Houlton are very pleased to have built a new bespoke home for a private client in South Ferriby on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Designed by award winning Sheffield architects Design Space Architecture, who specialise in one off, sustainable, contemporary homes, the property enjoys excellent views across and up the River Humber from its elevated position in this interesting village.
The new home is a two bedroom dwelling, incorporating a conservatory, of good quality architecture. It is a contemporary interpretation of both the historical brick farm buildings found throughout South Ferriby and North Lincolnshire, and also the more modern agricultural buildings found around the area.
The upper floor is partially in the roof to keep ridge and eaves heights low in relation to the surrounding buildings and a storey and a half element is located on the corner of the site to ‘book end’ the row of lower buildings, but also an historical reference to the barn opposite and the dovecotes found around the area.
Tumbling brickwork to the gables, corbelled eaves and string course are brick details familiar to the area, the building is brought up to date by the cantilevered full height glazed window, tipping its hat to the views of the Humber and the tall slot windows with dark grey frames, all detailed in a good quality brick from York Handmade. Roof tiles are from the local handmade clay roof tile manufacturer, William Blyth.
Landscaping is a mixture of hard and soft landscaping designed around the courtyard using complimentary materials and indigenous plants and shrubs.
High levels of insulation, in excess of minimum building requirements, have been used throughout the build which is constructed with an airtight fabric and Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery system.
The project won the Best Individual House Award at the South Yorkshire & Humber Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards at their 10th anniversary event. It will be shortlisted to represent the Yorkshire Region at the National Local Authority Building Control Awards taking place in London later in 2016.