Royal Military Canal Development Under Construction
Our Royal Military Canal Development scheme at Appledore consisting of four new dwellings and a refurbishment of an existing Victorian mill are well under construction.
The scheme overlooks The Royal Military Canal and the surrounding National Trust land.
The houses have large open plan ground floors, with a kitchen dining space overlooking the private gardens. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms, one with en suite along with one single bedroom and on the second floor there is a large master suite with walk in wardrobe, en suite and a balcony terrace overlooking the canal.
The houses have been designed using traditional materials executed in a very contemporary method. External materials will include brick, clay tiles and Kebony cladding boards. The houses will each be heated via an air source heat pump and be highly insulated.
At the entrance to the site there is also a Victorian mill which is a key part of the scheme, facing the main road frontage. The proposals include a full restoration, refurbishment and extension of the mill to provide a commercial premises with café on the ground floor and office space above.
West Sussex Winery Accomodation Nears Completion
Our accomodation building at a West Sussex Winery, which has red corrugated metal roofing is nearing completion.
The building provides new accomodation for staff at the vineyard who look after the everyday running of the estate.
The timber frame structure was pre-fabricated and insulated in a local workshop to minimise disruption around the vines.
Natural larch cladding will complement the rusty red metal and when complete the houses will run off air source heat pumps combined with an MVHR system.
The Street, Appledore Gains Planning Permission
The Street is a collection of 3 and 4 bedroom contemporary houses to be built in Appledore, Kent.
The site consists of 5 x 3 bedroom social houses, which will be built to Passiv plus standards, along with 1 x 3 bed private dwelling, 2 x 4 bed pair of semi- detached houses and 4 x detached 4 bedroom houses.
The houses will all be heated and cooled using air source heat pumps.
Each property combines a vernacular material palette of fair faced bricks, render, dark stained timber cladding and zinc seamed roofs. The forms are influenced by traditional buildings within the adjacent conservation area yet detailed in a contemporary way.
Some of the larger properties have double height spaces with large high level glazed top light over the dining room areas and entrance hallways. Each property will be fitted with bespoke joinery, and locally sourced handmade kitchens.
The houses have been designed individually to suit the sloping site context and to maximise the views of the surrounding countryside.
The private houses all then have shared access and views over a communal nature area with a lake which will also be used as an attenuation pond. Pockets of landscaping have been designed to create the sense of smaller clusters of houses rather than a single large expanse of housing, as well as providing privacy.