This is a complete new house on a lovely south west facing rural site 1 mile from Ottery St Mary town centre half a mile from Kings school (one of Devons top comprehensives) and 10 minutes from the M5 at Exeter.
The house has been designed to provide fantastic esthetic space with an emphasis on longivity and enviromental considerations. It has supurb thermal performance, hot water and heating will be provided by ground source heat pump. We have used natural local materials as far as reasonably possible.
2,500 sq ft of accommodation will comprise a very spacious living room, kitchen diner, a utility and ground floor loo, four large bedrooms, a spectacular second floor family room / study, and three full bathrooms. Finished to a very high specification with underfloor heating and porcelain and oak floors throughout, oak doors, sweet chestnut and oak windows, hand made iron mongery, green oak beams, lintels and roof structure covered in fine French water reed thatch.
This is the fourth new house we have created, and the fisrt three have all won awards: Lower Tricombe won the Daily Telegraph best converted home award 1995. Cobtun won the IRBA Best environmental house 2005, and Keppel gate has just won the LABC South West region best vernacular building.
100mm Polystyrene + 50mm PIR
Underfloor heating pipes
Doing this at this time means oversight doubles as screed (only one layer of concrete).
Spiral stairs started in block work.
Main fire place
Beginning first floor
Underfloor heating shown.
First floor cob walls being built
Kevin standing on Stair pillar.
fifth lift of cob.
Second floor stairs
Second floor stairs
Showing temporary block support.
Kevin laying concrete Base pad
For chimney brick work.
Bottom cord going on
First roof truss
Wall plate detail
All trusses on
Thatch going on
On top of fire proof layer.
Sweet chestnut bespoke joinery, Yellow ochre lime wash on lime putty render.
Unique Oak airing cupboard door
Formed under second floor cob spiral stair case.
Finished living room
Main en suite
Top floor main room
Top floor bedroom