Completion of Replacement Chalet

We were pleased to visit our most recent project completion, a replacement riverside chalet based in the sought-after ‘Riverside Estate‘ located in Brundall, Norwich.

Following our initial involvement and progress through the various stages of the design, it was a pleasure to work alongside the client and the various members of the design team to bring the concept to life. On completion of the project, Mr Keith Wheeler (owner) went on to say:

My wife and I had purchased a riverside chalet in a very poor state of repair with a view of demolishing it and building a larger three bedroomed, two bathroom property that would delight the eye and make the best use of the site. It needed to be energy efficient and suitable for all year-round occupation as the property had 12 months residential use.

Having spoken to a number of architects about the project, we elected to work with Craig Liversidge from Paul Robinson Partnership as he demonstrated a full understanding of our requirements and the necessary creative flair combined with a pragmatism that the demands of the site required. In addition to commissioning the design, the brief was also to include dealing with Building Regulations and obtaining planning permission.

We found Craig and his team were responsive and a delight to work with. They demonstrated great patience, especially in the way they dealt with the many obstacles the planning authority kept putting in the way. When the planning authority granted planning permission, but with a restrictive condition limiting occupation of the building, Paul Robinson Partnership undertook the planning appeal on our behalf. Due to the professionalism and compelling nature of Craig’s response, our appeal was upheld and the restrictive condition was removed, reinstating 12 months residential use for our family to enjoy.

In conclusion, we are delighted with the end result and wish to offer this unsolicited testimonial trusting that it will reassure others thinking of using this practice in the future.”

On entering the site after completion, it was great to see and capture the various features, modern finishes, and attention to detail that complemented this attractive and aesthetically pleasing design. It was apparent with the evening sun beginning to set, the large glazed openings created an impressive contrast between light and shadow, accentuating its dynamic vaulted open plan living space that overlooks the desirable riverside landscape and promotes the surrounding peaceful and tranquil setting.

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