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Domestic New Build

Although much of our domestic work is involved in the conversion, refurbishment, extension and re-organisation of existing buildings, we provide our same user-friendly service in the bespoke design of new houses for private individuals and developers.

We take a pride in ensuring that our new houses are designed sensitively, to meet client requirements, to fit comfortably into their surroundings and allow future flexibility of use, and to reflect the possible changing needs of the occupants without ‘dating’.  We also endeavour to adopt energy saving features and sustainably resourced construction materials, that our clients are willing to accept.

By careful consideration of the brief, design, orientation and interaction between house and garden, we ensure that the best use is made of the available setting, resulting in desirable ‘added value’ to homes, designed by us.

Current projects are always at varying stages of the design and construction process, from initial sketch design to just completed on site:-

New house     On a narrow site, this carefully orientated stone, tile and glass building fits sensitively into the street scene (Conservation Area) whilst hugging the garden to the rear. The glazed gable, to the first floor sitting room, provides magical views over Carsington Reservoir and the surrounding hills.

New house      An agricultural worker’s dwelling, with a difference, almost complete. Designed for retirement, the roof has a significant overhang to disguise the large areas of glass, thus forming a covered veranda, permitting access to lovely views from inside and out.

New house      Working in a sensitive rural setting on a site that contained a much altered 19th century cottage we were commissioned to design a new house. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s local plan policy allows for the demolition of existing dwellings and their replacement with a new building subject to the development being in scale and in character with their rural setting. Planning consent was successfully achieved.  Included in this project is a requirement to install a ground sourced under floor heating system to all rooms, provide a 3 bay garage and store, with studio accommodation above and a rainwater recycling system for car washing, toilet flushing and washing clothes.

A replacement farmhouse     This is a south facing, 3 storey dwelling plus basement, adopting low energy features and incorporating biomass technology and rainwater harvesting.

A single level dwelling for a disabled client and his wife     Designed as a low energy, low maintenance building with careful orientation to maximise on sunlight and views. 'Thin bed' construction is to be adopted for speed of erection, enabling internal fitting out to take place at the same time as facing the external walls in brickwork. The roof space provides bedrooms for visiting friends and family.

New house     Recently completed, this was a tricky planning issue, involving a certificate of lawfulness and then a replacement dwelling. The 4 bedroom house was built to 3 storeys, in order to restrict its footprint to that of the previous ‘dwelling’. The tiled roofs have stone coped gables and brick walling has stone dressings to window and door openings.

Agricultural workers dwellings within the Peak Park     2 such dwellings for 2 different farmer clients, who proceeded to employ direct labour and supervise the construction themselves.  In order to achieve planning permission, it was necessary to liaise with agricultural specialists regarding statements of Need and Justification for siting.

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