Wren Cottage

A substantial extension of a period cottage in Chapmanslade for the owner of Hart Construction. The proposed scheme went ahead after a successful planning appeal.

The brief was to create a family home that all the family could enjoy. Features include a large family dining room and kitchen, with a fully opening bifold screen on to the garden -what better space for a summer party?

The cottage still retains its original character with intimate spaces in the older parts of the house making use of the rich textures of the old brickwork, open fires and warm decor. Linking the old and new parts of the building is a feature stair made with huge timber treads.

Similarly the house boasts excellent energy performance through high levels of insulation, roof mounted solar PV panels all supported by wood burning stoves that make use of timber from the substantial garden.