Arts & Crafts House

design storey, Chipping Campden, 2017


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Arts & Crafts House | Tile Pavilion 

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Extensive remodelling and extension of a 1950s Cotswold Stone House

The Arts & Crafts house is a renovation and addition to a 1950s house located in the traditional Cotswolds town of Chipping Campden. The design of the house was inspired by the arts & crafts heritage of the area, the existing building and a desire to reinterpret vernacular building traditions.

The original house, which was situated on a large corner plot, has been extended in three directions and unusually all of these extensions extend forward of the principal elevation. The porch and the two-storey extension externally are traditional in design and are constructed from local Cotswold stone. The third extension, which is single storey with a simple hipped roof, was conceived as a modern interpretation of the traditional vernacular hipped roofed outbuildings that can be found throughout the region. This tile-clad ‘pavilion’, is almost a freestanding structure, joined to the house by a flat roof connector.

The handmade tiles act as both roof and wall cladding, where they are vertically hung, echoing the local stone-slate which is found throughout the Cotswolds. Working closely with the tile manufacturer, bespoke tiles were developed to allow water to be shed down the walls, to a channel drain surrounding the building, eliminating eaves and gutters. Other innovations in the project included triangular dormers which feature a unique casement hung at 45 degrees. Internally, all the new spaces are vaulted and features from the original house, such as the crittall windows, terracotta tile sills and cork flooring were retained and recreated.

The successful delivery of this project was achieved by Design storey acting as the architect, client and contractor. This structure allowed for speed in the decision-making process enabling the end result to be a true work of craftsmanship in the spirit of the arts & crafts tradition.


  • Begun: Feb 2017
  • Completed: Nov 2017
  • Floor area: 170m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £230,000
  • Funding: Privately Funded
  • Tender date: Jan 2017
  • Procurement: Design and Manage
  • CO2 Emissions: 61kg/m2/year
  • Address: 1 Grevel Lane, Chipping Campden, GL55 6HS, United Kingdom

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