Heatherfields

Our development at Heatherfields consists of three large detached houses in a quiet village setting. The site was previously a small bungalow with a three and a half acres donkey paddock.


Location

Alderbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Date

Completed, 2011/12

THE DESIGN


JJ Acquisitions acquired this site with full outline planning permission and then worked through the finer design details with a renowned local architect.

Our main design aim was to create three luxury houses that were individual in their build and design, however through the use of materials were still tied together as a development. We decided this could be achieved through the use of the same external materials on each property however in different variations and proportions to create an individual appearance and feel to each house while still maintaining some association.

With each property sitting in an acre of beautiful established garden, and a mere four miles from Salisbury town center, we knew this project could be something special and it made us very aware that the houses needed to settle into their environment in order for the project to be a success.

THE BUILD


The site was an area of environmental special interest so we employed a team of consultants to guide us through the construction in order to minimise disruption to the local wildlife and their habitat.

We used locally grown douglas fir cladding to soften the buildings and a mixed clay tile to break up the roof area. Through the extensive use of glass and concertina sliding doors we achieved the feeling that you are living in your surroundings and that the boundary between outside and in has been merged.

Another part of ensuring that the houses fit in their environment was their eco credentials. Due to their being surrounded by nature it seemed appropriate that they have a minimal carbon footprint and so we decided to build them using a SIPS (structural insulated panels) construction method, combined with rainwater harvesters and the most efficient lighting and heating methods we had available to us at the time.

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