Kilmarth | Edenbridge, Kent
Solid-timber replacement extension to a bungalow.
This extension to a timber-frame ‘cult’ bungalow in the small town of Edenbridge replaced an existing conservatory. The conservatory that had been added by a previous occupier was not in keeping with the style of the property and also suffered from being too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
The new solid-timber conservatory replacing that demolition was designed to respect the style and materials of the house and street-scene, particularly as the property is in a greenbelt area. It is also slightly larger – creating a new bedroom and study. It benefits from full glazing at the rear, with beautiful views over the garden and countryside.
“Working with Mark over a period of 3.5 years from our initial meeting through to finally getting a go ahead was a painless experience always there to provide advice. This was more than we could say for our local planners who proved to be a challenge at every turn, especially with a site in an AONB, in the green belt and part of the High Weald.
The day was finally won through, use of the permitted development arrangements. A key factor in this, was the efficient and innovative roof profile, large in area but small enough in volume. This allowed us to satisfy all the necessary criteria. This curving profile had been one of Marks earliest concepts which he had presented to us and which had been particularly appealing, being a different approach from the conventional pitched roof arrangements. It was this ultimately significant arrangement that allowed the successful pursuit of gaining permission from our local planning authority, against what at times seemed like insurmountable objections from the planners.”
– Barry Scanlan (client)