In 2018 Boutique Modern won a competitive tender to manufacture six 1-bedroom bungalows on a Council owned garage site in Peacehaven, East Sussex designed by Brighton based architect ZSTa (now Stickland Wright).
These homes have been designed to integrate into the existing neighbourhood with as little disruption as possible, which is achieved by selecting modern materials in a similar vernacular to the surrounding external palette as well as designing the homes specifically for modular manufacture to minimise time on-site. During specification we worked closely with Lewes District Council to ensure specification of the buildings was compliant with end-user expectations and maintenance requirements.
All Boutique Modern homes are designed using a Fabric First approach. A ‘fabric first’ approach to building design involves maximising the performance of the materials that make up the building fabric itself, before considering the use of mechanical or electrical building services systems. This can help reduce capital outlay and running costs, improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.
The homes at Ashington Gardens contain a whole-house MVHR system and 0.9kWh of solar PV per home, which contributes to a reduction in energy and heating costs of approximately 40% against the UKPN national average.
LABC Building Excellence Awards South East – Best New Social Housing Project 2020
LABC Building Excellence Awards South East – Best Small Housing Development 2020
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