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Phillips Tracey gets go-ahead for £220k home in Acton back yard

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Phillips Tracey Architects has received the green light for a single-storey two-bedroom house in a back yard in west London

London Borough of Ealing granted planning permission to the Surrey-based practice’s plans for the home on the 140m2 site near the corner of Vyner Road and Perryn Road in Acton.

The £220,000 house will replace a garage owned by the client’s mother, who has transferred the land at the bottom of her garden so her son can build his own home.

Set behind a Victorian brick wall, the new property will be accessed through a new gate at an existing opening in the boundary.

Phillips Tracey Architects said the scheme’s gabled frontages ‘subtly respond’ to the gabled elevations of garage structures opposite.

External walls will be faced with a dark clay brick to reflect the weathered brickwork of the older boundary wall. According to the Surrey-based practice, the roofs will be traditional standing-seam zinc in a dark Anthra colour to complement the walls. Windows and sliding doors will be framed in black aluminium.

A hallway from the entrance to the home flows into a dual aspect, open-plan living-dining area, where ceilings follow the folded form of the roof.

Sliding doors allow seamless access to two courtyards, while large areas of glazing boost internal levels of daylight.

Two bedrooms are positioned west of the entrance in a cellular arrangement with the main bedroom facing east and the second bedroom facing toward the street.

Solid floors, masonry walls, windows with deep reveals and high levels of insulation will provide thermal mass to allow a passive ventilation strategy. Solar panels, air source heat pumps and heat exchangers will reduce CO2 emissions.

Planning officers said the scheme ‘presents a high-quality design which responds to the constraints of the site and integrates with the surrounding developments’.

The scheme is due to start on site in September, with completion expected in spring 2019.

Phillips tracey architects perryn road plans and elevations

Phillips tracey architects perryn road plans and elevations

Project data

Location Vyner Road, Acton, London W3
Site size 140m²
Architect Phillips Tracey Architects
Principal designer Phillips Tracey Architects
Main contractor tbc
Landscape architect Phillip Tracey Architects
Structural engineer StructureHaus
M&E consultant Phillips Tracey Architects
Quantity surveyor N/A
Lighting consultant Phillips Tracey Architects
Tender date June 2018
Start on site September 2018
Expected completion May 2019
Contract duration 9 months
Gross internal floor area 67m²
Form of contract JCT IFC
Total cost £220,000

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