Lewes, East Sussex
Completion Date: May 2013
Gross Floor Area: 250m2
Contract Value: £460K
Build Rate: £1840/m2 + VAT (including garden)
‘U’ Values: Roof – 0.09W/m2K. Walls – 0.14W/ m2K. Floor – 0.16W/m2K.
Heating source: High-efficiency gas condensing boiler, and solar thermal panels. Solar gain and MVHR system
Carbon Impact: Low-Carbon
Main Contractor: Brian Huntley Builders Ltd
The project consists of a new build three storey family home clad in slate and cedar. The main access to the dwelling is from the road level on Prince Edwards Road, this leads into the building at mid-level. The lower level is comprised of the kitchen and dining facilities and through a series of large sliding doors leads out onto a garden terrace, continuing on to growing beds and a sunken garden. The mid and upper levels focus on the views due south, and include four bedrooms, garage, study, lounge and various other amenities.
The main south facing facade consists of an amazing 3 storey elevation with a large timber clad recessed terrace. The terrace has a fully retractable glazed wall (in the form of bi-folding doors). The east and west elevations are also timber clad with the north elevation clad in slate. The pitch of the roof allows for a maximum solar aspect and faces due south. The roof is quite unique as it is one of the first interlocking slate PV, Solar thermal and Rooflight systems to be used in the UK, creating the weathered surface of the roof. The house also has an MVHR system, airtight construction and a super insulated building fabric with roof u-vaules of 0.09 // floor 0.16 // walls 0.14