The proposals being made are the result of a number of discussions (both on and off site) about how the requirements of the present user of the house could be fulfilled with the minimum amount of interference to the existing building. At the same time there has been the aim of remedial works in order to preserve and enhance the houses unique qualities.
It is considered that the remedial proposals, if implemented, will only have a positive impact on the building as it exists at present, incorporating as they do positive improvements that both respect the existing house and replace unsatisfactory circumstances (septic tank, unventilated floors, etc.). Thus their impact will be positive and negligible.
The proposed external works (new lime render, sill cleaning) will not have an adverse impact in the exterior and can only be regarded as being to the advantage of the building.
The proposed internal works to the kitchen area and new rear extension will provide the new owners with a modern kitchen and dining space in direct connection with the garden. This is proposed in sympathy with the existing architecture and will enhance the functionality of the house as a single family dwelling into the future.
It is proposed that all rooms will retain their existing use with exception of:
- The two small bedrooms at first floor level that are proposed to be replaced with two new bathrooms. These two bathrooms will serve the remaining five bedrooms.
- The scullery in the lean-to building that is proposed to be used as a Reading Area, enlarging the existing opening to provide sufficient natural light.
It is also proposed a new extension to accommodate a roof glazed dining area that will open the house to the rear garden without having any material negative impact in its character.