New flint house – Essex

Set in an Essex village to the north of the Uttlesford District, this new four-bedroom house is located within a large garden of a Grade II listed house, in a Conservation Area. It is a challenging site, set amongst several adjacent Listed Buildings and overlooking constraints from adjacent houses.

The accommodation comprises dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, utility room, larder, study and boot room on the ground floor and master bedroom with dressing room and en-suit bathroom and three further bedrooms and bathrooms on the first floor. There is also a detached two bay garage with an open plan studio above.

The house is constructed from SIPS timber panels, finished externally with a selection of facing brick and flint work, composite timber boarding and colour coated aluminium windows, all under a natural slate roof. Internally the house is finished with simple white decoration throughout and neutral soft furnishings and textiles to provide the maximum amount of light into the house while providing an interesting play of light and shadows on the internal fabric of the building.

The result is a well-designed contemporary property that remains in context with its surroundings. Works were completed on site towards the end of 2022. For a selection of site photographs during the works on site click here.

Main contractor – ‘Inticonstruction
Photographer – Richard Fraser.