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 within the picturesque Northumberland Town of Rothbury. The aim to create a unique, modern and sustainable home that provides an enjoyable living space, that also maximises the stunning views across the rolling hillsides of the Northumberland Countryside.
The project brief was to deliver a sustainable home that reduces the energy consumption of a modern contemporary home. The priority was to accomplish this without compromising the enjoyment and wellbeing for Richard, Ros, and future generations.
The location of the house on the site, benefits from an elevated position. The principle and driving design feature was to capitalise the panoramic (east, south and west facing) views, whilst flooding the house with natural daylight.
The house was designed and built to include all aspects of sustainable design. This includes the use of the latest building & construction methodology through to the integration of microgeneration. The combination of a highly thermal, airtight fabric achieved by the SIPs structure and using the latest technologies such as; MVHR, Air Source Heat Pumps and a stand alone PV array, the property achieved an EPC 97% 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.