Posts Tagged ‘architects somerset’

Self Build House, Bath

Title: The Timber House Project: New Self Build Sustainable Home Location: Leigh on Mendip, Bath, Somerset Client: Private This is a modern take on replacing an existing single storey bungalow with a two storey dormer bungalow with 3 bedrooms. Whilst the house is set in the countryside and outside development limits the planners approved the larger house. The […]


Barn Conversion, Bath

Project: Barn Conversion Location: Holcombe, Bath Client: Private A traditional Somerset barn converted into a dwelling.  To satisfy planners and conservation changes had to be kept minimal in respect of its historic location close to a Listed Church. However an attractive and functional open plan dwelling was created through alterations and with the addition of a first […]


The Wing Barn Conversion

Project: Barn Conversion Title: The Wing Barn Location: Leigh on Mendip, Somerset Client: Developer A traditional Somerset stone barn with side wings converted into residential accommodation.  The integrity of the original barn winged section was kept and used as an interesting shape to create a modern contemporary dwelling with glazed corners. Bedrooms were created through the introduction of a […]


Passivhaus, Bristol

Title: The Passivhaus House Project: Four Oaks, New Sustainable Home Location: Nailsea, North Somerset Client: Private The first Passivhaus sustainable home built in North Somerset. Timber frame construction with well insulated walls and roof achieve a high performance thermal value of at least 0.12 W/m2K. Air tightness is no greater than 0.6 air changes / hr @ […]


Agricultural Building Conversion

Project: Barn Conversion Title: Cribhouse Farm Location: Wedmore, Somerset Client: Developer Under the new National Planning Policy for General Permitted Development Order [GPDO] we are about to convert this existing agricultural barn into a new contemporary two storey dwelling without the need for planning permission. Planning permission tripled the value of the land and has proved to be worthwhile […]


Hotel, Bruton

Title: Coombe Farm Location: Bruton, Somerset Client: On The Brook Project: Boutique Hotel Listed Building and Planning Permission secured for the conversion of a farmhouse and a collection of barns in Bruton, Somerset, into a country house boutique hotel with a cafe and shop.


Barn Conversion, Somerset

Project: Barn Conversion Title: Orchard Barn Location: Ashcott, Somerset Client: Private Under the new National Planning Policy for General Permitted Development Order [GPDO] we are about to convert an existing agricultural barn into a new contemporary dwelling of 450 sqm without the need for planning permission. The regulations are complex and are being interpreted in different ways by […]


Extension, Bath

Project: Extension to Existing House Title: Cranhill Location: Bath Client: Private A modern extension to a 1970’s house in Bath. The ‘wrap around’ design replaces a number of smaller ad hoc extensions to bring the house visually together and give a contemporary design uplift in appearance. Generous open plan living space is created with a kitchen and eating area […]


Eco House, Somerset

Project: New Sustainable Home Title: The Curved Underground House Location: Oakhill, Somerset Client: Private These images are designs for a new sustainable home located on a hillside, in a woodland setting, with wonderful panoramic views of the open countryside. From this prominent position the glazing to the front makes the most of this fantastic view point. The plan of […]


Garden Office, Bath

Title: The Summerhouse Project: Four Oaks, New Sustainable Home Location: Nailsea, North Somerset Client: Private A popular alternative to an extension this summerhouse in the garden provides a separate annex for both living and working. With good insulation and underfloor heating and a shower room the office can also be used as a self contained guest room for […]


Self Build, Shepton Mallet

Title: Grumbles Farm Location: Shepton Mallet, Somerset Client: Private Project: New Self Build House Detailed Planning Permission was granted in 2010 for a new three storey, 5 bedroom timber frame sustainable home on the development limits of a village in the Mendips. The site is in a great location with picturesque views of the open countryside. Constructed of local […]


New House, Frome

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 […]


Extension, Bath

Title: Somerfoss Location: Oakhill, Bath Client: Private Project: Residential Extensions A contemporary extension to a 1970’s house tucked away in a village setting.The new glass extension ‘wings’ provide an exciting new entrance and kitchen with spectacular views of the extensive gardens. More importantly it works well with the existing architect designed modernist house, whilst adding a dynamic contemporary edge […]


The Old Chapel, Bath, Somerset

Project: Chapel Conversion Title: The Old Chapel Location: Stoke St Michael, Bath, Somerset Client: Private Known as the Old Chapel, in the rural Mendip village of Stoke St Michael in Somerset, the project involved the conversion, conservation and refurbishment of the existing Methodist Chapel and Sunday School into architect’s offices and family home. The work entailed the sensitive […]


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Cafe, Frome

Title: Cafe at the Park Project: Restoration and Refurbishment Location: Victoria Park, Frome Client: Frome Town Council The restoration and refurbishment of an Edwardian former tea house in Victoria Park in Frome, Somerset. The existing building was bricked up and in a very poor state having been redundant for many years until Frome Town Council wanted to regenerate Victoria […]


Bungalow Remodel, Somerset

Title: Greenacres Location: Glastonbury, Somerset Client: Private Project: Remodelling of an existing bungalow Planning permission was received for extensive alterations and remodelling of this bungalow in the open countryside of North Wootton. The clients purchased the property in 2009 as part of successful ‘Greenacres Campsite’ that is listed in the Cool Camping Guide and is used […]


New House, Longleat

Title: Oak Location: East Woodlands, Longleat Client: Private Project: New House A new traditional stone, render and timber cottage designed and built as a modern sustainable home. The site is fantastic – adjacent to the Longleat Estate it has great views over an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An ancient oak tree acts as its namesake and […]


House Renovation, Yeovil

Title: North Hill Farm Location: Yeovil, Somerset Client: Private Project: Residential Refurbishment A major renovation of an old historic farm house into a large country house. Outbuildings and extensions include a new garage, gym, wine store, home office and an additional second floor. Also a new kitchen, bathrooms and ensuites and additional bedrooms have been added. The house was re […]


Conversion, Somerset

Title: The Old Chapel Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset Client: Private Project: Residential Conversion The conversion of a chapel into an Architect’s dream home – a life long ambition recently completed. A huge three storey high open plan space gave us a blank canvas for the interior design. The challenge was to get the right balance to accommodate […]


Listed Building Refurbishment

  Title: The Georgian House Project: Listed Building Refurbishment Location: Stoke St Michael, Bath, Somerset Client: Private Detailed Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for the refurbishment and restoration of a Georgian House. The Conservation Officer initially objected to the proposals, and insisted that the new windows should be 2 panel Victorian sash windows rather than 12 panel […]


Offices, Somerset

Title: The Old Chapel Location: Somerset Client: MJW Architects Project: Office Conversion An award winning sustainable conversion of a Sunday school annexe to a former chapel into a house and offices for mjwarchitects. The space was opened up and a mezzanine added to give extra floor area and i contemporary, in a sensitive yet dynamic manner. Local sourced recycled materials, such as […]


Eco Home, Somerset

Title: Grumbles Farm Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset Client: Private Project: Self Build House Detailed Planning Consent was granted in 2010 for a three storey four bedroom family home. The self build house is in a great location situated on the edge of a village in the Mendips, with picturesque views of the countryside. The […]


New House and Stables, Somerset

Title: Springers Hill Location: Coleford, Somerset Client: Private Project Type / Sector: One off house Year: 2008 Planning Permission was recently granted in 2009 by Mendip District Council for a new dwelling in Coleford, replacing an existing bungalow, located in open countryside. The proposed dwelling has been set into the landscape to help it blend into […]


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