The design process for a one-off house involved close co-operation with the Client, who considered her current house unsuitable for her in terms of its costs to run and internal layout. With this in. mind, J&W Architects adopted a brief to enable the client to “age in place” and ensure that the house was fully adaptable and future-proofed to meet most needs related to growing old.


The proposals took cognisance of flexibility and adaptability, without being too specific to render the house institutional, or unattractive to future purchasers. In terms of the house’s eco-rating, this would exceed current standards stipulated within the Technical Standards.