We were approached by Wiltshire Rural Housing Association to help design a £1-1.2m social housing scheme on a brownfield site in Redlynch, Salisbury. The design consisted of a terrace of six, 2-3 bedroom houses on a fairly restricted site, with very minimal outside space. White Design Associates Ltd, the Architect on the project, had proposed a variety of two and three storey plots, each with balconies and projecting roofs to maximise the outdoor space available. With regards to the structure, traditional masonry construction was accompanied by glulam trusses and ridge beams to support the SIPS style roof panels over the majority of the plots. The gable frames at the front of each plot were designed as rigid steel portals that were fixed back to the masonry. We were responsible for the superstructure and substructure design, as well as party wall design and minor civils work including the design of a masonry retaining wall.
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