Anthony and Darren bought a 1.3 acre plot that came with planning permission for a mock Tudor house with small windows, but they wanted to change the design. In particular, they wanted the house to feature glass on the gable end, so they could enjoy the view of the protected woodland at the end of the garden.
They chose to have plans drawn up but not to use an architect to manage the whole project, this meant they had to make a lot of decisions themselves. It was a nail biting race to get the new planning passed before the original consent lapsed and they achieved this with just days to spare.
The frame was raised in a week and Anthony and Darren were thrilled to see the instant results. Three weeks later, the frame was wrapped in Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and once the glazing was added it took their property to the wind and watertight phase of their project.
The finished gable end, in the master bedroom, is truly spectacular with a wall of glass framed by solid oak and a door opening onto a balcony with the woods beyond.