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Roof design can be critical to gaining planning consent

This house in Cornwall demonstrates both the beauty of a 'green' roof and its benefits in terms of obtaining planning consent.

The property is the work the exceptional CSA Architects. Their clients commissioned them to design a new dwelling in the grounds of their existing home.

Visual impact was always a key issue here, which is why CSA conceived two vegetation-covered 'green' barrel roofs. These allow the house to blend into the surrounding landscape. They also help to insulate it, contributing to a low carbon footprint.

More images of this inspirational building can be found below and here.

Due to its sensitive location, planning consent was granted on appeal. If you'd like help or advise on your planning application or appeal, feel free to contact us via or call us on 0845 170 8050.


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