More Than One
Like other commercial projects; we will only produce housing schemes for selected clients that share our values and ethos.
We have been very lucky to have been commissioned to design affordable housing, commoners housing and community housing, rather than housing for developer’s profits.
A part of the Jordans Mill project (see case study on COMMERCIAL section), these two semi-detached houses replaced two existing dilapidated cottages. The new buildings have traditionally made Douglas fir structural frames with contemporary exterior features, including zinc roofs and ‘reverse’ eaves that do not project. These houses are used as staff accommodation. Photo Credit: Nigel Ridgen
We were honoured to win the commission to design and build two new commoners houses at Anderwood in the New Forest for the Forestry Commission. These houses were the first to be built on Crown land for over fifty years and were to be tenanted to commoners - who are essential for maintaining the open common land in the Forest. The houses were exceptionally energy efficient with SIPS panels, ground-source heat pumps, PV panels and a heat-recovery and ventilation system.
A follows-on project to the Jordans Mill project, was to design these two contemporary detached oak-framed houses with metal roofs and crisp detailing to echo the recently completed nearby Mill Cottages. The main roof shape also reflected the roofscapes of the main Jordans Mill Visitor Building. Coated steel roofing and natural timber cladding has ensured that the houses fit into the semi-post industrial landscape of the area.
Brentor Community Housing
An exciting new venture for proposed new Community Housing Trusts throughout South and West Devon. This scheme is the first to approach a planning application and has been the subject of community and parish consultation. Traditional building forms echo rural building types found on the edge of Dartmoor. Watch this space for further updates.