Built in six days and live on television, THTKB is thought to be the first building in the UK to achieve an A+ energy performance certificate.
‘The House that Kevin Built’ was an innovative project to design and construct live on television a highly sustainable domestic property over a period of 6 days using a combination of ‘offsite’ innovative and interesting building systems and materials.
The project, carried out in collaboration with Talkback Thames TV and Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud was executed outside the Excel centre in London’s docklands in conjunction with The Grand Designs Live show from 4 May 2008.
Highlights of the construction were shown nightly on Channel 4’s programme ‘Grand Designs Live’ which was broadcast live from a stage ‘setup’ adjacent to the building site.
‘The House that Kevin Built’ was dismantled at the end of the show and will be re-erected at the Building Research Establishment’s Innovations Park.
Currently there are plans afoot to rebuild the house at the University of Brighton where is will be used as a demonstration project to test and evaluate some of the ground breaking materials and products incorporated in the design with the BRE, Brighton and Hove City Council and UniverCities as project partners.