Willow House dates from the 1550’s, and is a Statutorily Listed Grade 2 family home.
HUB has been tasked to create design proposals for internal and external alterations to make the house more suitable for contemporary family living. The key objective of these proposals is, to make changes that do not harm the historic significance of the property. HUB is therefore proposing that only minor internal alterations to the Pre-Elizabethan and Regency Period core of the house are made. Other alterations are sympathetic to the existing scale of the property to avoid upstaging the appearance of the historic form and thereby preserving the historic appearance and setting within the wider Conservation Area.
The existing 20th Century, part single, part two storey rear and side extension will be removed and replaced with a new part single and part two storey extension to the side and rear of the property. The new ground floor extension will be constructed in hand-made clay facing brick with painted timber single glazed windows, with the exception of the rear living room, which will be constructed with a more contemporary contrasting style fenestration with double glazing.
The roofs of the new extensions will be constructed in pitched roof construction covered with handmade natural clay tiles and lead flashings. Rain water gutters and down pipes will be LCC Pattern Cast Iron.