The Wynd, Amble

An innovative, award-winning scheme of 12 detached houses designed to take advantage of the dual aspect nature of the site. The dwelling types are on deep plots with a single storey living/kitchen framing a small sheltered courtyard garden.

The palette of contemporary materials and details responds to the coastal location and includes zinc sheet and sedum roofing, rendered elevations with larch cladding and high performance windows. The scheme has been awarded Eco Homes rating of Excellent. The rating was achieved by implementing the following initiatives: reduction in carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions; timber frame construction from a sustainable managed source; highly insulated building envelope; preference for locally sourced materials with low embodied energy and zero OPD; sedum roof to reduce surface water runoff and promote biodiversity; maximise daylight to habitable rooms; low energy light fittings; energy efficient white goods and appliances.