Low Energy Home, Surrey

A "fabric first" new build sustainable home.

The Stickland Wright architecture team worked with the clients to design a new build home within the curtilage of their existing dwelling. The disused tennis courts provided a unique site with the backdrop of existing mature trees. The setting also provided fantastic natural east to west light and the opportunity to form beautifully framed vistas.

The low energy home utilised a fabric first approach with highly insulated timber frame construction. This was supplemented with continuity of insulation, high performance windows/doors and high airtightness levels. The house uses air source heat pump (ASHP) and photovoltaic panels (PV) as energy sources. Mechanical ventilation and heat recovery (MVHR) provides ventilation, ensuring the building creates a comfortable living environment.

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Client Testimonial:

“We were immediately impressed with SW who concentrated on the aspect of the new house in its surroundings, considering how the light would shine through the house during the day and though the annual cycle of the seasons. They were able to incorporate all the design nuances we came up with, for example roof lights shining through the first floor void to illuminate the dining area on the ground floor.”