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Design guide for social housing in rural Northern Ireland Creating rural places: Designing appropriate buildings Entrances 2 1 4 As with all elements of vernacular cottages in the Ulster countryside, simplicity of the 3 entrance was key. Doors tended to be plain, sheeted or panelled timber without glazing 5 lights, however colour was used to express 6 individuality. Entrances tended not to have projecting porches or canopies. Access into the internal rooms directly from the front door were common place and occasionally smaller cottages would have an “outshot porch” or stone “cheeks” providing basic 7 shelter at the front door. entrance requirements 8 Larger farmhouses and country dwellings occasionally had well proportioned, pitched, 1 WEATHER PROTECTION 2 ILLUMINATION 3 VISION PANEL 4 HOUSE NUMBER mono-pitched or flat roofed porch structures, If provided, should be Provided by external Allowing Allowing ease of sometimes with large glazed elements that an integral part of the light. occupants to view identification for sat proud of the main front facade. design, not a bolt on. callers. callers. In our villages, entrances were sometimes 5 PERSONALIZATION 6 DOOR BELL 7 WATER EGRESS 8 ACCESSIBILITY more elaborate with ornate ironmongery, Around door and Located between Protected by water 1200 x 1200mm level fan lights above or to the side, and plaster on external walls for 1000mm & 1200mm channel or gradient on entrance platform at surrounds. hanging baskets etc. for comfortable use. approach. threshold. A notional dwelling at Pomeroy, Co.Tyrone, demonstrating the requirements for entrances for rural social housing. Traditional “outshot” porch front doors back & patio doors A front door of considerable character within the conservation area of Gracehill Co.Antrim. 112 113
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