This impressive hillside site was previously occupied by an interwar house that the new owner intended to refurbish and extend. After weighing up the benefits of thermal efficiency, new technology and VAT considerations with their architect, the owner decided to demolish the old building and replace it with a new Art and Crafts house.

Despite its traditional design, the new house employs SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) construction techniques to provide extremely high thermal efficiency. The leaded, metal casement windows enhance the traditional appearance of the house, but are thermally broken double-glazed units, meeting A rating heat loss standards. The house also benefits from MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery) and air conditioning.

BUILD managed all aspects of the project consisting of the demolition of the original house, the construction of the new house, gym, garaging, greenhouse, swimming pool and landscaping.

Architects: Witcher Crawford Architects, Geoff Crawford

Interior Designer: Zanna Westgate

Media Link: Structural Insulated Panel (SIP)

Before / design