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Ryden, Chagford

Alterations and Extensions to existing dwelling

Ryden sits on the edge of an early eighties housing development on the outskirts of Chagford within Dartmoor National Park. The reconstituted stone and tile cladding, concrete roof tiles and uPVC windows and rainwater goods were at odds within the context and vernacular of Chagford.

The brief was to: – improve the existing dwelling’s aesthetic, layout and create a stronger link to the garden areas and panoramic views beyond.

-reduce the heat loss through up-grading the fabric

-extend to provide a studio for the owner, who is a full time artist and a utility area.

The works were managed by the Client and undertaken through the direct employment of sub-contractors; completing in Spring 2015.

The project was shortlisted for the South West Building Excellence Awards 2016 for the Best Extension or alteration to an existing dwelling.