Tree Tops

New Build

Salisbury Civic Society
New Building Award 2011

In replacing an existing house, the emphasis of this new build is on sustainability and the local environment.

The distinguished contemporary design takes its reference from both new and old agricultural buildings. A metal-clad cat-slide roof and simple elevations echo modern farm buildings, while features such as local rubble stone reflect traditional building techniques.

To improve sustainability, the scheme includes renewable energy sources with electrovoltaic solar strips printed onto zinc roofing. An air-sourced heat pump will give low carbon heating – with the bonus of air conditioning.

High-level insulation in thick external walls and solar-controlled south-facing glazing make this a super-efficient contemporary design.