Dry Arch House

Hetreed Ross Architects, Bradford on Avon, 2013


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Domestic extension to a cotswold stone cottage to provide a well lit living split level living space with level access to the garden.

Dry Arch house is located on a wooded sloping plot with surrounding open views A better relationship between their cottage and the sunny rear garden was required which was almost at first floor level.

A number of options were explored to balance the new extension with the traditional cottage resulting in a partially raised contemporary kitchen dining space, giving level access via a sliding corner onto a landscaped terrace and the garden.

These tight volume restrictions fed back into the design with the split level flat roofed solution maximising light and habitable space within the minimum external volume,creating a dramatic multi height internal space. A new contemporary stair connecting all levels.


  • Begun: Oct 2012
  • Completed: Jul 2013
  • Floor area: 83m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £157,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Aug 2012
  • Procurement: Minor Works Building Contract 2012
  • Address: Dry Arch House, Pinckney Green, Farleigh Wick, Bradford on Avon, BA15 2FX, United Kingdom

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