House in Littlehempston near Totnes
This house is to replace a bungalow and dilapidated outbuildings on a rural site at the edge of the village. It is one and a half storeys to eaves level with living spaces below and bedrooms above. The L shaped plan defines a south-facing terrace at ground level and provides shelter from the easterly winds.
The new house will be predominantly constructed from timber. Timber is the only truly renewable construction material with the lowest energy consumption of any form of building across its lifecycle. The use of timber reduces CO2 because trees act as a carbon ‘sink’, removing CO2 from the atmosphere.
The main building material is Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) - giant, solid wood panels that are cut in a factory and assembled on site. The CLT is exposed internally as much as possible. Externally the structure is clad in Western Red Cedar with a natural slate roof. The scheme will incorporate ground source heat pumps and solar PV technology.
The project started on site in Sept 2016 and is due for completion in August 2017.
Extension to ground floor flat, South London
The project is for a single storey extension and internal alterations to a ground floor flat in Balham, South London. Forming part of the Heaver Estate and sitting within a Conservation Area, the extension is to be built from London stock brick with a standing seam zinc roof.
Extension to house in Totnes
We gained planning permission for this single storey extension to a house in Bridgetown, Totnes in November 2015. The extension forms a transition in levels down to the garden. A large Rooflight brings light into the deepest part of the plan.