24 Main Street

Location: 

Ely

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Project Completion:  

Sector:  

Expertise:  

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2016 - 2017

Residential

Architecture, Sustainability

Project Information:

The client had an intimate knowledge of the existing building and topography. Great care was given when designing the extension to ensure that the proposal would preserve the setting of the listed building whilst catering for their growing family needs.

The design and layout has been carefully considered to take advantage of natural solar gain and ensure the building cannot be seen from the public highway and therefore, minimising any potential harm to the character of the area.

A timber frame construction ensures the extension remains subservient to the main house. Oak boarding cladding was used externally with continuation internally to provide oak trusses and purlins. Although the main building is thatched, the smaller canopies and protrusions are roofed in buff handmade plain tiles. To avoid unnecessary roof junctions, a small glazed link between the proposal and main house terminated under the existing thatched eaves. The angle of the roof to the proposed extension will remain the same as the main house.

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