An eco self-build in an an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in Bridport.
This dwelling is located in coastal West Dorset with views of downs and open countryside.
WDA were appointed to work closely with the clients, to fulfil their long held ambition to build their own eco home.
The self build owners wished for ‘a house of its time’, a home that was light and warm, with environmentally friendly features and large windows to take advantage of sun and views.
Completion Date 2020
Photography Ian Jennings
Image: Installing the buried 'slinkies' to connect to the ground source heat pump.
The new build is constructed from ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms) offering excellent thermal properties. The barrel roof includes a large overhang for solar shading in the summer months. The sedum roof boosts biodiversity, providing habitats for insects as well as, offering storm water attenuation.
Photovoltaric panels add to the buildings eco credentials to produce electricity and work in hand with the installed ground souce heat pump. Importantly the green roof, helps the new home blend into its surroundings, softening the neighbours view of the house in what had been a tricky planning process.
I wanted a house of its time, light and warm, with as many environmentally friendly features as possible.”