Pine View, Martlesham - Suffolk


Before construction:


Client Type: Domestic Client - Family

Project Type: Domestic – Dwelling – Family Home

Project Location: Pine View, Shaw Valley Road, Martlesham, Suffolk, England. IP12 4SH.

On the Market: Yes (06.12.2019) – Fenn Wright Estate Agents - Guide Price: £850,000.00

Special Features: Cantilevered floors and roof. MVHR System - Mechanical Ventilation Heat. High insulation levels, triple glazing.

Listed Building: No

AONB – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: No

Conservation Area: No

Existing Building: Circa 1940 Bungalow. 3 Bedrooms (2 Double +1 Single) Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Utility Room and Family Bathroom. Detached Garage with WC and Store. Gas Fired Boiler.

Site Area: 1241m2 / 0.1241 Hectares / 0.3066 Acres 

Existing Building Gross Internal Floor Area: Bungalow = 106m2 + Garage 19m2 = Total: 125m2

Finished Project Gross Internal Floor Area: Ground Floor = 160m2 + First Floor = 105m2 = Total: 265 m2

Additional Total HabitableGross Internal Floor Area: 159m2

Total AdditionalGross Internal Floor Area: 140m2

Scheme Design Style: Contemporary / Minimalist / Modern

Client Requirements / Brief: Two storey extension and alterations to accommodate:

  • Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living areas to be incorporated in the rear extension (ground floor)
  • Master bedroom and two additional bedrooms with family bathroom on the new first floor.
  • Retention of the majority of the existing bungalow
  • Clean, crisp contemporary / minimalist styling
  • Energy efficient
  • Connection with external areas
  • Outdoor cooking and entertainment terrace

Site Constraints: Restricted ridge /roof height due to those of neighbouring buildings/adjacent bungalow and the sloping site.

Planning Constraints: Pre-Planning Advice recommended a traditional extension in keeping with the existing bungalow or a completely new house in a contemporary style. We designed and delivered a scheme that extended, altered and modified the existing building to read as a single new contemporary dwelling and gained Planning Permission for the scheme.

Site Opportunities: The site slopes to the rear allowing the scheme to use a stepped plan to accommodate a full two storey extension behind and partially over a single storey front building area. This allows the building to ‘develop’ behind the smaller scale frontage to become an unexpectantly large property and keep the street frontage and language in scale with its neighbouring buildings.

Problem Solving: Extending and adapting the existing building and site – total change of style from the existing building. Using the opportunities within the site and pre-planning advice to advance the scheme in the direction favoured by the Client and ourselves to gain Planning Permission for a contemporary family home which is strikingly different to its neighbouring dwellings. Interconnecting spaces and routes within the dwelling to ensure the final family home worked practically in every way and with the sloping site.

Project Construction Type: Areas of existing bungalow retained. New Construction: Concrete foundations, insulated concrete ground bearing slab, insulated masonry plinth walls, single and two storey insulated timber frame with additional external insulation and internal insulated service void. Engineered timber floor and roof joists. Insulated flat roofs. Wall finishes: Natural timber and render. Roof finish: Single ply membrane.

Planning Status: Approved

Planning Reference: DC-17-1482-FUL

Planning Department: East Suffolk Council (Formally Suffolk Coastal District Council)

Contractor / Construction Phase: Client Project Managed / Self Build / Client and Site support, visits and meetings by Free Spirit Architectural Design & Conservation Limited

Structural Engineer: The Morton Partnership

Topographical Survey Company: Anglia Land Surveys Ltd. (ALS)


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