This new build eco home uses Ground Source Heat Pump, Photovoltaic panels and Thermal inertia, combined with a contemporary aesthetic to ensure the best possible internal environment for its owners. As a replacement dwelling the site was largely defined by the previous bungalow’s location and the substantial numbers of trees retained.
The design is based on a concept of two wings connected by a glazed link to maintain separation. The principle wing is designed as open plan, combining entertaining spaces with a feature stair leading to the master suite and the bridging link. The second wing contains the more private spaces of a snug, WC, office and utility as well as a large garage and workshop with bedrooms to the first floor.
The scheme was designed throughout to accommodate an evolution and flexibility over the lifetime of the building.
Externally a full landscaping scheme ties the building to its site whilst vistas through and from the building celebrate the mature trees which surround two sides.
Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP)
Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR)
Natural sustainable materials and reused materials
Environmental construction policy to minimise chemical use and construction waste
Electric car charging and allocated space for future battery installation
Minimal internal structure to allow future alteration
High insulation levels (low U and Y values)
Home working space
Rain water harvesting to a large beneath ground tank
Biodiverse landscaping used