Page 4 - Rural Housing Association Design Guide
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Contents 01 Introduction 02 Considering the place: Rural Northern Ireland The purpose of the guide .............................. 8 Landscape considerations .................................... 14 The approach of the guide ..........................10 Settlement considerations .................................... 18 Regard for the characteristics of vernacular rural houses .......................................... 22 The significance of recent changes in the countryside ........................................................ 26 The evolution of the provision of rural social housing .......................................................... 28 Creating rural places: Achieving quality 03 Considering the 04 Considering site location characteristics Identifying where there is need .................. 34 Orientation .............................................................. 48 Identifying a suitable site within a Shelter ..................................................................... 52 Dispersed Rural Community ....................... 36 Slopes ...................................................................... 54 Identifying a suitable site within Character ................................................................ 56 small settlements and villages .................... 38 Neighbours .............................................................. 60 Identifying a suitable site outside small settlements and villages .................... 42 05 Considering the 06 Designing appropriate scheme layout buildings Layout & roads considerations .................... 64 Considering building form ..................................... 88 Considering access ...................................... 70 Roofs ..................................................................... 100 Considering the definition of Chimneys ............................................................... 102 boundaries ..................................................... 72 Dormer windows and skylights ............................ 104 Creating appropriate private Windows ................................................................ 106 and semi-private spaces ............................. 78 Entrances ............................................................... 112 Integrating landscaping .............................. 82 The building fabric & performance ..................... 114..................... 114 Enhancing the public realm ....................... 84 Energy use & renewable technologies .............. 116 A common sight in rural Northern Ireland, roadside cottages and associated outbuildings. Utilities ..................................................................... 118 External finishes ...................................................... 120
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