Backland Self Build House


Inheriting his fathers’ bungalow, which had remained untouched for many years but sat on a large plot, our client looked to maximise the potential of the plot as well as creating something he could be proud of.

Working with a local Estate Agent, we undertook a feasibility study and series or appraisals to consider what could be achieved on the plot, giving our client the best return, when considering both risk and tax implications.

The final scheme sought to modernise and extend the existing bungalow, turning from a small two-bedroom bungalow into a good-sized family home, creating a new “face” to the street.

The remaining land was split, leaving a suitable sized garden for the bungalow and creating a suitable plot for a new build dwelling. Careful consideration of the local planning policies, including the separation distances between habitable windows and minimum garden sizes.

The new dwelling was designed to create a 4 bedroom c. 1, 500 sq ft home. Careful consideration of how this new dwelling related to its context was imperative to ensure that there was no harmful overbearing, overshadowing, overlooking or impact on the surrounding amenity of the neighbouring properties.