Planning Approval granted for contemporary self-build house (750m2) to be clad in corten steel

Delegated planning approval has just been granted by South Cambridgeshire District Council for our large self-build house in Linton. The house (750m2 in area) has a split-level design with first floor living room and will feature a basement swimming pool and internal lift. The exterior of the building will be clad in corten steel. Corten steel weathers to develop rich earthy colours with a natural patina. The corten finish was considered to be a good compliment to tree foliage and natural landscaping hues. Other materials of note used on the dwelling are a weathered buff brick, dark grey powder coated windows and a planted sedum roof to help integrate the building into its semi-rural setting. The site is situated on the northern edge of the village backing onto open countryside. The Local Parish Council welcomed the “innovative, sustainable and harmonious design”. Carter Jonas acted as planning consultants. Construction is due to start later his year.