the existing bungalow prior to demolition and clearance of the site for a new low energy housebullfinch way proposed roof plan and garden photographbullfinch way proposed ground floor planpear tree farm on site photograph with the blockwork walls almost completepear tree farm work progressing on site photograph blockwork walls and openingpear tree farm standing in the new building footprint looking out to the southphotograph on site at pear tree farm with the bricklayer putting up the internal blockwork wallspear tree farm works progressing on site photograph looking back at the new dwelling from the south

Bram approached the practice looking for assistance with the design and detailing of his new low energy dwelling. He has demolished the existing bungalow (photograph above) and is now constructing the new house himself with help from a local builder.

We initially reviewed the main principles that will affect the energy consumption of the property and have been working with Bram for a large part of the previous year on the detailed design and specification for the construction.

The building is being constructed with externally insulated blockwork, which along with polished concrete floors will provide a high level of thermal mass essential in our changing climate.

Despite having gone through the wettest year on record the build has progressed well on site and the roof is underway this spring. We are really enjoying the process of working with a self-builder and are looking forward to seeing the house completed later this year.