We were asked to assist in the resolution of a regularisation issue in relation to landscaping works which had already commenced but also to develop a scheme that will rationalise the layout of this previously extended cottage and provides open plan space with a greater amount of light and connection to the garden.
So called because of our clients self-professed ability to pontificate over design ideas, rather than its proximity to the historic Moot Hall opposite, Moot Point is a new house in the historic Conservation Area of Wirksworth. The house is built along simple, passive and sustainable design principles.
The north facing elevation has few openings and extra insulation has been added. The south facing elevation is highly glazed to maximize solar gain. A conservatory is used to contribute to the heating, with the living and dining spaces opening into it a ground and first floor level. This is particularly effective in spring and autumn. All rainwater is filtered and recycled and timber was specified where allowed to keep construction materials in line with the projects sustainable aims.