At the Royal Cornwall Show, where we exhibit each year, ModBox was approached by a gentleman farmer who through a change of plans at his farms, wished to downsize from the large farmhouse he had lived in all his life.
Three aspects were of prime consideration. One; he did not wish to leave the area in which he had always lived. Two; he had been advised getting planning consent would be very difficult. Three; although he wished to downsize, he did not want to feel like he was leaving a large home and moving into a small one.
With the above criteria in mind, ModBox worked in partnership with the client to devise a two bedroom annexe, sympathetic to the rural surroundings at his second farm. Pitched slate roof, part-cedar, part-stone clad, the floorplan based the available space towards the open plan, vaulted ceiling kitchen and living space.
With ample bedroom dimensions, the logic was to load the internal space to the area where during waking hours the building would be most used.
Having reached an agreed design, ModBox managed the planning phase, carefully steering the project through the Cornwall Council Planning process to consent.
The build is now well progressed as a water-tight structure, skimmed out internally with second fix now under way.
The client is delighted with the way we have balanced his requirements, achieved planning consent and eagerly looks forward to moving into his brand-new home.