Housing Developments


A sustainable self-build home has replaced an outdated 1930s property near Easingwold.

Brierley Groom Architects designed the low-maintenance, cost-effective, sustainable home.

Local building contractors Honeybourne Homes are known for specialising in bespoke new homes and were selected to undertake the build.

Many of their homes overlook the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and are built or refurbished to a very high standard.

Sustainable self-build near Easingwold

This project in Easingwold was to demolish an existing property and build a new contemporary home with five bedrooms, a kitchen, diner, living room, garage and snug above the garage.

Architects Peter Summers created the design for the 2,500 sq ft property. He said: “The existing dwelling did not make the best use of a wonderful site, so we took the opportunity to re-orientate the new house to take advantage of the views and links to the generous garden.”

The house has a deceptive appearance of being two storeys when viewed from the front, but it has three levels at the rear due to the clever use of the sloping site and the conversion of the roof space.

Case Study - Easingwold

Carl Massey, Director of Honeybourne Homes, is an existing customer of ARP, and Carl always contacts his local Area Sales Manager for his aluminium roofline and rainwater products.

The architect specified an aluminium rainwater and roofline system. ARP provided samples of our products and colour swatches for the architect to inspect and approve.

Choosing aluminium over plastic gave the specifier access to a massive range of polyester powder coating colours, which helped to emphasise the architectural elements of the building.

The basalt grey colour guttering used in this property contrasted with the pearly white render perfectly. It gave a finished contemporary look in keeping with the rest of the property.

Our Area Sales Manager was on hand at all stages for site measures, quotations, samples, drawing sign-offs and delivery to ensure that the client and developer were happy with the progress and the finished product.

Carl said, “ARP provided unstinting attention to detail no matter how many site visits were required to produce the final product”.

Bespoke aluminium roofline products

The products specified for the rainwater system were Sentinel half-round gutter and circular Colonnade aluminium downpipes.

The developers used ARP’s Trueline bespoke aluminium fascia and soffit for the roofline.

We made the soffit and fascia to measure the exact dimensions of the building and polyester powder coated them in our in-house PPC facility to the basalt grey RAL 7012 as specified by the architect.

Aluminium is an ideal material for adding architectural finishes to buildings, as it is strong, can be easily formed into various profiles and helps extend a building’s serviceable life.

Aluminium is low maintenance, non-corrosive, non-combustible, fully recyclable, and expected to last more than 60 years.

ARP prides itself in offering a quality solution for all your roofline and rainwater challenges, and as this project shows, we will work with you to fulfil your requirements.

This project is another example of how aluminium can enhance a design, and we look forward to continuing to work with the team at Honeybourne Homes on their other projects.

Contact us today to see how we can help you with your architectural aluminium requirements.