The original house on the site was suffering from subsidence, due to the ground conditions, so following an assessment by the client’s insurance company, it was decided to replace it completely with a purpose built house to suit the client’s particular needs.
Following an appraisal of the existing site features, I produced designs to take advantage of the orientation and the existing pond and also to create a unique building that justified the position and location.
The accommodation was designed so that all the principle rooms overlook the pond and also receive sunlight, including the first floor balcony.
The whole house was built with a full structural timber frame on specialist foundations.
This was originally a small bungalow which was extended and remodelled to create a 5 bedroomed house and attached garage.
It was extended to the client's requirements. They also wished to change the appearance to a more contemporary style.
Redundant farms buildings were converted and completely remodelled to provide holiday 'lets'
as part of a 'farm complex' providing accommodation for horse riding and rural based activities.
This was a 'run-down' farmhouse which was extended and refurbished both internally and externally to provide a 'modern' family home for the owners with 'open-plan' ground floor accommodation and four en suite bedrooms to the first floor.
This was a small bungalow which was extended to the rear and a new roof and first floor added. The site is just within the 'Green Belt' so negotiations with the planners were protracted as they wished to restrict the proposals, however a successful outcome was eventually achieved
Originally on this site, near the centre of Ringwood, stood a dilapidated cottage. However as the site is within the Ringwood Conservation Area the local authority would have preferred the cottage to be retained and refurbished.
A detailed survey and condition report was therefore compiled to show that this was not feasible and was accepted by the planning officers.
However the officers were concerned that the replacement building be in keeping with the local area. Therefore, in order to obtain planning permission, a building of a similar size and style was designed.
By skilful design and careful planning it was possible to incorporate two houses within the scheme that was proposed, both two storey and both with a rear garden, but avoiding the appearance of normal semi detached houses.
The owner of the original house on the site wished to develop it to provide two flats to take advantage of the sea views and coastal location.
This was done by extending to the front and the rear to provide two two bedroomed flats with a beach facing balcony to the first floor flat was also provided a covered entrance area to the ground floor flat.
The building was remodelled in a contemporary style with a new finish to the external walls and new roofing.
Originally a small bungalow, the owners wished to extend and remodel it to suit their own needs. They also wished to change the external appearance and the interior style to make it more contemporary.
The property was therefore completely remodelled and extensions added to increase the ground floor accommodation and provide a new first floor.
Planning Permission was achieved at the first attempt and the work carried out by a local builder.
The completed house was then featured in the Bournemouth Borough Council’s 2008 Design Guide on House Extensions under the Section Inspirational Design.
This is a new house built near the centre of Milford on Sea and in the Conservation Area. It has a mainly 'open plan' interior to the ground floor and two bedrooms to the first floor
Due to its location the local authority planning and conservation officers restricted the height of the building , hence the single storey element and the 'rooms in the roof ' design to the larger section.
In order to further reduce the impact of the new building it was finished with contrasting finishes i.e. brickwork and timber cladding
The lighthouse built as a ‘Millenium’ project funded by a group of local residents and yachtsmen in collaboration with the Montagu Family and the Beaulieu Estate.
The aim was to build a new local feature and provide a navigational aid to sailors entering the Beaulieu River from the Solent
It was designed in a traditional style and is located in a prominent position near to Lepe Beach. It is now a new local landmark and it also performs the intended function.