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Project Farmhouse - Blog 4 - Planning Permission is in

Project Farmhouse - Blog 4 - Planning Permission is in

Planning permission is in

Over the past 12 months Bright Spark have been working with Smalley & Hales Architects, the South Downs National Park planning and historic buildings officers on the #projectfarmhouse.   

There has been a lot of work carried out to design a scheme that extends and modernises the Farmhouse for a 21st century young family yet retaining the character and charm of the listed building.   The current designs create a new open plan kitchen and dining space linked to the old kitchen (converted into utility room) and children’s play room.   The garage, suffering from subsidence, will be replaced.

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Once the building works are finished then the restoration of the rest of the house will start with a new heating and hot water system. We are planning to use all local contractors and local materials for the build.

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Bright Spark Energy, have been involved in #projectfarmhouse since the very beginning.  Saul and the Technical Team have been focussed on electrical and lighting design incorporating smart home technologies and ensuring the right renewable technologies will be installed.  The team have designed in: 

 

  • Solar Panels on the south facing roof and Battery Storage

  • Smart Home Tech so heating and lighting can be run from an iPad

  • Data and AV cabling with an integrated sound system

 

Our planning application is live on the SDNP planning portal - SDNP/19/03154/FUL  All comments of support welcome. 

Project Farmhouse - Blog 3 - LED Lighting & Controls

Project Farmhouse - Blog 3 - LED Lighting & Controls

Our next blog post on our #projectfarmhouse - We have upgraded the existing lighting this week to reduce our energy costs significantly and improve the lighting quality and controls across the house.

Project Farmhouse - Blog 1 - Introduction

Project Farmhouse - Blog 1 - Introduction

The first blog post in our series about our Farmhouse Project, working with our customers to make a Grade II listed building into a comfortable and modern family home.