The new linear extension by IQ Glass was linked to the original Grade II Listed gamekeeper's cottage within a hidden wooded valley on the edge of the Cotswolds. Planning permission was received under paragraph 80 (previously paragraph 79), which is a rare feat, only about 100 projects have been granted permission under this since its creation.
Sustainability and the unique design of the extension were two main factors that allowed the project to go ahead under paragraph 80. Part of the next home was buried into the surrounding landscape, with nature being brought over the build to form a green, grass-covered roof.
Externally, the same local stone that the cottage was built from has been used to create a sense of continuity across the new and old elements. The choice of stone combined with minimally framed and frameless glazing help the home complement the stunning surroundings without detracting from its beauty.
Natural ventilation is utilised with various roof glazing systems set into the slope of the ground above the rear wall of the extension that will draw air in through the south elevation and out through the vents in the rooflights. An air-source heat pump system provides hot water, heating and cooling to provide a sustainable alternative to traditional heating and air conditioning systems, resulting in an extremely low carbon footprint for the home.