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Pad Studio completes £100,000 Hampshire cottage retrofit

Hampshire-based Pad Studio has completed this £100,000 extension and refurbishment of a bed and breakfast in the New Forest

The emerging practice has retained the vernacular qualities of the 1901 garden cottage and thermally upgraded its performance.

Materials which matched the existing – brick floors and corrugated sheeting – have been used, while an extension has been clad in timber.

Pad Studio Daisy Bank

The architect’s view

‘The cottage boasts some beautiful Arts and Crafts architectural features, with high wooden-beamed ceiling, big windows with beautifully quaint window seating; it’s the perfect place to feel part of the New Forest’s very impressive history.

‘The overall concept was to develop a small scale proposal that supports a local business and in turn to support & encourage sustainable tourism.

‘The proposed restoration of the garden cottage is designed to be sympathetic to the character of the existing, the sustainable ethos of the Daisy bank ethos and the local environment.

‘The architectural objective has been to bring new life to a decaying building and ensure that its ongoing maintenance needs are met by securing a long term future in use within local policy objectives (that encourage local tourism).

‘The form, scale, materials and detail reinforces the character, distinctiveness and history of the site both locally and within the wider context of the New Forest.’

Pad Studio Daisy Bank

Project data

Location Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Type of project bed and breakfast
Client Private
Architect PAD Studio
Structural engineer WF Brown
M&E consultant PAD Studio
Lighting consultant PAD Studio
Main contractor Kevin Kilford Contracting
Funding Private
Tender date November 2013
Start on site date December 2013
Completion date May 2014
Contract duration 6 Months
Gross internal floor area 50m2
Form of contract and/or procurement Traditional JCT Minor Works
Total cost £100,000

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