Planning approval has been granted for an individual home set in the rural village of Cockfield.
The approval, for a two storey contemporary home, provides a flexible arrangement of simple forms, creating a sheltered courtyard garden to the rear and a private street frontage. The design draws reference from Suffolk timber frame buildings and echoes the rhythm of structural bays across its rear façade.
The building sits close to a conservation area and a Grade II listed thatched cottage. The design approach acknowledges the modest scale of the vernacular architecture found within the village and has been developed with a modest eaves and ridge height so no to overbear the scale of nearby properties.
The design incorporates double height volumes, a glazed facade to the rear, maximising the aspect to rolling countryside, solar shading and areas of sedum roofing. The construction is anticipated to be ICF (insulated concrete formwork) to achieve high insulation values with good levels of thermal mass regulating temperature fluctuations.
This home will be delivered as a self-build project and we look forward to working with the client to bring their dream to life.