20 Fort Road is a private dwelling on the outskirts of Guildford Town Centre. The site is located on an exclusive road lined with high value properties and enjoys unrestricted views out over the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. An original 1960s bungalow sat on the proposed site with brick facades and a low-pitch roof with concrete interlocking tiles. This existing dwelling was not deemed suitable to provide for the needs and desires of 21st Century living and was demolished under our proposals to allow for a new contemporary home with modern living standards & requirements.
The project brief was to replace the existing property with a new, highly sustainable dwelling, significantly increasing the internal floor area whilst utilising the existing footprint. It was imperative that the design met with the client’s strong vision whilst achieving this transformation on a comparatively modest budget. A collaborative design team approach unlocked the potential of this tricky site, achieving a highly sustainable new building of distinctive character.
Three Winning Facts:
- Contemporary design with high floor to ceiling levels which generate a lofty feel to the rooms and large areas of glazing at the two-storey southern elevation, providing unbeatable views of the Surrey Hills and the South Downs.
- Replacing an existing 1960s bungalow with anew dwelling to modern living standards, using sustainable and energy efficient materials. Resulting in high sustainable credentials that went beyond compliance.
- Collaborative team with expertise in contemporary and sustainable construction methods and techniques, resulting in a high-end contemporary finish which exceeded the client’s expectations.