No. 22

No. 22’s elevated site, on the brow of the hill, gave it a great potential not previously realised by the original bungalow. The replacement eco new build scheme looked to maintain the views of neighbouring properties over the existing house, whilst ensuring that every room in the new house had a great view of its own.

The house was subdivided into two wings with similar volumes but completely different external forms, creating a wealth of spaces both within themselves and their relationship to each other. The two-storey link, formed by the contemporary and angular circulation space, houses an industrial stair designed to draw your eye upwards and highlight the full scale of the house.

To the rear, the mature private gardens were drawn into the new house using a combination of large openings and smaller framed views into the garden. A raised patio allows the garden to extend upwards and connect with views above the neighbouring houses and to the countryside beyond.

A simplified palette of materials united the houses many features. Externally, this contrasts with the organic nature of the gardens and adjacent wood with a mix of stone, metal and glass. Internally, the use of wood draws the natural world inside.

industral style staircase
front entrance driveway to eco new build house
rear elevation twin gable with balcony eco new build house
wooden floor detailing
terraced seating area
slate tile corner detail eco self build house architect
outdoor entertaining space with overhanging cover
double height window
slate tile roof
steel external staircase

Sustainable Measures

Photovoltaic panels

Natural sustainable materials and reused materials

Environmental construction policy to minimise chemical use and construction waste

Passive solar gain regulation/orientation studies undertaken during design

Electric car charging and allocated space for future battery installation

Minimal internal structure to allow future alteration

High insulation levels (low U and Y values)

Home working space

Eco New Build
Chippenham, North Wiltshire