New build house following demolition Manchester


Tucked away in a corner on Manor Drive in Manchester, this detached red-brick house is slotted into the street scene within its triangular shaped plot. Many of the houses on this Manchester road have been altered to a modern standard. The majority are large four to five bedroomed properties and have large private gardens and gated driveways.

The client wanted to change the property similarly to create a more modern look and increase the space inside the house. The existing plot and footprint of the house will allow for a large building to be proposed which HAD designed to the clients brief.

The client wanted large glass windows to the front and create a symmetrical elevation with a central entrance. This would lead to a double-height grand entrance with staircase leading to the first floor. It was essential the new design had a large gym, an open plan kitchen-diner with living space and at least four bedrooms with the master bedroom having an ensuite bathroom and walk-in-wardrobe. Due the amount of overall changes needed to get the perfect design for the client, the proposal would be to demolish the existing house and build the new house from scratch- this also helped with a new structure and the large glazed elements to the front elevation.

Once the planning application had been approved, there were a number of conditions to discharge before any works could commence. This included providing samples of the materials, produce a hard and soft landscaping scheme and detail the proposed boundary treatments amongst other things. HAD submitted an application to discharge the conditions and also put in an amendments application to increase the ground floor of the proposed new house by 2m to increase the kitchen-diner and the gym at the rear.

HAD also compiled a set of Building Regulation drawings for approval which included detailed locations for the steel members and loadbearing structure as well as detailing the drainage, fire-protection, lighting, heating and wall build-up. The roof design was a traditional roof as the attic space would also be utilised for further bedroom space, with the option of an ensuite and walk-in -wardrobe should the client decide to do so during the building stage.

Includes: Architectural design, planning permission, building control, conditions discharge, construction management plan layout, boundary treatments and landscape scheme.

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