|Project||New Build House for Disabled Client|
|Status||Completed March 2012|
Cedar Croft is a new single storey dwelling for a disabled client situated on a stunning rural site in Surrey. The new house provides highly bespoke and specialist accommodation within a sustainable and contemporary structure. The building incorporates wide circulation spaces and large sliding doors to facilitate movement around the house. The main living spaces and the master bedroom open up into the roof volume with visible timber trusses reinforcing the barn-like forms and creating lofty spacious rooms.
The house replaces a larger family house on the same plot which did not meet her needs. The architectural form is that of a collection of barn buildings, simple single storey pitch roofed volumes. The silhouette is traditional but the detailing is modern, with cedar infill panels and slate grey window linings inserted into buff brickwork. The slate roof is clipped back against the walls giving a crisp profile.
The timber-framed house is designed to have a reduced carbon foot print; it has insulation values considerably above statutory requirements and incorporates solar hot water heating, solar photovoltaics and a rainwater harvesting system to feed the toilets and garden.