A Lovely (And Very Low Energy) House For Our Clients

A Lovely (And Very Low Energy) House For Our Clients

The weather has improved, and it was time to send our photographer to capture our new house project in Buckinghamshire that was finished in late 2017. This was a really interesting project developed in conjunction with Mike Jacob of Trunk. The client set an ambitious brief to meet Passivhaus standards of fabric insulation and air tightness. An insulated timber frame solution was developed to provide U values of 0.1 and we achieved an extremely low air tightness value of 0.58 which is a fantastic achievement to all involved.

The design was developed to be contemporary whilst using traditional shapes and building form in order that the house would fit sensitively into its surroundings. Due to the challenging site that sloped both front to back and side to side, a split level layout was developed; the result is a fantastic sequence of spaces and volumes as you move through the house. The house is beautifully finished inside with the curved oak pod that contains the utility, plant room, cloaks and toilet being a particularly special and beautiful feature.

Photographs are beautifully shot courtesy of Lucy Walters Photography