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The existing end of terrace two-bedroom seafront property had previously been extended several times and reclad to keep the wind driven south westerly rain out. The western side of the house benefitted in having an oddly shaped terrace that did not add to the quality of outdoor space but provided opportunity for enlarging this small house.

Set in a stunning location with direct access to the beach, with wonderful views to the south and west together with a great beachside restaurant nearby, modernising and extending this small house into a contemporary four-bedroom family home is a worthwhile investment for our clients.

The main open plan living space is located at first floor with west and south terraces, 3 bedrooms (all with south facing windows) and utility space are at ground floor and the master bedroom suite within the new roof space. The two-sided glazing to the roof extension allows views both west and south.

To reduce energy use, the external walls will be clad in insulation and untreated timber boarding, achieving an airtight construction. Photovoltaic solar panels are located on the flat roof at second floor with an air source heat pump, a centralised mechanical ventilation system with heat recovery and an electric car charging point contributing to achieving a low energy use home. To prevent overheating in the summer, south facing glazing has oversailing roofs acting as a brise soleil.

Planning permission is expected in October.