Blundells Avenue Housing

Mitchell Taylor Workshop, Devon, 2011


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Three houses constructed entirely from materials available at the local builders yard

The client, who wanted ‘more of the same’ housing that existed on the adjacent estate of nondescript ‘noddy boxes’, was persuaded by Mitchell Taylor Workshop that for the same money and with the same materials, three houses that were far better and more valuable could be built.

The houses are grouped to achieve density and free up large external play and garden areas, breaking the typology of the estate, but also responding to the urban grain of the adjacent historic road.

The three houses’ build cost was £60,000 each, and they are constructed entirely from standard materials and components available from a local builders merchant. The intention was to show that there is an alternative to developer estate housing.


  • Begun: Dec 2010
  • Completed: May 2011
  • Floor area: 210m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £180,000
  • CO2 Emissions: 15kg/m2/year
  • Address: Horsdon, Tiverton, Devon, EX16, United Kingdom

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