We have started work on a new single-storey house in France Lynch, Gloucestershire, designed to blend into the hillside.
The house will be dug into the bank with a sedum roof, and walls clad in timber and local stone. It will be very highly insulated - aiming for an airtightness result of less than 1 ac/h - with an MVHR system and triple glazed windows.
We collaborated with Millar+howard workshop for the planning designs, with detailed design and build by the Greenheart team.
Foundations and retaining wall are now underway with the timber frame due to start in December.