From what we can work out the conservation officer wants us to do the following.
- Change all gables to hips — This we can live with! In some ways this looks better, esp. at the ends.
- Replace the both porches with extended main roof sections — Makes a more complicated roof but thats ok.
- Change the size and move about the rear extensions to get a symetrical design — This seems pointless as nobody can see the rear of the building except us! So we havent done this at all.
- Reduce the ridge height to 5.5m — We have reduced the main roof slope and removed 300mm from the downstairs celing height giving at new ridge of 6m – hope thats enough.
We have also added windows to the TV Room and Utility (This will be a false window or decorative feature in reality) to help with the balance of the front wall. The other thing is extending the roof overhang by 200mm which helps to give a more normal ratio between walls and roof appearance.
We will take these ideas to the planners tomorrow.