East Gardens – New Build Eco House



The mid 1930s bungalow had been haphazardly extended and adapted over time. Efforts to obtain permission to refurbish and rationalise the property were compromised and following a lengthy planning process the bungalow was demolished in 2006 to make way for a replacement dwelling.


The house provided an opportunity to put into practice theories around green specification, sustainable construction, low energy technologies and lifetime homes. These include orientation, naturally preserved timber frame components, engineered lumber products, non-glued timber based boards, cellulose insulation, living roof (Sedum), under floor heating, solar thermal evacuated tubes and more recently the installation of a PV (photovoltaic) array.


Living in an ‘eco-house’ continues the learning and the experience of directly going through this process and provides further insights into home and place making with ever evolving family life.





photograph Tomek Henke

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