News / New House in Goathland
Posted: 28 February 2023
We are delighted to have received planning approval for a new dwelling in Goathland in the North York Moors National Park and in a conservation area. The existing house on the site is a tired, 1930s bungalow with concrete tiles and a chalet style exterior an incongruous addition to the village.
The new house will be built in locally quarried herringbone tooled stone with solar generating roof slates. The design incorporates a timber frame filled with hemplime, limecrete floors, un-fired earth blocks for internal walls, composting toilets to minimise water and electricity use.
The Clients brief called for
- Use of locally sourced materials for the exterior.
- Maximising the potential for generation of electricity through solar panels/slates.
- Positioning the house to minimise overshading from neighbours to the south.
- Positioning the house to minimise impact upon views enjoyed by neighbours to the north.
- Respecting the setting of the church by an appropriate architecture and materials.
- Respect of the local vernacular.
- Maximising the retention of boundary trees.
- Maximising the potential for food growing by incorporating a greenhouse and potting shed.
- Maximising the benefit of solar gain to minimise the need for artificial lighting and for winter heat gain.
- Internal flexibility of layout to allow for future wheelchair use and lifting aids in bathroom and bedroom.