garage completes the grouping. The new dwelling has been set back into the site, providing a parking and entrance area, and allowing the building to better address the west facing garden.
The single storey block houses the main kitchen, dining and living spaces, and benefits from south and westerly views, and garden connections. The house has been designed around solar principles, with the non habitable and least used rooms positioned on the north and east sides, and the living spaces and bedrooms on the south and west, to make the most of the light and views. The roofs overhang the walls on the south and west elevations, ensuring that glazing to these elevations are shaded from direct sun during the warm months.