Boast Architects have obtained planning permission from Welwyn Hatfield Council for a contemporary extension a private house in Essendon. This comes after seeking Pre-application advice about the proposal from the planning authority because of the sensitive location in the Metropolitan Green Belt.
The close proximity of a significant Cedar of Lebanon in the grounds of the original house was a concern but an arboriculturalist proved that the new building would not adversely affect its long term future, to the satisfaction of the local authority.
The largely glazed new structure is simple and minimalist in appearance to ensure that the architectural integrity of the original house will continue to prevail whilst taking full advantage of magnificent views over rolling Hertfordshire countryside. It will provide additional living space for hospitality and a sunken Swim Spa for the clients who are both very keen on water sports.
We are currently coordinating the design team to produce working drawings and construction information for tender. Completion is expected this Summer.