NDA 2020 – Residential Build Finalist

We are really excited to be a Northern Design Award 2020 Finalist in the Residential Build Category. Broadoaks is a large, luxurious, contemporary six bed family home set over two floors, following the modern ‘Arts & Crafts’ style. The site sits within open countryside, an area of specialism for NC Architecture. In designing Broadoaks, we have combined the asymmetry associated with ‘Arts & Crafts’, alongside modern finishes and materials. The aesthetic is about simple, traditional building forms, the use of natural materials and the celebration of craftsmanship and individuality.

A popular style with many of our luxury home owning Clients in Cheshire, the ‘Arts & Crafts’ philosophy is also perfect for modern or traditional family living. The way we choose to interact in rooms and spaces, influences the external form of the building, as opposed to the rigid form of a classical house, forcing the internal layout to suit the prescribed exterior language. This philosophy worked particularly well for our Clients on Broadoaks, who wanted to make sure their home stylishly worked for their everyday life.

This beautiful family home features innovative solutions to reduce its carbon footprint. A top of the range automation system makes this one of the most sustainable and technologically advanced dwellings we have designed to date. Ground Source Heat Pump systems, which take advantage of the large surrounding gardens to heat the underfloor heating system and other appliances. Solar panels utilise the ‘south-facing’ orientation of the rear elevation to heat up the water for the household. This energy efficient home also features a sustainable drainage design by installation of soakaways, to drain surface water naturally.

The installation of an electric vehicle charging point within the garage to encourage use of electric cars, further emphasises the low carbon solutions that this luxury home employs.