Westwoods

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Client
Private
Location
Chudleigh
Photography
Richard Downer
Our clients needed an architect in Chudleigh to provide them with a Full Architectural Service for their Extension and interior re-design.

Westwoods is a substantial Gentleman’s residence, located in Chudleigh, on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Our clients recently bought the house and require significant internal re-modelling, along with a new Orangery extension.

After undertaking an historic analysis of the building, we recommended the removal an unsympathetic extension to the front elevation, reinstating the original proportions of the façade, with the addition of a lightweight and ornate steel veranda with glazed roof.

The new Orangery is designed as an extension of the original brick garden wall, wrapping around the side of the Southern elevation. Its simplistic form, with large glazed openings and flat roof provide a calm and restrained addition, allowing the architecture of the main house to dominate. A thin, Dutch brick has been chosen as the predominant facing material, wrapping underneath the generous overhangs to form the soffit. The structure will be steel frame which, teamed with a high performance glazing system, will allow clear openings with no supporting structure at the predominant corner.

Planning permission was granted in December 2013 and work was completed in July 2016.

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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