THE DESIGN AND BUILD
Chalk Pitt House was a dilapidated bungalow when JJ Acquisitions acquired the site in early 2009 off the Radnor estate in Wiltshire. Part of the deal was that we needed approval from the estate on the final design before building commenced. We worked closely with the estate manager and our architects team to come up with a house design that everyone approved.
The design revolved loosely around the footprint of the previous bungalow and we decided to go with a lower roof level to help the new property fit into its surroundings.
There are large and mature trees surrounding the property and the use of a traditional Oak porch helped to soften the impact of the house. The use of a handmade brick type, traditional clay tiles and timber windows further aided the property in avoiding the appearance of a new build and creating the feeling that the house had been there for years.
The property was constructed traditionally using brick and block walls however it is full of modern technology including an in-wall double fronted fire, low energy lighting, under floor heating and extensive bi-folding glass doors leading out onto a large patio area.