Wells, Somerset, England.
Type: Extension & Conversion
What was the client's brief?
The client's having recently moved to Somerset to enjoy the wonderful landscape it has to offer, consulted us to design an extension to their 1970's shallow bungalow in Wells. The family wanted a contemporary style orangery to enhance the interaction with their garden.
We were also briefed to design an annex for the client's mother utilising an existing and redundant garage on site.
What did we do?
We designed a beautiful extension with plenty of glazing positioned to enhance certain aspects of the garden. The client being a garden designer was very keen to highlight the presence of an established acer tree within the garden, we took this and have created a lovely window bench to relax and enjoy the surrounding landscape whilst also providing the client with the perfect environment to entertain in.
When it came to the annex we had a very tight space to work with and as part of the design process have designed an extension to accommodate the client's needs. It was important to create a sense of independence for our clients despite living in an annex. The design provides the client with a bedroom with wardrobe space, a disabled friendly bathroom and open plan living/ kitchen area. The extension provides an additional 12m2 to the existing garage and includes access ramp with raised planting beds for some independent garden space.
We presented the client with initial sketches and 3D renders to illustrate the design. The annex was presented via a 3D walkthrough video.
What did the client like best?
All our client's love the 3D aspect of our work. The models allow our clients to fully visualise what their design will look and feel like.
It is an extremely valuable tool when it comes to planning also and clearly demonstrates what we are proposing and how each element of the design relates to one another and ties back to existing building.
We provide a basic 3D modelling service as standard with all planning proposals.
Status: Design Development