Church Farm Cottage, Honingham

This was a large extension project where the existing space was reconfigured to make the most of the new space. The reconfiguration allowed to establish the optimum layout to make the most of the access, views, natural light and privacy. The design proposal was a two-storey side extensions to the east & west elevations, including a boiler room, a single-storey loggia extension to the rear, a single-storey detached annexe with a garden store and a revised garden layout with brick paving, pond, pergola & rainwater harvesting tank.

For the main house, the multi-red brickwork was chosen to match the existing cottage and natural colour/finish cedar cladding slats were introduced to the selected elevation to add interest. The red/brown clay Norfolk pantiles on the overhanging roof and black aluminium powder-coated doors & windows complement each other and blend well with other materials. The two lean-to Oak frame structures with glass-covered areas accessible from the evening room and kitchen bring outside in and provide a covered sitting area fronting the newly designed garden.

For the annexe, the materials were kept the same as the main house. The selected existing pantiles, the multi-red brickwork, Cedar shingles and black aluminium powder-coated doors & windows were used. The buttress wall, carefully chosen materials and large overhanging roof make this single-storey annexe an impressive piece of work.