Rothbury, Northumberland New Build House
- Project Year: 2017
- Project Cost: £500,001 - £1,000,000
- Country: United Kingdom
- Location: Rothbury, Northumberland
Richard and Ros purchased the site located in the Northumberland Town of Rothbury to build a unique modern house that will maximise the stunning views across the Northumberland Countryside. Richard and Ros worked through the initial concept design with their Architect daughter Helen Groves.
The key aspect of the design is to capitalise the views from the site and the orientation to increase natural sunlight. The property is designed to be constructed from SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) that are manufactured offsite then delivered and erected onsite.
The combination of a highly thermal fabric achieved by the SIPs structure and the use of the latest technologies from MVHR, to Air Source Heat Pumps and a stand alone PV array the property achieves an A+ SAPS Rating.
The proposed house has been located to the top of the site to maximise the great views. The house has been cut into the top of the slope with a retaining wall holding and sculpting the land back. All earth is to be retained and sculpted onsite to form a free flowing garden following the natural topography.