The Old Water Mill, Falfield, South Gloucestershire
Having already completed the renovation and extension of the adjacent Mill House we have now achieved detailed planning and Listed Buildings approval to add a two-storey extension to this grade 2 listed house. This was the original flour mill powered by water from the adjacent stream. The wooden water wheel and associated mechanisms are preserved inside the house behind a glass screen.
The new extension will provide a large family kitchen at ground floor opening onto the garden terrace with a new sitting room above that has direct access to an extensive balcony overlooking the garden and stream beyond.
It is intended that the new building, due to start on site in September, will be constructed using a green oak timber frame to reflect the existing large timber beams floor beams and mill mechanism.
As part of the negotiations with the local authority’s listed buildings officer we presented images from our computer model to show how the extension complimented and safeguarded the setting of the listed building.