view of house from garden with curved roof and large windows

West Bay

New sustainable house with curved sedum roof in Bridport.
Location Bridport, Dorset
Status Built
Use Residential
Client Ian Jennings

An eco self-build house in an an Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in Bridport.

Project Awards & Recognition

Self Build & Design
October 2020
exterior garden view of house with curved sedum roof taken at night with lights on

Unique sedum curved roof

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.


Championing sustainable house design

The new build house is constructed from ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms). This offers excellent thermal properties plus a quick and precise building process .

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.

Image: Installing the buried 'slinkies'  to connect to the ground source heat pump.

Photovoltaic panels add to the buildings eco credentials to produce electricity and work in hand with the installed ground source 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.

Completion Date 2020
Photography Ian Jennings

I wanted a house of its time, light and warm, with as many environmentally friendly features as possible.”

Ian Jennings, Home Owner

open plan modern kitchen dining area with lovely country views
double height entrance hall with hanging light feature