The Meadows

Essex

Located on a former school site, calfordseaden provided architectural and principal designer services to transform this location into nine modern new dwellings for the executive and/or large family housing market.

With the site boasting four different house types, it was key to balance a contemporary style and generous room sizes with a unique feel throughout each.

This individual approach was reflected through its design, for which inspiration came from the saw-tooth roofs at an award-winning development and Huf Haus’ take on disconnected pitch roofs. A blend of both pitched and disconnected roofs using various materials ensured a distinct character across all house types.

Features also include a timber frame construction, bespoke house design and high specification components including individual external cladding materials. Sustainable, low carbon materials were utilised alongside these features, together with super insulation and a fabric first approach.

Having worked on this project from concept design through to the submission of the planning application, calfordseaden provided a complete technical drawing package resulting in an elegant mix of natural daylight and ventilation, taking advantage of the surrounding countryside views.