New Build at Long Four Acre – Bracon Ash
Finding the dream home can take a long time, and for our next clients – this is has been part of their plans for the best part of 30 years!
In the 42 years they have spent together, our clients have lived in a few homes in the Costessey area of Norwich, have grown a business, had a family, and really the final piece in the jigsaw is for them to build their dream space.
After many years searching for the perfect plot of land to build on and viewing beautiful barn conversions to adapt, they decided to engage local architects ‘LiV’ to work on designing their dream home as a starting point. Having spent a lot of time in various rental properties abroad, our clients have become enthusiasts of single storey, open plan living, and were keen to ensure that their plans matched that of their dream home.
Working alongside Sasha from LiV Architects, the space they have created is outstanding. The open plan kitchen/diner really optimises on social spaces and the integration of eco friendly elements from PV panels on the roof to a Tesla powerwall have created a self-powered home. During the day, solar panels may produce more energy than a home uses. A Powerwall stores that excess solar energy and makes it available on demand, even after the sun has set. Along with triple glazing and rain water harvesting capability for use in the garden, this modern home is forward thinking.
Vertical charred larch cladding with projecting fin detail, partial flintwork and zinc roofing and gutters to the exterior of the property combine a wonderful balance of contemporary with luxury.
The house itself will be built on a plot of land called ‘Long Four Acres’ in Bracon Ash – something which piqued our clients interest whilst browsing Norfolk Magazine. Sat amongst 15 plots in total, they were attracted to the flexibility allowed with regards the design of the houses on the varying plots, and also the fact that services were already installed.
Once they had their plans in place, our clients set about finding a contractor to take on the project. They met with a range of contractors from across the Norfolk region, and spent some time with Stuart from Bespoke Norfolk Group, talking through plans and visiting the sites of some of our other projects in progress before deciding that they had found the contractor for them.
Knowing that they have always wanted to be very involved in the whole process of their build, they were reassured by the method with which Bespoke Norfolk Group operate. Our projects are assigned their own dedicated project manager to make sure it’s getting all the focus and attention it deserves, something which was very important to our client, as they have their own business to operate on a daily basis. “We chose Bespoke Norfolk Group for their professionalism, quality of work and their commitment to the project – every staff member we have met seems committed to the work they do”.
This certainly is an exciting project for us. We’re roughly 3 weeks into this project now, and with our time-lapse camera set up on site, we’re looking forward to seeing how this amazing space progresses over the coming months – be sure to check back in for a progress update!