Role: Project Architect and Contract Administrator

Water End House is part of a small collection of dwellings on a family estate centred around the largest dwelling Derwent Bay House which sits to the north of Water End House. The private estate is surrounded by mature trees with partial views through trees across Derwent Bay looking towards the opposite woodland.

It was agreed the proposals should be of a highly contemporary approach but one which the site and its context could accommodate.

 

 

The proposed two storey pitched roof, detached house with full height glazing to the ground floor supports a zinc clad timber frame upper floor and roof. This replaced the existing dwelling which was damaged during the storms of December 2015.

The replacement family home will provides a modern design suitable to the estate which currently contains a range of architectural styles unique to each building. The proposed materials for the project included Burlington blue / grey stone random walling that assisted – by forming large privacy walls – in maintaining high levels of privacy between the various residencies on the site.

The property is fed by a biomass heating system fuelled by wood pellets, lime mortar has been used throughout the external masonry wall construction and a timber frame walling system complete with cellulose insulation achieves a breathable external envelope.

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