Hart Design & Construction
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Detached guesthouse

Location Bath
Completion date Summer 2012
Architect Vivienne Summerill Architect. Bathford
Cost £200K

A new build of a cottage-style guesthouse, using traditional building methods.

A new build of a cottage-style guesthouse, using traditional building methods.

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    This new cottage is situated within the grounds of a Grade II listed country house, but away from the main building. Working closely with an architect from the nearby village, it has been designed with careful consideration of the landscape it sits within, the nearby orchard, and the design of the main house.  Most of the materials used to build the guesthouse are either reclaimed or traditional, which helps the design complement the main house and surrounding properties. Set into the hillside with a heavily engineered retaining rear wall, the cottage uses the latest, highly efficient insulation technologies above the primary roof structure, which was then finished a reconstituted stone roof covering.

 

This new cottage is situated within the grounds of a Grade II listed country house, but away from the main building. Working closely with an architect from the nearby village, it has been designed with careful consideration of the landscape it sits within, the nearby orchard, and the design of the main house.

Most of the materials used to build the guesthouse are either reclaimed or traditional, which helps the design complement the main house and surrounding properties. Set into the hillside with a heavily engineered retaining rear wall, the cottage uses the latest, highly efficient insulation technologies above the primary roof structure, which was then finished a reconstituted stone roof covering.

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 The cottage’s strongly insulated outer shell, combined with efficient modern heating, make it a very environmentally friendly design. Inside the living spaces and accommodation are charming and atmospheric, while feeling suitably fresh and modern.   This small cottage has added much needed additional living space and guest accommodation, without sacrificing an ounce of character.

The cottage’s strongly insulated outer shell, combined with efficient modern heating, make it a very environmentally friendly design. Inside the living spaces and accommodation are charming and atmospheric, while feeling suitably fresh and modern. 

This small cottage has added much needed additional living space and guest accommodation, without sacrificing an ounce of character.

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