This photo from a Velfac Windows gallery shows horizontal sun-screen cladding with a very pleasing random hit-and-miss effect.
I like the curved roofline on this Potton eco house, and the horizontal cladding.
This contemporary design from Design and Materials looks good. I particularly like the split roof. I’m not a fan of the flat roofs on some contemporary designs.
I like the roofline here (echoes of a Dutch Barn) and I also like the timber cladding.
Another house with a curved roof and a reasonable combination of materials. Maybe not my favourite overall design but useful as a comparison, for discussion. See http://adrianjames.com/project/muswell-house/ for more views. This house was also covered on Page 52 of the February 2009 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine.
The dry-stone-wall-style stonework on this house works well. This is the Cranham Lodge project by Batterham Matthews Design.
This is broadly similar stonework, available commercially as cladding stone from the Real Stone Cladding Co – see their Coursed Sandstone – Dry Stack in Buff colour.
I like the “industrial” look and the repeating patterns of the windows. I also like the overall effect from the slightly mixed colours of the brickwork, especially the contrast between the red and blue bricks (you have to zoom in to see those clearly).
Coincidentally also at Burton on Trent, I like Victorian buildings like this one. I think it’s because of the repeating patterns of the gables and dormers (with the shallower sloping roof on the right sticking out like a sore thumb).
This is (very much!) an artists impression of the house I left in 2014. I’m not sure whether to class this as Traditional or Contemporary; I guess it’s Traditional in style. I still like the way it looks – a good compromise between a plain box and an overly ornate maintenance nightmare. There are some obvious design compromises – for example the ground floor window doesn’t do a great job of lighting the living room.
This is a good example of “new looks old”, using Furness Brick’s Chapel Blend bricks.
This controller for the Mira Platinum digital shower was designed by Priestmangoode. Simple but stylish.
More simple shapes. A few of the large, frosted shades would look good in a line over a kitchen island unit.
Or this one. (£299 RRP but achica.com sometimes offer a limited quantity for £250.) Then again I am the sort of person who likes the idea of a Periodic Table shower curtain (just like in The Big Bang Theory).
I like lighting fixtures which have been designed specifically to take advantage of the characteristics of LED lights. It’s a little difficult to see in the photo but this one is an open hoop, 450mm in diameter. The suspension wires are used to supply the power, which gives a very neat look.
I bought one of these for the bathroom in the house I left in 2014. It’s beautifully engineered and works brilliantly. As a bonus the relatively long control handle is easy to use for anyone with limited dexterity and by default the maximum flow is 5 litres per minute at 3 bar pressure which meets the Good Practice level of the AECB Water Standards (PDF link) and still fills the sink reasonably quickly.
A nice heated and illuminated bathroom mirror from http://www.lightingcentre.co.uk/shop/product/1366/