• Client:
    Broadacres Housing Association
  • Location:
    Hutton Rudby, North Yorkshire
  • Contract Value:

Esh Property Services deliver 16 new affordable homes for rent supporting local communities in rural areas with sustainable housing solutions.

The scheme provides affordable rural housing which is sympathetic to its surroundings and the village style of Hutton Rudby whilst creating contemporary family homes. There are 16 properties in total comprising of 2 three bedroom bungalows, 9 two bed houses and 5 three bed houses for affordable rent.

The village of Hutton Rudby contains a mix of built development, open space and planted areas. A need for affordable housing had been identified in the area as the house prices were significantly higher than the UKs average and almost double that of surrounding towns in Teesside.

The 0.5 hectare site is located on the fringe of the village in an area of predominantly low density housing. To ease the transition to high density housing the terraced properties were positioned to the west with the bungalows being to the east to reduce the impact of the new dwelling to the existing residents. The layout creates a new traditional terrace which fronts Garbutts Lane and contains features reminiscent of those found in the village. Located at the widest part of the site, further houses were arranged behind but at a lower density to enable views and sunlight to extend between the dwellings and enable parking to be positioned between the units. The terrace fronting Garbutts Lane has been arranged in an informal stepped arrangement to give the impression of a terrace of entirely bespoke dwellings.

The 16 properties were constructed using traditional build techniques with brick and block walls, concrete strip foundations, concrete roof tiles, render, timber cladding, Juliet balconies and upvc windows and composite doors. The houses are orientated north/south so the houses benefit from south facing gardens and secure parking over by the houses to the read.

The north east corner of the site has been left as open space to separate the existing dwellings of the Wicketts from the new housing. The bungalows have a covered car port for wheelchair users.

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