Second Dwelling in a Garden Plot

Maximising development potential to
enable the construction of a new family home

Location: Steventon

Second Dwelling in a Garden Plot

Maximising development potential to enable the construction of a new family home

Location: Steventon

Our client wished to stay within the Oxfordshire village he grew up in but relocate closer to his parents as they grew older. Building plots are rare and the possibility of building on the same plot as his parents became an option.

The site is within a Conservation Area and had a number of planning issues that needed to be carefully negotiated around. The brief required a new detached dwelling that took advantage of views over the surrounding countryside with first floor living accommodation. The building is now a landmark demonstrating what could be achieved by going down the self-build route in a sensitive location.

This project was awarded Highly Commended at the 2014 Build It Awards.

Client testimony

“We are very pleased with the way the architect designed what we wanted and the final building is far better than we ever imagined. It turns people’s heads and they stop outside the house and remark how nice it is in the village, especially as it is in a conservation area. It is a breath of fresh air and becoming a landmark”

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

Find out more about lapd and how we can make your dream home a reality.

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Recent awards

We are proud to have achieved the following awards for recent projects:

2018 Build It – shortlisted for 4 awards including best self-build and best renovation
2017 Build It – shortlisted Best Self Build and Best Renovation
2014 Build It - Highly commended
2013 Corporate Green Award
2012 Build It – Best Self Build Architect
2011 RICS grand award - shortlisted sustainability
2011 RICS south east award winner – sustainability
2011 RICS south east shortlisted – conservation
2010 LABC national building excellence awards winner - technical innovation
2010 LABC central building excellence awards - best overall project | best small housing development | best sustainable project | best technical innovation
2009 RIBA download prize Highly commended – sustainability

 

lapd Limited (trading as lapd architects) is a private company registered in England and Wales no. 5324993. VAT Registration no. 879282958. The Directors are Opinder Liddar RIBA and Trevor Avery RIBA.

The company is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Membership No. 3202164P

As a Chartered Member of RIBA, lapd architects must comply with the Architects Registration Board's 'Architects Code: Standards of Conduct and Practice 2017 version'.

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