We had the pleasure of designing a bespoke new home in Darley Dale, Matlock. The site already had planning permission for a generic stone dwelling when the clients bought the site in early 2017, however they wished to build a more contemporary dwelling.
We worked with the local planning authority, Derbyshire Dales District Council to prepare a truly individual design that took precedent from the street’s alternating profiles of gables fronting the highway and running parallel.
The new home takes advantage of the long views across the valley to Riber Castle in the east and across Darley Dale to the North, with projecting glazed gables and first floor balconies. Our clients had a strong desire for private open plan living, this was achieved by having the living areas positioned at the rear of the house, enabling the occupants to open the sliding doors and have direct access to their private south easterly facing split level garden.
The use of materials was an important consideration to assimilate with the surroundings but to read as a building built in 2018. The use of blue zinc cladding to the first floor brings harmony with the roofs of the neighbouring properties and the choice of buff brick at ground floor, ties in with the brick and stone of the street.
The project was completed in 2018. The contractors, JPD properties, worked well in the extreme variations of weather conditions of 2018, from our first four site visits being in the snow and the latter stages being the extreme hot weather. The clients are delighted with their new home and continue to enjoy the long views across Matlock and beyond.
Here are some photographs of the project including the projecting balcony to the rear elevation and the view from the first floor sitting room overlooking the Derbyshire countryside.
Bringing your New Home to Life
We believe that good design is a crucial part of the planning process. Getting the design of a project right is critical to gaining a successful planning consent and avoiding unnecessary delay and costs.
Our approachable and experienced design team is comprised of architects, architectural assistants, designers and technicians, who offer a comprehensive architecture service from concept through to completion.
For more information, or for a no obligation consultation to discuss your dream new home, please contact us on 01332 347371.