Planning approval in East Sussex

Permission has been granted for amendments to the consented design of one of our latest projects, a single storey eco home near Lewes, East Sussex.



Our customers obtained planning permission for a new home with the help of a local architect. After permission was granted, they found themselves in a position where the build costs being quoted were far beyond what they wanted to spend.


Intended to be a steel frame with full walls of double glazing to the south, our customers were also concerned about the sustainability of the materials and the thermal performance of the original scheme.


In researching alternative options, they came across Facit Homes and got in touch to discuss how we might approach the project and provide improved environmental efficiency within their budget.


Amending the design


Retaining the same footprint as the consented design, our in-house architects modified the elevations to rationalise the amount of glazing, allowing for our high performance Facit Chassis™.


Despite reducing the quantity of (triple) glazing, we will maintain huge amounts of natural light for the interior and continue to capture the stunning views.



Our scheme preserved the Western Red Cedar cladding from the original design, which will help root the building in its rural setting. We introduced warm coloured aluminium cladding panels above and below the windows to create rhythm and verticality, breaking up the single storey mass.


Re-designing the home required the submission of a minor material amendment to the local planning authority, varying the approved drawings to our updated design, which we’re very pleased to say has now been granted.



Do you have a design? Are you looking for a way to build it?


We can help. Get in touch with the team in the studio today by calling 020 3034 0720 or emailing info@facit-homes.com and providing us with the details of your project.


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