This utterly derelict chalet bungalow in Furzebrook was transformed into a substantial 4 bedroomed luxury home with underfloor heating throughout, marble bathrooms and ensuites, fabulous fitted kitchen and a major rebuild from the existing walls upwards. 2 extensions were added to the original footprint in an imaginative design by RP Wrixon Associates with a complete new 1st floor and roof.
The new building took advantage of the latest green technology with solar thermal roof panels supplementing a 44kW woodburning back boiler in the ground with seamless integration from a Worcestor oil burning external boiler all via a 400 litre thermal store installed in the roof space.
Ingenious structural engineering design allowed us to use the original structure by using flitch beams and steel posts, beams and frames to maximise space and light.
We also deigned and installed a stand-alone sewage treatment plant in the garden, consulting closely with Natural England in the application of this eco-friendly waste solution.
The gardens were extensively re-landscaped with the silted up pond in particular benefitting from care and attention as the images below so clearly show.
As a part of the overall environmentally freindly approach to the project over 200 native trees and shrubs were planted to enhance the existing hedge and bat boxes were installed in trees around the preimeter.
We were particualry delighted when Great-Crested Newts were seen in the pond the following spring proving that if a suitable habitat is created wildlife will swiftly move in.
Raised planting beds were built to serve the kitchen and Purbeck stone boulders were used to enhance the landscaping and sight lines.