Self-build in the garden in Combe Martin
Using considered design in a tight space to achieve planning in an area outside the development boundary
This project is located in Combe Martin; a beautiful village bordering Exmoor but one that presents challenges from both a planning and design perspective.
The brief from our client was to design a single, sustainable dwelling in their garden to provide future accommodation for family. Not only is the plot sloped but also situated outside of the development boundary, so our approach and designs would have to take both matters into account.
We focused on developing a design that picked up on the local barn vernacular and sought to exploit the site's change in topography to enable a contemporary family home that was well screened from the neighbouring properties.