Extension and Swimming pool
Building the swimming pool was quite a logistical challenge, Designed and built by HGT, the pool was located up the top of steeply sloping garden. The brief was to construct a large pool 11 m by 5m high enough up the sloping garden so that from the pool you could view over the top of the house to obtain an uninterrupted view down the valley. All the excavated spoil was stored on site and used to landscape around the pool, no material was carted off site to help control costs and all materials were transported up the steep incline via forklift and dumpers from the private road in front of the house. The pool was insulated with Celotex to stop loss of heat through the ground and is heated via solar panels which provide sufficient heat from June to September. A boiler was installed to prolong the swimming season through from early May to October.
This one large living space was originally 3 separate rooms. HGT managed the design and build of the project and formed one large living space with open plan kitchen, dining room and conservatory / family room, the finished room was heated via under floor electric heating and benefitted from the conservatory at one end and large bay window installed at the other end providing bright natural light through the whole room
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