Noble House

The owner of this nineteen thirties cottage was enthusiastic about renovating their home and adding features to make it more sustainable and more enjoyable to live in. Water collection for a thriving garden was a high priority as was bulk insulation for thermal comfort. The challenge was how to bring natural light and some winter sun into a building which was hard up against its northern neighbour. A contemporary version of dormer windows which we called ‘roof fins’ worked well. They were not only highly functional, but had a beautiful aesthetic effect on the interior geometry of the building.