This scheme is a new-build highly bespoke three bedroom house, replacing a derelict bungalow in the Leicestershire village of Carlton. Located centrally on the site, the house has the credentials of an ‘eco’ house achieved with the careful consideration of layout, orientation and construction within the design process. The layout of the floor plans reflect both the environmental analysis and the client’s requirements, designed to suit their lifestyles and their desire to have negligible running costs.

The orientation of the house on the site has been carefully considered to allow for the efficient use of the photovoltaic panels on the roof, but more crucially for the exploitation of solar gains for specific uses such as pre-heating the bedrooms prior to sunset.  Along with the careful consideration of the window and dormer sizes this house provides a very comfortable environment and avoids overheating.

Finalist for ProCon Leicestershire Residential Category 2013

Contract value £450,000