Eco House Granted Planning in Open Countryside

Planning permission has been granted on what, in planning terms, is considered ‘open countryside’. Shawm House is located in North Northumberland on the border of the National Park. This rare achievement was due to the clients’ desire for an outstanding piece of architecture that would create an accessible, comfortable, highly energy efficient home, using  local and traditional materials in a contemporary way.

Working closely with the client the project is an exemplar of contemporary sustainable design and aims to use Passivhaus principles and innovative construction techniques.

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Gosforth Residential Overhaul

Private Residential
Location : Gosforth, Newcastle
Sectors: Residential, Private

We worked with a client looking to fully overhaul a property creating a family home in the Gosforth area of Newcastle. The family were keen that the garden linked visually to the house with clear lines of sight from the kitchen and living spaces. Working with the existing structure rather than against, the ground floor has been opened up and connected but allows for a certain separation when different tasks are happening in separate areas. While the interior has an unashamedly modern feel, the light airy spaces and connection to the garden soften the ambience and give a homely feel.

The project also involved a single storey extension at ground level and master bedroom within the roof void with en-suite and study space within the confines of the queen post truss. A full electrical overhaul was required with underfloor heating incorporated into the entire ground floor providing energy efficient heat.

Jesmond Dene House Extension

Lindisfarne Close Extension
Location : Jesmond Dene, Newcastle
Sectors: Residential, Private

We were invited to work with a family to update their detached 70’s house in the Jesmond Dene conservation area adding a glazed dining space which in turn provides greater connection to the external space and privacy from the public road.

The external spaces were given a large overhaul to make better use of the space with a simple render and timber finished courtyard space off the glazed dining area. The brick and glass finish works with the existing building materials to fit the contemporary addition to a residential area with heightened sensitivity.