Construction is well under way for this two-storey and single-storey extension. A rainwater harvesting tank has been buried underground, this will feed the washing machines and toilets. 150mm (50% more than needed for building regulations) of Knauf Earthwool has been Continue Reading →
Total Cost = £48,452, Gross Internal floor area = 87m2
Inspiration from the vernacular is difficult to find when the region is unknown, however a barn vernacular has been employed here. Banks of two houses form a barn or terraced rows could form a mews style in a city.
Straw bales have been chosen for their ease of self-build and their very low embodied energy. Continue Reading →
Clare Nash gave a talk at the AECB conference which features in Green Building Magazine