Yew Tree House
Project Date: 2011
Site Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Project Status: Construction Finished
Bespoke home on the small plot (2010)
Half buried into the ground, it is a hybrid construction of low cement concrete below ground level (GGBS) and structural laminated timbers above (Glulams).
The house also incorporates sweet chestnut cladding, a sedum roof, MVHR ventilation unit, rainwater harvesting, solar thermal and low energy appliances throughout.
It has been designed to also include photovoltaic solar panels, and a compost toilet; both of which should be installed in the near future. The project recently received the National Energy Efficiency Award from the Federation of Master Builders (March 2011).