NEW BUILD HOUSES

Scroll down to see examples of our new build houses.

 

With all of our new build houses we begin by developing the brief with the client.

 

We develop your ideas and look at layout options, styles, tastes, budget, site context .

 

We develop the brief to maximise your chance of gaining planning permission (at time of publishing we have a 100% record of gaining full planning permission for new build houses), produce building regulations and detail design drawings and advise on builders and contracts.

 

We manage all the design stages and consultants as we progress and we can advise on the various building contract options, administer the contract on site.

We also design for Developers,  Project Managers  and Design and Build Companies along with domestic clients.

Please call us on 07807459 350 or email us at paul@paulreedarchitects.com to arrange a free site visit, or just to chat about your project in more detail.

 

WHISPERING REEDS, PETT LEVEL HASTINGS

Approx Build Cost £380k

On the bank of a military canal and looking across to the beach. An upside down house evolved to maximise views from the main living spaces. The style developed from a local vernacular of box like timber clad buildings nearby, while expressing the horizontal elements to allow the building to settle into the landscape. Internally the ground floor corridors divert the route upstairs and away for the downstairs bedrooms for greater privacy. An angled garage is linked by a walkway and window seats in living spaces overlook the main entrance for greater security. 

Whispering Reeds upside down house

Whispering Reeds upside down house

The horizontal nature and materials help the house settle into the landscape

Window seats surround the dining area looking out to the view

Window seats surround the dining area looking out to the view

The window seats project out from the house and overlook the entrance for added grounding and security

Stairs detail

Stairs detail

In combining the window ledge to the stairs this helps connect the interior to the surroundings

Design drawings of house

Design drawings of house

showing the projecting upside down nature and projecting elements

View from rear

View from rear

Showing connecting walkway and projecting window seats

View from driveway

View from driveway

Showing angled garage connected to the house via walkway and glass projecting balcony

Curved timber cladding on lower floor

Curved timber cladding on lower floor

Glass projecting balcony to living room above

The house in context

The house in context

With cliffs behind and canal in front the house settles into the landscape

View from garage to house

View from garage to house

The entrance lines through with the walkway, easily identifiable but not imposing

Glass balcony projects into the landscape

Glass balcony projects into the landscape

The cantilevered structure is completely thermally broken to give better thermal performance

The window seat in the landscape

The window seat in the landscape

On approach the house emerges from behind the trees

Deign Drawings

Deign Drawings

Through 3d modelling a complex house can more easily be imagined and developed

 

THE TREEHOUSE, WINCHESTER

Approx Build Cost £400k

Another upside down house, the client came to us with basic house plan ideas, we developed the design and brief creating a unique modernist characterful home. The facade materials change from side to side creating a different character facing each surrounding garden. The steep pitched roof is of smooth fibre cement tiles with hidden gutter detail and is designed to shed the build up of leaves without forming lichen. The shallow metal roofs vary in pitch and with bold lines and hidden gutters, with the corner window seat and horizontal banding give a dynamism to the facade. 

Treehouse Winchester

Treehouse Winchester

Side facing street shows the overlapping forms, window seat and timber banding

Design 3d drawings

Design 3d drawings

Showing roof from above as it steps above the split level layout below

Side garden facade

Side garden facade

The dominant roof here is slate with a hidden gutter, the window seat wraps around connecting the front facade

3d design front of facade

3d design front of facade

showing combination of different materials and proportional arrangement

Corner detail 3d design

Corner detail 3d design

The feature window seat dominates the corner providing views out to two sides

New house Winchester

New house Winchester

The finished building showing the window seat

The rear south facing facade

The rear south facing facade

South facing glazing increases solar gains and creates a different character to the rear garden

New house Winchester

New house Winchester

Inside the as built window seat

 

GREENFIELDS, PLUMPTON

Approx Build Cost £550k

Set in the South Downs National Park this dwelling mixes a local rural vernacular with a modern aesthetic to create an individual building that fits naturally within its setting. To the north side the traditional form of the barn roof is subverted and extended at points to create a dynamic individual modern form, the The narrow window band set in the roof derived form the notion of a cherry ladder. To the South the building opens up with large sliding glass doors maximising solar gains and creating sustainable dwelling. 

New House Plumpton Sussex SDNP

New House Plumpton Sussex SDNP

New house design for rural setting in South Downs National Park draws on Sussex rural vernacular style to create contemporary house design

Approach to house

Approach to house

Angular roof creates traditional cat slide roof with contemporary edge

Pumpton New House

Pumpton New House

Aerial View shows rural location in South Downs National Park

Views from the South

Views from the South

Shows corner fold back windows triple slide glass doors.

View From Garden

View From Garden

The house has West facing glazing looking down the garden and towards the countryside

New House Sussex Tiled Roof

New House Sussex Tiled Roof

The angular tiled roof hugs the house beneath settling it into the rural location

Shutters along West and South Side

Shutters along West and South Side

Shutters help for solar control, privacy and security on the rural location

Shutters along West and South Facades

Shutters along West and South Facades

The Shutters fold back to give maximum solar gains

 

WINSCOTT, CUCKFIELD

Approx Build Cost £600k

Set in the middle of a sloping field, the design developed into an organic element that falls naturally with the contours. A modernist design was favoured standing out in the field with facing materials made of render, and extra long bricks for texture. The pool begins to tie the building into the landscape and the horizontailty of the elements settle the building lower into the field. 

New House Cuckfield Side View

New House Cuckfield Side View

The falling nature is further expressed in the addition of the pool continuing the form along the field

Falling Field House Haywards Heath

Falling Field House Haywards Heath

The form of this house is derived from the topography of the falling field site helping it settle into the landscape

New House Aerial View

New House Aerial View

The central circulation space is expressed by the full height glazing element

New House Aerial View

New House Aerial View

The roof terrace is accessed form the master bedroom

New House Haywards Heath Aerial View

New House Haywards Heath Aerial View

Design view showing the driveway and car port located under the bedroom overhang

 

SUNNYDALE ROAD PATCHAM

Approx Build Cost £450k-£500k

These eco-semis with air source heat pumps southern orientated glazing and solar panel arrays have just gained planning permission. The combination of timber cladding, metal roofing and herringbone brickwork create a modern take on the suburban semi detached. We should be moving on to construction drawings in the Spring.

Street View
Street View

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Elevations showing details
Elevations showing details

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Street View
Street View

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DANLEYS, SURREY HILLS

Approx Build Cost £750k

Set in the Surrey Hills, this design was developed with  curved plan to maximise views across the valley in many directions. The linking element of the through wall creates a visual barrier to for between the public and private external spaces. A combination of stone and metal roofing give a rural but modern aesthetic. Internally the places are  planned out around a curved axis running through the house and feature staircase.

View form rear garden

View form rear garden

Aerial view showing curve

Aerial view showing curve

The new patio curves withe the form of the house

The new patio curves withe the form of the house

Aerial view from the South West

Aerial view from the South West

Aerial View from the South

Aerial View from the South

Truss design to support the aluminium roof

Truss design to support the aluminium roof

View from the driveway

View from the driveway

View from the garden

View from the garden

View from the North East

View from the North East

Garage roof

Garage roof

Stone and aluminium cladding on the garage

Stone and aluminium cladding on the garage

Garage roof showing curve from above

Garage roof showing curve from above

Render panels added

Render panels added

Birdseye view

Birdseye view

Showing curved wall and linking elements

Raer of house

Rear of house

South facing solar gains

Approach from road

Approach from road

garage located on the right

View from South East

View from South East

Steel frame

Steel frame

 

WESTFIELD SPRINGS, WESTFIELD

Approx Build Cost £450k

Set in the countryside on an awkward site, we orientated the building to the South to maximse solar gains and aligned the different elements wit th site boundaries to help the building settle into the space. Timber cladding, brick and grey tile roof work together for the modern - traditional aesthetic. Internally the double height dining area is crowned by stacked rooflights and overlooked by an internal gallery at first floor level.

Aerial view showing organic orientation

Aerial view showing organic orientation

The orientation changes to allow light to travel around the house throughout the day

Rear of house facing north

Rear of house facing north

Limiting glazing to the north reduces heat loss and overlooking to the neighbours

Wealden House aeriel view showing

Wealden House aeriel view showing

showing organic break up and massing of house and reducing impact on rural setting

View from the nearby woods

View from the nearby woods

A secluded woodland adjacent to the house provides an orientation for the more private spaces

Timber cladding at roof junction

Timber cladding at roof junction

Rural house showing junction of cedar cladding to slate roof eyebrow dormer

Side view of house

Side view of house

keeping the eaves low reduces the impact on the rural setting and increased the chance of planning permission

Velux combination rooflights over dining area

Velux combination rooflights over dining area

Creates and amazing space over the central hub of dining area

 

NEW HOUSES SALTDEAN AND PLUMPTON

Approx build cost £350k-£500k

The chalet bungalow at Saltdean uses traditional materials and forms, wit the additional of balcony style rooflight in the upper bedroom. We added flint paneling to mix with the red brick and tiles and dark painted wood to give a more traditional appearance.  

The Plumpton House was inherited from another architect, we were commissioned to undertake construction and building regulations drawings and specification. Another traditional house but with the modern cantilevered balconies facing South. The balconies required thermally broken steel connectors to prevent cold bridging through the external fabric.

Elevations Saltdean
Plumpton House Rear Elevation
Plumpton House Front
Saltdean House Attic Bedroom
Elevations Plumpton
Sections Saltdean
Sections Plumpton
Plans Plumpton
Saltdean House Balcony Rooflight Looking Over Fields
Saltdean House From Front

NEW HOUSES SIDCUP AND DORKING

Approx Build Cost £290k -£400k

We have worked on a variety of more traditional designed new dwellings where the client has wanted something a bit more 'normal' or where we have established that the planning officers may be a little restricting in the style that may be allowed. In order to reduce risk we assess the options and play safe where necessary. Even with more traditional designs there can be scope internally to create interesting functional spaces. The Dorking house has an internal high level glass clerestory to allow light to pass along the house and create a sense of space, similarly the Sidcup house has a central stairwell surrounded by glass and rooflights above allowing light to pass down through the house into living spaces.

Sidcup Front
Dorking Sections
Sidcup House
Dorking Elevations
Sidcup Side

NEW HOUSES FOR PROJECT MANAGERS AND DESIGN AND BUILD COMPANIES

Approx Build Cost £300k -£500k

Project managers or Design and Build companies bring projects that already have planning permission. These projects usually need the planning conditions resolving and technical details and specifications for building regulations submissions We can undertake this on any project if required.

 

The following show four house projects from a timber frame manufacturer where additional technical drawings, schedules and specification were needed to go to tender, along with some complicated planning permission conditions needing resolving.

front elevation traditional house.
services plan example
landscape plan example
services plan example
windows example
services plan example
rear elevation traditional house

HOUSE IN CROYDON

Approx Build Cost £250k

The existing site was a 10m x 6m brick paved parking area and had four previous planning applications refused by the council for various reasons. Because of these refusals the land was inexpensive, but because of the planning refusal history there was effectively a guide on ‘what not to build’. From this we developed a brief and put together a planning application.


The main issues in designing a building for this site were the danger of flood risk, visual impact on the view from the street, overlooking into neighbours’ gardens and windows, parking, retaining sight lines from the neighbour’s drive way and the potential for cutting off light to the neighbour’s windows.


These issues informed the design so that the plan and form of the proposed house could be developed. The application was supported with further investigations in 3D modelling of shadows and sunlight at various times of the day and overcast daylight calculations.


Planning permission was granted on this design and the client sold the site with the permission.

Street View
Rear of house
Birdseye view

NEW HOUSES AND FLATS FEASIBILITY STUDIES PEACEHAVEN, SOUTHWATER AND BRIGHTON.

Approx Build Cost £400k -£1.2M

These feasibility studies were all commissioned to test the waters for pre-planning advice. I such cases we keep our fee to an absolute minimum to minimise the financial risk of the client at during the early stages of a design.

The flats were for 19 dwellings on South Coast Road Peacehaven. The planners liked the design but wanted us to go to public consultation regarding the fourth floor. 

The Meadow House project in Southwater was a proposed development outside of the village development curtilage. 

The Brighton house was located at a prominent road junction.

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

Peacehaven flats study

meadow house site layout study

meadow house site layout study

meadow house feasibility sketches

meadow house feasibility sketches

Corner house from main street

Corner house from main street

Corner house aerial view

Corner house aerial view

Corner site side elevation

Corner site side elevation