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Oxford Architects Begin Finishing Touches to New Build in Middle Aston

23 Aug '18

New Build in Middle Aston

In the spring of last year work began on a new build house in Middle Aston, Oxfordshire. The plot, a little over two acres in size, had previously housed a three bed 1950s detached bungalow which had fallen into disrepair after standing vacant for many years. The clients approached our Oxford architects team wishing to demolish the existing property and replace it with a larger, more modern, family dwelling.

Liner barn-like formation
Planning was approved for a two-story detached house with converted loft space, creating a seven-bedroom home with master suite. It was proposed that the ground floor would incorporate a large, modern kitchen-diner with family living space. Leading off this social space would be a study, pantry and utility room. On the opposite side of the entrance hall a spacious formal living area would over-look the private terrace. Given that the proposed was to be built within a picturesque village location it was vital the property would not be a ‘statement’ home but would follow a more liner barn-like formation which would not dominate curb-side, but sit comfortably within its surroundings.

Rapid progress & finishing touches
At the beginning of March 2017 demolition began on the existing bungalow and the site was cleared ready for the foundations to be laid. From there, the project went from strength to strength. By May the phase two steel was ready for installation and the ground floor stone walls were making good progress. By Christmas the third phase steel was in place, roof rafters had been installed and the slates were going on. As we approach the end of this summer we are excited to see the final stages of the build taking shape. The second fix electrics are now being installed as is the sanitary wear in the bathrooms. A sleek, contemporary kitchen and utility room are being fitted to complete this stylish, architecturally designed family home. As the finishing touches are finalised we look forward to sharing further photographs of the build.

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