As we are always up for a challenge, we were approached by a self builder to design and build a stunning 3000sqft, five bedroom, two storey house on a site that only had planning for a bungalow based in Sussex.
After a few rounds of discussion with the local council and the client, we were able to agree on a scheme that allowed the client to achieve the space they desired, but also pleased the councils requirements of keeping the ridge height the same as set out in the existing planning provision, by lowering the levels of the ground floor.
The house sat on an acre of land, which allowed us to excavate the foot print down and spread the soil across the curtilage of the site. As the land was on a hill, the rear gardens could be levelled out and the remaining land just slightly sloped away from the garden.
The house was built using a solid oak frame structure, with a cat slice roof to the front and rear, giving the appearance of a bungalow. The layout of the house encompassed five double bedrooms, four reception rooms. 3 bathrooms, utility, and an open plan kitchen and dining area.
Several vaulted ceilings were built throughout the property including a crown post roof incorporated into the reception rooms, and hand carved and exposed vaulted ceilings in the landings and hallway.
The masterbed has a stunning eight-sided carved crown post to the centre of the room, creating a truly magnificent vaulted ceiling.
The external nature of the house was finished with lime render, timber boarding, and painted whit to match the surrounding buildings. One end of the house had an exposed timber gable end, and the other hip end created space for the timber posts that form an undercroft to the entrance of the property.
Visit Global V-Tech’s website to find out how we can help you on your self build journey.