CASE STUDY - BAKER

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Sometimes, a Potton project has seemingly endless space and unlimited creative possibilities.
 
At other times, we have to work with specific constraints. Interestingly, this can produce some of the most spectacular results.
 
Take Richard & Chrissie Baker’s Potton self build for example. Not only had they asked us to work within their 30 x 30 metre plot but, they also had some energy efficiency goals to achieve. The results are simply sublime.
 
Clean edges that mark the home’s boundaries act like an elegant frame  that draws the viewer into the beautiful work of art it contains. Stunning cladding, tonnes of glass and elegant transition between home and garden.

Our work with the Baker’s started when they presented their initial designs produced by Richard with the help of a local structural engineer. We quickly spotted a mistake in the basement design that could have been disastrous and we were able to offer a solution with a few design adjustments.
 
We offered the couple a competitive quote that reflected the unrivaled care and enthusiasm Potton provides. Then, the contracts were quickly signed. The Baker’s later told us, they were swayed by our offer to produce the planning drawings using our own expertise at a fraction of what an architect would charge.
 
We set to work supporting the Baker’s to build their dream home.
 
In their own words, “Our most memorable moment in the whole process was going from a basement to a fully erected frame in just 6 days …magic!”
 
This compliment captures the heart of the Potton approach, to completely exceed the expectations of our clients.

Location:
Isle of Man
Build Cost:
£1,397/m2
Completion Value:
£675,000
Floor Area:
285m2 / 3068 sq ft
Completion Date:
July 2014
Potton:
Building Structure
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