Lyneham Coombe

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Client
Sirius Projects Ltd
Location
Teign Valley, Devon
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Teign Valley, Devon to provide them with a Full exterior and interior design service for their New replacement house.

‘Lyneham Coombe’ is a stunning residence located within its own private woodland, near Exeter. The house is constructed of timber to reflect its woodland setting and comprises glulam timber frame, cedar cladding and cedar shingle roof . The Client, Sirius Projects Ltd, was keen to develop the building in an eco-friendly agenda with no copper or lead products. The natural water source on the site was brought into the house and a ‘rainwater harvesting’ system installed.

The crucifix plan form maximises the views through the trees in all directions with large amounts of un-interrupted glazing to the facades and roof. The open plan living accommodation together with the master suite is located across the entire first floor with all other accommodation and the garage located at the ground floor level.The interior has a clean, contemporary feel with the use of monochrome finishes which compliment the exposed glulam frame. Walnut, limestone and terrazzo are used throughout with the white plastered walls and soffits.

The project was Voted Best Residence, ‘Timber in Construction Awards’ 2008 and was Highly Commended at the LABC Design Excellence awards 2008. The project has also been featured in numerous publications, including the front covers of ‘The Times’, and ‘Grand Designs’ magazine.

I have no hesitation in recommending van Ellen + Sheryn Architects to any prospective customer. My experience was excellent – great service without fault, and very good value for money. If I need to employ an Architect again I would engage van Ellen + Sheryn without question.

van Ellen + Sheryn offered a flexible and scalable service from initial consultancy, through design and application, and even including project management of the build, according to our needs and budget.

Our project was quite modest in scale, nonetheless the company were thorough and professional in every way, paying great attention to all the details, and showing full understanding of the many regulations, procedures and formalities that had to be observed for planning and building compliance.

Van Ellen + Sheryn made the entire process very simple and easy to understand, explaining all the steps in plain English, providing valuable advice while interpreting our wishes and needs to deliver a design we were very happy with, and delivering or facilitating the planning applications, engineering drawings, surveys and consultancy with the builders and various other agencies, so that the project ran smoothly, on time and without stress.

Thank you van Ellen + Sheryn!

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