We are delighted to have received planning permission for a replacement dwelling on a tucked away and narrow site in Buckinghamshire. The proposals seek to improve the site with a low-energy and highly insulated dwelling that is sustainable and efficient to run. The building is located in a conservation area so it has been important to respect the character of the existing buildings.
It has been designed using a fabric first approach based on Passivhaus principles. We have included high levels of insulation, triple glazed windows, an air-source heat pump, solar PV, MVHR and solar shading. The internal spaces can be adaptable for family life at all stages with an accessible ground floor and open-plan living spaces, including more private areas for working from home, that could not be provided by the existing building.