Having had their family home individually designed and built in 2009, our client approached us in need of some architectural flair and inspiration, in order to create a multifunctional but separate space an from that the “Hale Barns Annex” project was under way.
Situated within The Greenbelt within Hale Barns, we considered a multitude of options in order to appease the local planning authority, firstly consisting of a stand a alone garden building, however given the tight planning restrictions associated with properties on greenbelt land, we concluded that the most viable option would be to create an interlinked contemporary annex that complemented the form of the host dwelling yet provided a visual contrast.
We soon agreed upon a suitable footprint that provided the necessary additional internal space, the orientation was arranged so as to provide views and direct use to the rear and side gardens, which also formed an external link between the main dwelling and the annex.We produced a selection of visuals in order to demonstrate real life examples of the finished article, this is a fantastic way for clients to see what will ultimately be constructed.The existing dwelling and proposed annex are connected via the use of a glass walkway, which creates natural daylight but more importantly, establishes a discreet link between the two external materials.
The use of black vertical Siberian Larch externally combined with aluminium framed full height windows and sliding doors created a strong contrast in materials against the backdrop of the main dwelling and provided clean and crisp lines on this Hale Barns Annex. We considered the use of a zinc zip profile roof covering (see visuals) yet eventually ended up opting for a tiled roof to replicate the main dwelling which create some coherence between the two structures.
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Hale Barns, Cheshire
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