Concept designs for a 4/5 bedroom house- DELIVERED IN SKETCHUP

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: £240
  • Entries Received: 35

Contest Brief

We are looking to build a 4-5bedroom family home and are looking for some concepts-

The winner will also then be invited to take the concept to full building drawings. -However, don't let this deter you from entering if you don't have that skill level.

The site is 1840cm wide by 5000cm long
Faces east-west with the access to the plot on the east (see Arial picture)
Currently has a bungalow on the plot- this will be demolished so is not a concern. However, sympathy should be given to its position as planning laws will assume a similar placement on the plot.

We are looking for a contemporary 2 storey building, between 250-350sqm- This is a self-build.
The building NEEDS to Incorporate

1- Entrance hall (ideally dual height)
2- Large living space to include Kitchen, dining and living room
3- Separate "snug"
4- Downstairs shower room
5- Boot room
6- Utility /Machine room
7- Accessible garage
8-Verandas - outside usable space. As a family, we enjoy hiking, canoeing and bushcraft so a year-round usable outside space is essential.
9 Master bedroom with ensuite and dressing room
10 three (or four) further bedrooms two of similar spec suitable for teenage and young adults with the others suitable for occasional guests.
11South facing roof - We would like to maximise solar PV so need a large array.

Thought needs to be given to a separate assumed detached clinic room on the site for an acupuncturist- 30sqm incorporating a small waiting room (one client)- toilet and treatment room.

Parking for 4 cars (not using the garage) the site has an in-out driveway.

Please feel free to ask any further questions to help clarify- The answers will be shared publicly



WARNING- Any "off the shelf" or rushed entries will be ignored and their originators banned from any participation.

Initial concept sketches are fine - but the final entry should be a full SketchUp model.

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Public Clarification Board

  • rihab25
    rihab25
    • 5 days ago

    I'm open to any modifications/ questions just let me know. Regards.

    • 5 days ago
  • goesoer
    goesoer
    • 1 week ago

    #extended #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • rihab25
    rihab25
    • 1 week ago

    Kindly check entry #42 . Thank you!

    • 1 week ago
  • Paul7127
    Paul7127
    • 1 week ago

    #extended #extended

    • 1 week ago
  • jeffrymartianus
    jeffrymartianus
    • 1 week ago

    Hey there, please wait my entry, on progress, thanks.

    • 1 week ago
  • rkiome
    rkiome
    • 1 week ago

    hello please check my entry #39

    • 1 week ago
  • ioivisualization
    ioivisualization
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hello, please check my entry #35 . Thanks

    • 2 weeks ago
  • Nourank23
    Nourank23
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hello, kindly review my entry #30 and let me know your feedback. Thank you.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • rkiome
    rkiome
    • 3 weeks ago

    hello, I have uploaded my entry, #31. kindly check and review it.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Nourank23
    Nourank23
    • 3 weeks ago

    Kindly check out my entry #30. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you.

    • 3 weeks ago
  • rihab25
    rihab25
    • 3 weeks ago

    Hello there! By "between 250-350sqm" do you mean the sum of both stories or the exploited part of the plot, meaning 250-350sqm x2 ?
    Also, I noticed you asked for a south-facing roof, thus a pitched roof which contradicts with the homes on your mood board? Thank you for your time and consideration.

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      HI thanks for the question- It is the combined internal area- and is only a guide.

      • 3 weeks ago
    2. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      As stated we are seeking to maximise PV so need a south facing roof (idealy with a pitch)- they are mood boards only.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • tahiraraza
    tahiraraza
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, I work in AutoDesk Revit , which is a BIM (building integrated Modeling) software. Would you allow final entry in Revit format as well?

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te2t2Z26b0k

      • 1 month ago
    2. phillipkeane
      phillipkeane
      • 3 weeks ago

      You work with BIM, but you don't know what "BIM" stands for?

      Hint: The "I" doesn't stand for "integrated"

      • 3 weeks ago
  • Cristtiand
    Cristtiand
    • 3 weeks ago

    Working in progress, please wait till the project end. Thanks!

    • 3 weeks ago
  • Cristtiand
    Cristtiand
    • 1 month ago

    Hi there,
    I´m interested in apply your contest. Please help me to clarify these questions in order to fullfill your expectations.
    How can I find the site on google maps?
    Do you want to conserve the arboreal species of the site?

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I dont wish to share the exact address- sorry. But it is near to Wokingham ,

      • 1 month ago
    2. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      There are no large trees actualy on site, they are all on neighbouring plots. none have any preservation orders so can be removed if necessary

      • 1 month ago
  • ofeliapereyra
    ofeliapereyra
    • 1 month ago

    Please check my entry #20 . Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • gaurimore
    gaurimore
    • 1 month ago

    Kindly review entry no. 18, scroll to the end for views. Thanks!

    • 1 month ago
  • ioivisualization
    ioivisualization
    • 1 month ago

    Hello, please check my entry #16. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • ofeliapereyra
    ofeliapereyra
    • 1 month ago

    Please check my entry #12. Thanks

    • 1 month ago
  • Zeqir
    Zeqir
    • 1 month ago

    Feedback on entry #8 please

    • 1 month ago
  • farahnajlaa89
    farahnajlaa89
    • 1 month ago

    Hi, May I know more detail about the clinic? is the clinic can be enter through house or can enter only from outside?

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      it needs to have its own entry for patients.

      • 1 month ago
  • Nourank23
    Nourank23
    • 1 month ago

    Hey, Kindly give me your feedback on entry #10. Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • InsignionStudios
    InsignionStudios
    • 1 month ago

    Feedback on entry #11 please

    • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    One thing to keep in mind is that in the UK we cant build to the boundary- So we will need at least 1 m on either side of the property.

    • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    I have uploaded a new outline of the plot. showing the neighbouring houses more clearly.

    • 1 month ago
  • gaurimore
    gaurimore
    • 1 month ago

    Hey working on a conceptual model and plans - please do not discontinue the contest before the due date. Thanks!

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      I look forward to your entry.

      • 1 month ago
  • jalamrathore
    jalamrathore
    • 1 month ago

    units in feets and inches or cm is must ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      metric please

      • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    The build is in the south-east of England, the 250-350sqm is total liveable space - and does not include the office. We seek a low u value and good thermal mass as the climate ranges from plus 30 at points in the summer to -5 at some points in the winter. Rainwater harvesting is therefore also a consideration. However, at concept stage, we are really just wishing for elevations and floor plans. Please ensure that the plot is considered- it is a main road so the property should be set back to allow for a driveway.

    • 1 month ago
  • Nourank23
    Nourank23
    • 1 month ago

    Hey,
    Could you please give us an idea about the weather and climate in this area?
    Also, is the 250-350 sqm area the required total built-up area of the entire house or is this the building footprint, and does it include the 30 sqm dedicated to the office or not?
    Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    To help- The outside space should be at a ground level. There is no desire for a balcony. Please also ensure that the plot and orientation are part of your design.

    • 1 month ago
  • oyeyemidiran
    oyeyemidiran
    • 1 month ago

    For clarification sake, you said 2 story building. Do you mean having 3 floors?

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Ground and first, a bonus room on a second floor in the roof space is an option

      • 1 month ago
  • nguyenthiendinh
    nguyenthiendinh
    • 1 month ago

    i will delivery within 7 day

    • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    two mood boards have been added.

    • 1 month ago
  • BoxBearLtd
    Contest Holder
    • 1 month ago

    The contest is now sealed.

    • 1 month ago
  • asfiaasa
    asfiaasa
    • 1 month ago

    Please sealed the contest

    • 1 month ago
    1. BoxBearLtd
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Done- good call

      • 1 month ago
  • Nourank23
    Nourank23
    • 1 month ago

    Dear contest holder,
    Could you please provide us with a couple of images that would show the desired style that you're looking for. Thank you.

    • 1 month ago
  • asfiaasa
    asfiaasa
    • 1 month ago

    #Sealed

    • 1 month ago

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