New Build Replacement Dwelling | Bridge View


Insight Architectural Design were commissioned to develop a design, and gain planning approval, for a new build replacement dwelling in the small village of East Woodburn, in Northumberland. The existing ‘Blyth Cottage’ was small, very damp and in need of full restoration. The decision was taken to demolish the existing dwelling and build a new energy efficient home, which would better meet the client’s requirements.

The Northumberland Local Plan provided policy which allows for existing dwellings to be replaced with dwellings that are of a similar scale and form. The proposed dwelling had to be built of random rubble sandstone, with a pitched slate roof over. The footprint and volume of the dwelling had to be proportionate to the existing cottage.

This was a self-build project, and the dwelling has been beautifully constructed by our client to very high standard. The property is timber frame construction and is airtight and thermally efficient, ensuring low heating and energy bills. The dwelling sits incredibly well on what is a lovely site and provides a stunning, three bedroom family home.  

New build replacement dwelling

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