New Contemporary Dwelling, Gilford, County Down

This dwelling was a very hard fought Planning Approval. After prolonged negotiations we finally achieved Planning Permission to replace the ruins of a former mill building with a single dwelling under PPS 21 CTY 3. The dwelling has been designed to reflect the barn it replaces with a very simple rural, two storey form. The site is very restrictive and steep and is surrounded by mature trees which had to be retained under the Planning Approval. Being only one room deep the new dwelling will be filled with natural light and very high levels of insulation should keep the heating costs down.