Location: Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire
Timeframe: Built in 2013
Our Involvement: Design
Floor area: 37m2
Construction Method: Infill
Situated in the Kings Cliffe Conservation area of Northamptonshire, this 17th century stone-built home features a single storey straw bale extension. It was designed by us and self-built by the owners with contractor help.
The timber framed extension was added without making structural alterations to the fabric of the existing building. The lime render has a traditional limewash finish to match the hues of the existing stonework which was restored and repointed with lime mortar. It also features a section of timber cladding and a standing seam zinc-clad roof complete with solar hot water panels. The sheet metal roof makes a nod to the building’s historic industrial use as a forge and metal workshop.