Radcliffe Road

  • client
  • Private Client
  • contract value
  • £250,000
  • date
  • 2017
  • sector
  • Private Residential
  • location
  • Nottingham
  • contact
  • Julien McGuinness

The site is enclosed on both sides and to the rear by existing historic brick walls, some 2m in height, which were retained and made good as part of the proposed design. These form an enclosed and private space, isolated from the adjoining properties. The available footprint for development was constrained by the Severn Trent Water surface water culvert running across the site.

A new single storey 3-bedroom dwelling was proposed.

The high historic brick boundary walls to three sides of the site gave good privacy and formed an enclosed courtyard garden development. The existing south east wall was integrated into the design concept, and screens the house from the gardens of properties to Hardwick Grove.

To maintain a contemporary feel and allow a seamless look between fence and house proper, horizontally laid hardwood cladding to the boundary fence was adopted to the front elevation. The sites geometries allowed for inset entrance porticos to articulate the timber frontage and give depth to denote the entrance areas.

The majority of the other elevations were proposed in red brick to match the existing boundary walls, with the elevation fronting the garden also adopting a white render system to brighten the north facing patio spaces.