New House – Northamptonshire

”My wife and I are absolutely thrilled with the new house conceived and designed for us by JB Architects. We particularly love the unusual and innovative design features which greatly enhance our enjoyment. We knew that we had given JB Architects a complicated brief as we wished to downsize from a large 400 year-old Manor House on our Farm in the Midlands to a smaller, more manageable property. There were no houses suitable for conversion on the Farm and so JB Architects set about obtaining permission for the demolition of a pair of dilapidated cottages and the construction of a new house on the site.

The brief was to design a house to maximise the light, using as much glass as possible, provide easy and economical open plan living space and 4 bedrooms. Because the site was close to other old stone houses and farm buildings, a sensitive mix of traditional stone construction with an ultra-modern flat roof extension joined to the house by a glass linked dining area was proposed. Planning Consent was always going to be difficult but JB Architects negotiated patiently but firmly with the LPA over an 18 month period and achieved a very satisfactory Approval.

Although based in Devon, JB Architects supervised the project from the start and always liaised closely with my wife and I about every detail. They are particularly knowledgeable about using modern environmentally friendly and green building materials. The house has achieved all our goals and came within budget and so we would highly recommend JB Architects to anyone wishing to extend their existing property or build new.” David – Northamptonshire

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