Nicholas Avenue


The new detached house replaced a bungalow which was demolished on the site. The site-specific design of the new dwelling is based around encapsulating the sea and coastal views and maximising natural light in the internal spaces throughout the day. The contemporary family home has an open plan layout and with all habitable rooms incorporating floor to ceiling glass and a balcony at first floor level. The building is energy efficient, constructed using timber frame with a heat recovery system and excellent standards of air-tightness. The coastal material palette is a white through-coloured render with buff brick feature panels and a slate roof with galvanised steel rainwater goods.

“I wanted to record how much we valued your contribution to the designing and building of our new home. It was an enjoyable iterative process where we felt we were able to express our views on the style of the house and you would come back with even better ideas.

The proof of your excellence is that we have an amazing home; what we’d imagined and in many aspects even better!

It was a pleasure working with the team who were always helpful, responsive and professional. At a broader level I do hope that you continue to be successful as a business. And I think you can afford to be more confident and ambitious. Too often it is assumed that we have to go to London, Leeds, Manchester. You are every bit as good as them and can play a major part in the resurgence of the NE economy and especially in Sunderland.”

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