Architects, Bath, Somerset

Eco Home, Somerset

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 have commenced are proceeding well on a fast track timber frame programme. Local clay roof tiles, natural stone and larch cladding from the nearby Stourhead estate are being used. Recycled newspaper will be used for the thermal insulation and together with other energy efficiency devices a Code 4 Sustainable Home has been achieved in the SAP calculations. The aim is to complete a Passive House through high air tightness standards.

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