prickley top, worcestershire

 

Winner of the Daily Telegraph Homebuilding &
Renovating "Ecobuilding" Award 

 

The external walls are English cedar panels on 250mm of cellulose insulation 
The roofs are covered with sedums
Windows are high performance double glazed, argon-filled

 

Reduced dependence on non-renewable fuels and production of greenhouse gases is achieved through good energy conservation and attention to details of construction.  In addition to high levels of insulation to floors, walls and roofs, the thermal mass provided by the concrete floors and walls acts as a heat store to stabilise internal temperatures.  The two-storey south-facing glazing encourages passive solar gain in the living rooms without overheating in summer