Brick Cottages

Project: No 1 Brick Cottages, Great Wigborough

Client: Private Client

Contract Value: £40,000

No 1 Brick Cottages is a 19th Century Grade 2 listed building, considered to be a perfect example of an agricultural workers dwelling of that period.

With a growing family, the owner desperately needed more space and wanted to continue living in the village. To move up to a bigger house in the local area was beyond the owner’s means, therefore we were appointed to investigate extending the property. Our design solution was to build a 2-storey, timber framed extension, in a style distinctly different to avoid mimicking the original form. Built to the side of the old house and connected by a glazed link, the extension comprises a new living room on the ground floor and master bedroom with en suite bathroom on the first floor.

The extension was built over an existing pond and with heavy clay and difficult ground conditions, pile foundations were used to provide a simple and economical structure.