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Passive House Design for a young family.

The brief was to take a 1970’s bungalow and turn it into a contemporary four-bedroom home for a young family.

A passive house is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling.

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Project Specifications
Residential
Adaptation + Extension
Key Build Features:
Sustainable

What we did

Using the external walls as a frame for the composition we began designing.  The roof was raised to create a first floor and a contemporary extension added to the rear of the property complete with a green roof.  The existing garage was too small for modern cars, so it was enlarged creating a double garage with a staircase leading to the living accommodation above.  

The internal spaces combine open plan living with the ability to close off rooms with the use of sliding and folding doors, making the house suitable for a young family.  A large feature window looks out from the master bedroom onto the green roof and extensive rear garden.  The front of the house is to be built in stone to match the vernacular; secretly hiding the contemporary mix of glass and vertical timber cladding to the rear.

Accessibility and other features

+ Passive house - zero energy property

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