The Levels

Client: Private 

Project: Construction of a 5/6-bed family home in Ashford, Kent 

Value: £660k 

Project period: 48 weeks 

Completed: Spring 2019 

Architect: Clague Architecture 

The Levels sits on the site of an old nursery - a steep site which requires extensive excavation to set the Lower Ground Floor of this 'upside down' house into the hillside. The lower floor accommodates the 5 bedrooms, leaving the first floor for the living areas which are afforded views over the trees through the floor-to ceiling windows and from 2 balcony areas. 

Internally the house has a large open plan living area and is heated by under floor heating to both levels. The windows are triple glazed to maximise thermal efficiency. 

This is a conventionally built brick and block structure, with external finishes including stone and timber cladding and a standing seam zinc roof. 

Energy Efficient elements, which contribute to an EPC-rating of B85, include:  

  • Under Floor Heating to the ground and first floors  
  • An air-tightness value of 5.86 m³.h-¹.m-² @ 50 Pa  

We are pleased to be working with Clague Architects on this project: 

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