Architects, Bath, Somerset

THE ECO HOME

Title: Grumbles Farm
Location: Stoke St Michael, Somerset
Client: Private
Project: Self Build House
Detailed Planning Consent was granted in 2010 for a three storey four bedroom family home. The self build house is in a great location situated on the edge of a village in the Mendips, with picturesque views of the countryside. The garage was completed first to provide a bat house to satisfy one of the many Planning Conditions. The bats have now been carefully moved into the heated loft space over the garage and the existing farmhouse demolished. Phase two works and the construction of the new house commenced and proceeded well on a fast track timber frame programme. Local clay roof tiles, natural stone and larch cladding from the nearby Stourhead estate were used. Recycled newspaper for the thermal insulation together with other energy efficiency devices a Code 4 Sustainable Home was achieved in the SAP calculations. The aim is to complete a Passive House through high air tightness standards.

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