Title: The Butts
Location: Frome
Client: Private
Project: New House
This is a restricted  and awkward plot in Frome. Unfortunately the previous architects had failed to gain planning permission from Mendip District Council. We addressed the planning concerns of overlooking by partially sinking the building down into the ground so it appears single storey from the front and two storey from the rear – affectively an underground house opening onto a courtyard garden. The sustainable house is well insulated and constructed from a combination of a lightweight timber frame and the high thermal mass of masonry. Renewable energy is provided by PV panels. The design of the modern one off town house provides a contemporary and attractive contrast to the unimpressive and dated styles in the street scene. The house was featured with NASBA at ecobuild and displayed at the Bath and South West Homebuilding and Renovating Show. Contact us for your free tickets.

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