Architects Worcestershire

KODA Architects in Worcestershire are delighted to announce that planning permission had been granted. The works include a full schedule of repairs and replacement of some previous extensions to a Grade II listed property in Worcestershire. 

The property was built in the 16th Century and once was a formed part of a wide country estate. With the country estate being demolished, little remains of the estate with the cottage being one of the surviving elements. The quintessential Cotswold property with Cotswold Stone walls and a black and white timber framed sits in a prominent location in the village. The property was a house for many years but spent some time as the village shop and then turn back into a house. The property has undergone significant alterations throughout its history with many replacement timbers, being reused from other timber frames buildings and a replacement roof. 

Prior to KODA architects involvement the property had a series of unsympathetic extensions including a UPVC conservatory. The proposals include removal of two phases of extensions and replacement with one, better considered, space. The new proposed extension is a striking a contrast to the existing medieval cottage. The large open glazed wall give views over the private garden whilst maximising the light into the newly formed kitchen. 

The new extension uses traditional green oak framing together with black bi folding doors, creating a close relationship with the garden.

KODA’s, Conservation Architect Fred Hamer said “working with historic structures is a pleasure. Before we propose any alterations or repairs, we first must investigate why and how the building was built. Then to find out what has caused the failure. Sometimes the cause can be obvious but other it takes a little opening up by removing plaster or brickwork to discover what the cause is.”

KODA Architects Worcestershire are overseeing the construction phase, with regular updates to follow, stay tuned for more.


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