5 & 6 Highfield Road

This project was done for a Client I’ve provided architectural work with for years. The brief was to take a scheme that had previously been designed up to a level sufficient for obtaining planning approval, and develop it so as to obtain building regulations approval and allow for construction.

The houses were similar in footprint but offered differing facades. Both houses had four bedrooms, integral double-garages, rear first floor balconies overlooking the huge gardens leading down to a local canal, and were both finished to a very high specification for buyers in the top-end market. One particular favourite aspect for me was the imported German mixed-russet brickwork and black mortar combination, which really made the facades look fantastic.

The designs were produced to a level sufficient to satisfy the requirements for NHBC certification, allowing for the necessary guarantees to be placed on both buildings. SAP assessments were done of each building on completion and the necessary EPC certificates were issued to certify the houses thermal performance and low carbon footprint.

All approvals were granted on the first submission of drawings and both houses were successfully built on time and within the budget. One was taken up as a residence by the Client and the other sold for approximately £750,000.

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