Winning designs for low energy houses
Winning a competition on a unique, beautiful riverside location gave Stride Treglown the opportunity to design two types of low energy housing, both in terrace form with differing orientations making the most of a natural site. Externally the new homes use traditional materials in a contemporary way drawn from the local vernacular. One terrace features a sunspace-based passive solar design utilising high thermal mass while the other uses highly insulated timber frame lightweight construction.
Using these two housing types has allowed our client to undertake an “in use” analysis of the merits of each in a rural location. The development achieved a BREEAM EcoHomes ‘Excellent’ rating.