New Build – House in the Countryside

Matts Hill Road

The Matts Hill Road project was a true delight to work on, as it involved designing and building a lavish family home from scratch and allowed me to exercise my creativity in conjunction with the client’s wishes.

The build took place on a two-acre plot in the countryside. The plot itself is within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and commands dramatic views of the countryside.

The brief included demolishing the existing bungalow and clearing the plot of all outbuildings, in order to make way for a new five-bedroom family home and a detached quadruple garage.

The gross floor area of the house is 640 m² including the cellar and 120 m² for the garage. The floor area of each room exceeded the Council’s minimum requirement for dwellings and each bedroom was designed with its own en-suite, dressing room and/or fitted wardrobes.

An elegant yet imposing design; this chalet style bungalow has a symmetrical front façade, but is asymmetrical on the plan, thanks to the asymmetrical rear elevation.

It combines traditional styles with modern detailing and was constructed using traditional and eco-friendly materials, including Air Source Heat Pumps for the heating and the supply of electricity.

NB External works (including landscaping, driveway etc) are still ongoing and the website will be updated with images in due course


I have known this client for over ten years and have had the pleasure of working with them on several projects including:

Haymen Street: A new store building for a plant and machinery on a vacant plot of land

Industrial Avenue: A new build for offices and industrial units

Luton Road: The conversion of five terraced properties into 14 one and two-bedroom flats, with an extension to the corner shop that includes parking and amenity space for residents

Toronto Road: The conversion of a disused shop and office into two self-contained one-bedroom dwellings and two self-contained one-bedroom flats

Wellington Road: A new build for a two-bedroom detached property in lieu of a disused commercial unit

Luton Road: A new build for a two-bedroom dwelling in lieu of a disused commercial unit

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