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With open-plan layouts more popular than ever, entirely open plan spaces come with their own set of challenges: noise, lingering cooking smells, the inability to (quite literally) shut the door on the washing up. What has instead evolved is semi-open plan ‘connected’ spaces, which flow from one to the other, but also retain an element of separation.
“We are encouraging customers to lean towards ‘semi-open plan’ where the main living spaces are merging into super spaces with multiple personalities (living/dining/kitchen or hallway/dining/study),” says Merry Albright of Border Oak.
“These spaces are high impact and hard-working, providing that much sought-after sense of space and light. But for these super rooms to work and look good, we are creating smaller functional spaces – utilities, boot rooms, playrooms, pantries and so on – where practicality takes priority.
“There are some tricks with semi-open plan living:
- consider zoning the big space with architectural features for definition and interest;
- explore ways of creating a sense of journey through the layout;
- and keep a long line of sight but retain an element of interest with an unexpected or quirky feature for interest.
- Oh — and a lot of fitted cupboards!” concludes Merry.
The location of the chosen site will have an influence on the size, style & appearance of your house and the choice of external materials.
- Foundations – Strip footings or Pile
- Brickwork or Lime Render
- SIP Construction
- Green Oak Frames
- Purpose Made Joinery
- Leadwork and Copper
A renewable energy system can be used to supply some or all of your electricity needs, saving on the enviroment, using technologies like.
- Solar & PV units
- Mechanical Heat Recovery
- Under Floor Heating
The design and construction of the property is avalible in-house with supervision. Cost controls and project management throughout the entire process.
- Architectural Design
- Project Management
- Structural Design
- SAP Calculations
- Drainage Systems