mod­ern pre­fab

Lo­ca­tion: sur­rey size: 270m2 build cost: undis­closed Although the own­ers of this

Homebuilding & Renovating - - PORTFOLIO -

new home had ex­pe­ri­ence from pre­vi­ous ex­ten­sion and ren­o­va­tion projects, they felt out of their depth with the prospect of car­ry­ing out a self-build and de­cided to turn to D&M Homes (dm-homes.co.uk), which could pro­vide them with a pre­fab­ri­cated home — giv­ing them peace of mind and a hands-off ap­proach, while still cre­at­ing a be­spoke home suited to their needs.

The cou­ple were after a con­tem­po­rary de­sign with a light, airy and open plan in­te­rior. Build­ing on a gar­den plot, the de­sign also had to fac­tor in po­ten­tial over­look­ing as well as mak­ing best use of the site.

The nar­row, steep ac­cess meant that a fire en­gine wouldn’t be able to reach the prop­erty, so an au­to­matic sprin­kler sys­tem was spec­i­fied to meet Build­ing Regs. Fur­ther ex­pense was in­curred by the amount of earth that had to be moved to fa­cil­i­tate the build.

The house has been clad in a crisp white ren­der, while tim­ber helps to break up the front el­e­va­tion. Dark grey win­dow frames pro­vide con­trast, while bi­fold doors to the rear open up the kitchen diner to a pa­tio area — per­fect for en­ter­tain­ing in the warmer months. Thrilled with the re­sults, the home­own­ers feel that the scheme far ex­ceeds their ini­tial ex­pec­ta­tions of their gar­den site’s po­ten­tial.

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