Client brief:

To build a house within the garden of is home on the edge of the Nether Edge conservation area.

Design solution:

This garden setting inspired our design and the materials we used for this new house. The house is made of cedar shingles with a tall zinc clad roof to let light flood into the living space and bedrooms. A lower brick section, built along the boundary contains the small scale ancillary spaces : kitchen, bathroom and utility. This reduces the scale of the house next to the neighbour and relates well to the adjacent house.

The bedrooms and living space have picture windows opening onto the garden with a balcony which hovers over the street long views across the wooded hills beyond.

What the client said:

“Simon Gedye was involved from start to finish on the design and build of our one storey contemporary building. Without his input I am certain that we would not have obtained the necessary planning permission in this conservation area of Nether Edge, Sheffield. There were some 20 objections from local residents. Now people are coming to admire the architecture of the building.”


Sheffield Design Awards 2012 : Shortlisted scheme