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House in a Field


Project Details

£0.5m to £0.99M

Brownfield site, New Build



5 Union Road , Chippenham , Wiltshire , SN15 1HW , United Kingdom

This replacement dwelling sought to emulate the historic workers cottages which had fallen into dereliction on the site while also better integrating into its present day setting of open farmland. A large masonry gable and through wall anchored the house and increased localise definition within the site as it did with the workers cottages but the remainder of the house used a portal frame construction mirroring the barns of neighbouring farms. Shou sugi ban was combined with Sinusoidal metal roofing to mimic the rural vernacular palette while maximising sustainability. A small entry wing and utility was added to the front of the house to define the two storey element and visually signpost the entrance. Sustainable Measures Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) 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) Biodiverse landscaping used Melksham, North Wiltshire Barn-style New Build