Click on the pictures to view our sketches produced by our architects at Sustainable Design Collective.
Roofs will probably have unequal pitches with the long side facing south with integrated PV to optimise energy performance. We hope to fit green roofs on the shorter steeper pitch to the north, to further reduce any negative impact on the view of the site from the north and Dartmoor National Park.
The houses will be set within a naturally landscaped site, with easy access to plenty of shared green spaces, including play areas and wild areas. There will be a small orchard, allotments, ponds, a fire pit and more.
Healthy and Sustainable Construction
The passive design strategy will be enhanced by the use of natural and re-usable materials in the construction and finishes used on the buildings. This, taken together with an off-site pre-fabricated ‘kit build’ construction system, (delivered wind and watertight) will ensure efficient operation and construction to the highest standards. Prefabricated elements will reduce both the energy used in construction and minimise embodied energy as well as resulting in fewer vehicle movements to and from the site.