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Chimes House by David Sheppard Architects

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Four houses: Chimes House by David Sheppard Architects

Our brief from a musician client was for a one-bedroom house around a music room on a disused builder’s yard adjacent to a 14th century church in an Environment Agency Flood Zone 3.

We built the new floor off the existing slab and hardstanding in layers of compacted recycled material within a brickwork perimeter wall, which established a working platform for the timber frame. This avoided a major dig, flood risk, party wall acts and landfill costs, with all the services being ducted under the slab.

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Chimes by David Sheppard Architects

We used plywood ‘I’ wall stud construction filled with sheep’s wool insulation, Kerto floor and roof joists with a sedum-covered single-ply roof membrane topped with PV and, internally, lime-waxed plywood finishes with larch floorboards.

Within a restricted curtilage we took a fluid approach, intuitively crafting spaces inspired by music and capturing light.

David Sheppard, founding director, David Sheppard Architects

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