SANDY FARM CASE STUDY
Project in Farnham, Surrey:
The project consisted of an existing traditional farmhouse building, over the years some additions and alterations had been made.
The client requested a contemporary high energy performance home. To achieve the request a ground source heat contractor was appointed, to further increase the performance an insulated render was applied to some external elevations and external cladding with insulation fitted to the original masonry.
Additionally, a ground source electric heat pump and Solar panels located in a remote field has given the property A rated energy performance.
External – Substantial alterations carried out with a large section of the rear garden reshaped to form a new large porcelain terrace with stone feature retaining walls to the boundaries, new steps to the existing pool area and surrounding terrace formed. The existing pool house elevations were stripped back and finished to match the house. To the front of the house a newly formed courtyard and parking areas finished in paving blocks.
The works were completed within the projected timescales.
Alterations to the ground floor allowing for open living to all rooms. Three of the four bedrooms had new vaulted ceilings and an additional dressing room and master en-suite added to the main bedroom with a new family bathroom added to the first floor.
Bringing outdoor living to the building was a major part of the design.
All south facing rooms on both ground floor and first floor having bi-folding doors installed opening out on new balconies.
Sliding glass doors internally to the ground floor added to the open plan fleeing.
With overall living space an important part of the design on both floors a detached plant room was designed, allowing the services to run to the property via underground ducting.