affordable housing

Affordable Housing

Zebra work with a range of registered providers of affordable housing, and are fully versed in the required standards necessary to achieve all types of tenure.

Incorporating Lifetime Homes criteria, Building for Life 12 (BfL12), Housing Quality Indicator standards (HQI), Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) and other required targets, Zebra understand all that is needed to provide quality affordable homes.

Tibberton, Gloucestershire

Working in conjunction with Speller Metcalfe Living for Guinness Hermitage, on a site in Tibberton, Gloucestershire, Zebra Architects designed a new affordable residential development.

This comprised of six semi detached houses and two apartments. The location is very rural and we think that the finished product is very fitting for the setting, designed to enhance the village by providing high quality dwellings.

The development was designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.


Dodds Field, Pattingham

Dodds Field stands at the end of Hall End Lane in a fine, semi-rural location on the fringes of a particularly sought after South Staffordshire village. On behalf of South Staffordshire Housing Association  (part of the Housing Plus Group), Zebra architects designed a scheme for 19 new homes which were prioritized for people with a connection to Pattingham.

The scheme consists of a mix of houses and bungalows offering two, three and four bed homes. The development was designed to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3.


Homs Road, Ross-on-Wye

In collaboration with Speller Metcalfe Living, Zebra Architects were involved throughout the construction phase. The affordable homes project created 9 new dwellings for Festival Housing Group (now Fortis Living); 3 three-storey, and 6 two-storey units. Constructed adjacent to the existing housing stock, the development provides a quality solution to the local need for housing.

Zebra were employed to provide the working drawing package, ensuring the scheme met relevant building standards and planning conditions. The development was built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3, as well as Secure by Design Standards, ensuring high energy efficiency and protection against crime.

The houses are also designed to meet Lifetime Homes Standard, which ensures flexibility of internal features, and ease of future conversion to accommodate residents who are disabled or have mobility issues.

Lower Priest Lane, Pershore

Working in conjuction with Speller Metcalfe Living, on the site of a former healthcare centre in Pershore, Zebra Architects designed a new 13 dwelling development. This comprised of 7 two-bedroom houses, 5 two-bedroom apartments and 1 one-bedroom apartment, as well as 23 parking spaces for the use of residents and the Primary Care Trust situated adjacently.

The development was designed to maximise the energy efficiency and sustainability of the dwellings, including the construction of a large array of roof-mounted solar panels, and therefore was Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 Certified.

Rooker Avenue, Wolverhampton

Located on the site of the former ‘Rough Hills Tavern’ in Wolverhampton, the site comprises of 4 no. 2 bed dwellings and 11 no. 3 bed dwellings.

Working with the Bromford Group through the planning process and in turn, the construction phase, the fifteen 2 storey dwellings offer a range of both detached and semi-detached properties.

The houses are HQI compliant, as well as achieving Code for Sustainable Homes level 3.