Four Bedroom House With Challenging Planning Application
Our client approached us having explored various self-build routes, including looking at German kit manufacturers as well as oak framing companies. Their plans to build their family home on a plot of land within a Conservation Area had begun to run into problems and they appointed Complete Oak Home to develop their design and to support the planning application process.
The house itself has an open plan kitchen, living and dining area on the ground floor, with separate children’s playroom, study, and utility room. Our clients wanted the aesthetic of oak in the open plan area, but with a more contemporary feel and without being a full structural oak frame. The master bedroom has an ensuite and dressing area. The guest room has an ensuite and there is are a further 2 bedrooms plus a family bathroom.
Like many of the sites and planning applications we deal with, this one wasn’t entirely straight forward, falling within a Conservation Area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition, the site is in a residential area with several houses overlooking it. One of the key planning issues was to prove that the house doesn’t impede the right to light of the neighbours. Despite the challenges, planning was successfully obtained in July 2018 and our clients requested we continue to support them through the rest of their self-build project.
We went on to develop all the technical drawings required for building regulations and then negotiated a fixed-price contract with a local main contractor to carry out the build. We continued to support our clients throughout the build, which was completed in 2019.