A small, low cost, low impact, high performance family house prototype using locally sourced materials with a focus on timber fabrication.
Being a small project it really gave a chance to get into the detail and try and economise each design decision without compromising the high environmental performance of the build. The result is a smart highly efficient home on a tight budget and difficult plot which provides a reference for better homes for more families in the UK.
We were looking for something special and different from the main stream, We didn't want the same cookie cutter approach we had found elsewhere. The team at COLE took us through the design process and delivered far beyond our initial expectations and we could not be more happy with the results.
— Jean Hicks
People comment about the building when they visit, They love the way it fuses the old with the new. I love the way the light comes through the spaces in the morning it does not fail to make me smile
— Chris Stanworth