This project was for a deep retrofit and an as 'green' as we could make it extension to the Trafford Eco-house, already growing its own food and experimenting with aquaponics. The house was not the most architecturally stunning along with its neighbours on the street. So the goal was to create a contrasting extension to lift the house and the very lack lustre street.  Trafford Council refused permission on the basis that it was not in keeping with the street, and  the only solution acceptable to them was a compromise too far for the client. So while we got permission in the end, our client had gone off the design and neighbourhood, sold up and left.