To the ground floor there is a gymnasium, lounge, study, kitchen dining living area a green oak outcrop wraps the external façade at ground floor level creating open aspect over the rear garden whilst being screened by the mature trees a high level of privacy is maintained. To the first floor there are 4 bedrooms, 2 having ensuite facilities, & a further study within the large roof space is achieved with every inch of available floor space being made use of.
An air source heat pump provides energy to run the underfloor heating throughout whilst solar panels generate hot water making the dwelling very energy efficient.
The principal facing material is natural stone which was sourced from a local quarry whilst plain clay tiles, cast iron gutters & downpipes & oak windows emphasise the overall sympathetic design.
The fundamental design is that of a north Staffordshire farmstead which consisted of a detached house with 1 or more detached outbuildings serving a variety of functions. Bearing this in mind the design solution sets out to appear as though the buildings have been linked & that the outbuilding looks like a converted outbuilding; formerly a stable or pigsty.
The practice undertook services in accordance with RIBA work stages A to L and although the client undertook all direct labour himself our practice undertook site visits to monitor quality of workmanship and issue contract certification as appropriate.