Plot 1

The most urban of the Baydons Development, Plot 1 is more closely aligned to the scale of the existing houses on the lane. The mass is broken into three forms, the central core is built in stone and holds spaces that wanted a sense of enclosure and embrace such as bedrooms, utility and snug spaces. Parallel to the central core is the living wing, this is a very pure extruded form holding an open plan living space for the family which maximises light, air and active spaces. Perpendicular to the two wings is a third wing that holds circulation and utility spaces such as the garage, workshop and boot room.

Photography by Pete Helme

Kitchen with gable end

Sustainable measures

Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)

Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)

Photovoltaic panels

Natural sustainable materials and reused materials

Environmental construction policy to minimise chemical use and construction waste

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

Rain water harvesting to a large beneath ground tank

Biodiverse landscaping used

Chippenham, North Wiltshire

Self-Build Eco House